Artis Zoo, Amsterdam Plantage Kerklaan 38-40 1018 CZ Amsterdam Artis P.O. Box 20164, 1000 HD Amsterdam Tel: 020 5233400 Tram: 6, 9, 14 or ‘Artis Expres’ (shuttle boat) Founded in 1838, the Artis Zoo is still as enchanting as it was nearly two centuries ago. Not only is Artis an oasis of peace right at the heart of a fast-paced city, but it is also a haven for some 700 animal species and 200 tree varieties, many on the verge of extinction. Artis is also one of the fewest zoos in Europe to have so many listed buildings within its grounds, namely the Large Museum (1855), the unique Library building (1867) and the Aquarium (1882). Zoo & Aquarium In the aquarium zone, take a sneaky peek into the contents of Amsterdam’s murky canals, or if you’re really brave, take a cheeky snap of the crocodiles on your camera! Botanical Garden Learn about the diversity of plants, trees and shrubs that form the plant kingdom in the Botanical Gardens. Exotic species can be found in acclimatized greenhouses. Geological Museum & Planetarium In the planetarium, trace the fascinating evolution of planet from the birth of the universe to the present day, or sit back and take a trip to faraway star systems! Also, visit the geological museum for an insight into our ancestors. Zoological Museum The museum houses some of the most interesting scientific collections of the early 19th century, as well as a number of exhibitions.turkeyarena.com If you visit Artis on a Sunday, you can take advantage of a special guided tour, free of charge. Opening times: Open daily from 9am - 6pm Closes at 4pm in summer Entrance fee: 2008 Adults: €14.50 Senior citizens (65+): €13.50 Children 3-9: €11.00 Group discount for 20 people: €1 off per person Guide book € 2.50 available in Dutch/English/German/French.