Natura Artis Magistra, or Artis Royal Zoo, is a zoo in the city center of Amsterdam. It is the oldest zoo in the country and one of the oldest in Europe. The zoo also contains an aquarium, planetarium, arboretum, and a large art collection. The property has 27 historic buildings, many of which were built in the second half of the 19th century. The zoo itself was founded in 1838 and a couple of the buildings were on the property before the zoo was established. The zoo is home to many interesting animals, including orangutans, camels, elephants, and many others. The zoo is also home to the only museum of microbes in the world - Micropia.
Contact: Plantage Kerlaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Phone: +31 (0) 900-2784796
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