Micropia


Micropia is an award-winning museum located near Amsterdam East (Oost) as part of the Artis-Amsterdam Royal Zoo. Opened in 2014, Micropia is the only microbe museum of its kind. The gallery was opened in an attempt to show that the billions of living organisms that can be found everywhere and in everything, known as microbes, are not all bad, scary things, but are instead also produced in order to help in the functioning of daily life, including for human health.

Guests of the museum can see plants, animals, and other everyday objects, all through images that were cast under the lens of a microscope. The modern microscope is in itself a mostly Dutch invention, with Antonie van Leeuwenhoek improving upon the design and magnification, as well as paving the way for what we know today as microbiology.

As you make your way around the grounds of the museum, you can learn new things about science that will bridge your understanding between science and everyday life. In the laboratory, lab technicians can teach guests of all ages about microbes, science, and biology, as well as antibiotics.

After your visit, you can also explore the Artisplein, one of the many parks Amsterdam has to offer, no ticket required.

Introduction video Micropia - Euronews

Opening Hours

Micropia is open every day of the year!

Monday to Wednesday & Sunday  9:00 am – 06:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday  9:00 am – 08:00 pm

Tickets Prices and discounts

Tickets are available at the entrance of Micropia, as well as on their website or via ticket partners. Regular admission tickets for adults are €15,-, children ages 3-9 are €14,- and those under 2 are free!

Regular entrance prices

Ticket categories Micropia Artis Royal Zoo & Micropia
Normal ticket (Ages 10 +) €15,- €28,50
Youth (3 up to and including 9 years old) €13,- €24,50*
Kids (0  up to and including 2 years old) free* free*
* the recommended age is 8 or older for Micropia

Artis Zoo & Micropia combi ticket

Micropia is an independent museum, nevertheless, it’s all about (super tiny) animals. That’s why it’s located in Artis. If you choose to get a combi ticket for both Artis and Micropia you’ll get a discount of 20%. Many people choose for the combi ticket because you can visit both activities easily within half a day. Via the blue button below you can get tickets via Tours & Tours.

Address & Contact Informationmicropes at micropia

Address
Artisplein
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 52 33 671

Frequently Asked Questions about Micropia

    1. Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
      Yes! There are elevators and toilets that can accommodate wheelchairs.
    2. Is there dining nearby?
      Yes, the ARTIS-café restaurant de Plantage is located right near the museum.
    3. Can I use my I amsterdam card for free admission?
      Yes! Micropia allows free entrance with the use of your card.

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Opening hours Artis

Artis Royal Zoo is open every day of the year. There are 3 different seasons that have influence the opening hours. The schedule below provide you the entire overview.

1st of November until 29th February  09:00 am – 05:00 pm
1st of March until 31st of October  09:00 am – 06:00 pm
Every Saturday in June, July and August (summernights)  09:00 am – until sunset

Artis Amsterdam Zoo tickets, prices and discounts

Tickets for Artis are available at the entrance of the zoo. Also you can buy your e-tickets online, which give you the advantage to skip the queue to save valuable time. Printing is not required, you can show your ticket via any mobile device at the entrance.
There are two types of tickets. A regular ticket for the Artis Royal Zoo, and a combination ticket with Artis Royal Zoo & Mircropia. Order your discounted combi-ticket for Artis Zoo and Micropia via the blue button below and get a €6,- discount. Regular price for these tickets is €34,50 but via our partner tours and tickets, the online tickets cost you €28,50.

Click here to purchase priority tickets to the Artis Royal Zoo online

Regular entrance prices

Ticket categories Artis Royal Zoo Artis Royal Zoo & Micropia
Normal ticket (everyone from 4 and older) €23,- €25,50
Youth (3 up to and including 9 years old) €19,50 €23,50*
Kids (0  up to and including 2 years old) free free*
* the recommended age is 8 or older for Micropia

Online discount tickets

Purchasing your tickets for the Amsterdam Zoo online will save you the hassle of standing in line and will also give you a nice discount on the regular entrance price. Check out the online offers we gathered below and pick one that suits your needs!

– Make sure to redeem our exclusive Tours & Tickets discount code ‘THINGS10AMSTERDAM‘ and get 10% discount –

Artis Royal Zoo is located in the centre of Amsterdam. The best way to get there is by public transport. Below the city map you will find all the information to travel by public transport to Artis. We also provide a 9292-plublic transport planner. You only have to fill current location and the tool will give your exact travel instructions. If you prefer to go by car to Artis, you can use their special parking spaces. Parking for the entire day will cost you €9,-. Acquire your parking tickets at the entrance of the zoo.

AddressArtis Royal Zoo Amsterdam
Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
1018 CZ Amsterdam
+31 (9) 00 278 4796
info@artis.nl

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Public transport

The best way to travel to Artis is via plublic transport with the tram. From Amsterdam Central Station there are two trams (9 and 14) that bring yous directly in front of Artis. The name of the stop Artis Royal Zoo. You will get there in about 20 minutes by the tram. Another option is to go by tram 10 hop of at Waterloo station. From there it is a short 10 minutes walk to the Zoo. We advice to take tram 9 or 14, because you will see more of Amsterdam during the trip to the Zoo. It is is also possible to go by car and park your car at the parking spaces of Artis Royal Zoo. When your nearby the Zoo it is easy to recognize the zoo from the outside.

From Amsterdam Central Station:

  • Tram 9, heading to Diemen (Sniep), stop Artis Royal Zoo
  • Tram 14, heading to Flevopark (Slotenmeer), stop Artis Royal Zoo
  • Metro 51 or 53, stop Waterlooplein

When you plan to travel to the Zoo from a different location then Amsterdam Central station, the public transport planner below will you the exact way to get there. The widget gives you accurate advice for the real-time travel times based on your current location. It shows you all the different public transport options like the train, tram, metro or bus.

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