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.

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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 €16,-, children ages 3-9 are €14,- and those under 2 are free!

Regular entrance prices

Ticket categories Micropia Artis Royal Zoo & Micropia
Adults (Ages 10+) €16,- €30,50
Youth (3-9 years old) €14,- €26,50*
Kids* (0-2 years old) free* free*
*The recommended age to visit Micropia is 8 or older

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ARTIS Zoo & Micropia combi ticket

Micropia is an independent museum all about (super tiny) animals, which is why its located in the ARTIS Zoo. If you choose to get a combi ticket for both ARTIS and Micropia, you will receive a discount of 20%. Many people choose the combi ticket, as visitors can experience both activities easily within half a day. Click the the button below to get tickets via Tours & Tickets.

Address & Contact Informationmicropes at micropia

Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
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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