Amsterdam - Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Wildlife in the Heart of the City

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Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo, Wildlife in the Heart of the City

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(37 reviews)
Plantagebuurt, Amsterdam, Netherlands
30 mins

About the tour

In the heart of Amsterdam, we can find the oldest zoo in the Netherlands, Natura Artis Magistra. It is a place where nature and cultural heritage come together; a place where history has been created since 1838 and where new stories are created daily. With over 900 species, 250 variety of trees and beautiful architecture, the zoo is a monument in itself. On this tour, we will of course see a lot of animals. But we will also hear some great stories from the old days until now and how the city and the zoo are connected to each other. We see places that were used as hiding places for people from the resistance in WW2, learn about operation Jaguar and explore some of the most beautiful parts of the zoo.

Meet Stephan


Stephan is a real Dutchie, he was born in Delft (the city of Vermeer), grown up in Gouda (the cheese city), studied in Leiden (city of Rembrandt) and he lived in Rotterdam (the harbour city) before moving to our capital Amsterdam in 2006. After a career in technology as an Online Strategist, he decided to leave behind the corporate world to start guiding visitors of Amsterdam and started his own private tour agency, Amsterdam Experiences. That’s when he discovered that walking and cycling around the city with international visitors is a lot more fun than a desk job! As a guide, Stephan loves to show his virtual guests the hidden gems of Amsterdam through the eyes of a local. He has a passion for telling stories about Dutch history and culture. Stephan is very enthusiastic about the Netherlands and also guides tours in Delft, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Gouda, Leiden and Den Hague. Stephan’s tours cover a wide range of topics, whether that be sensitively tackling difficult subjects, such as Anne Frank and Jewish history of Amsterdam. However, he is equally comfortable being spontaneous, whether visiting goats in a goat farm to riding his orange flowerbike around with the flowerbike man himself. Stephan also now has tours in Belgium, covering Antwerp, Bruges and Ghent. So join him on the bike or by foot, and see the highlights of the Netherlands or even perhaps Belgium.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Amsterdam with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Amsterdam. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Annette H.

22 April 2021

This was a lovely tour - haven't been to a zoo in years and so it was enjoyable to be taken around and see all the animals enjoying the lovely weather - some even showing off a little for the public! Stephan is a great guide, always happy and informative.

Clare T.

19 April 2021

great tour of the zoo,thanks stephan this was brillliant,thanks for thinking of all these varied tours i enjoy every one of them

Sue H.

19 April 2021

A really nice tour.

🇬🇧 Sandra H.

18 April 2021


Katie L.

18 April 2021

I woke up earlier than usual to go to this tour. Stephan keeps finding interesting things to show us, so he's brilliant! I had a blast at the zoo and learning animals in dutch. Great time!

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