Micropia Tickets

The Best Micropia Tickets

Visitors to Amsterdam want to see all the big sights. The Micropia, the Royal Palace and Dam Square, these stunning sights draw tourists in and get their camera shutters clicking.

  • But what about the small sights?
  • What about the sights that are so tiny you can't see them with the naked eye?

We're talking, of course, about Micropia - the world's only museum of microbes.

Micropia is located on the grounds of Natura Artis Magistra, Amsterdam's royal zoo. Within the Zoo's enclosures, cages, and tanks, the usual menagerie goes about their business. Lions roar, giraffes munch leaves, and birds squawk. Across the way in Micropia, trillions of bacteria and other microorganisms flinch, wriggle and multiply, invisibly shaping our world, and ourselves.

Micropia Ticket Price


  • Ages (>10) 2018 €15.00 €29.50
  • Ages (>10) 2019 €16.00 €30.50
  • Ages (3-9) 2018 €13.00 €25.50
  • Ages (3-9) 2019 €14.00 €26.50
  • Ages (0-2) 2018 free free
  • Student €7.50

Micropia & ARTIS Combination Tickets

  • Ages (>10) 2018 €29.50
  • Ages (>10) 2019 €30.50
  • Ages (3-9) 2018 €25.50
  • Ages (3-9) 2019 €26.50
  • Ages (0-2) 2018 free free
  • Student €7.50

The below table includes a brief description of various handpicked Micropia tickets & skip the line guided tours of the Micropia. They're based on users reviews, cost, customer experience as well as all the best ways to see the famous Micropia sight.

We've compared prices from a variety of skip the line Micropia guided tours & tickets, websites and have handpicked the most affordable Micropia combination tickets, but utterly enjoyable Micropia tours & tickets below:

Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo Ticket

1. Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo Ticket

clock Duration: 4.5
  • A chance to stroll through the historic ARTIS Royal Zoo and come face to face with some of our planets rarest and most impressive animals.
  • A nature haven in the heard of Amsterdam.
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Leathercraft Workshop - Create Leather Card Holder or more with a Local Artisan

2. Leathercraft Workshop - Create Leather Card Holder or more with a Local Artisan

clock Duration: 2 hours 30
  • After organizing fashion shows and jewelry exhibitions for high-end brands in HK, I moved to the Netherlands in 2014. I started my own brand Leatherlands and give leather workshops to share my knowledge and passion to people who have the same interest. I love to make leather gifts with my hands as I believe this adds a personal touch ! More of my...
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Ticket for ARTIS Royal Zoo with Self-Guided Tours in Amsterdam

3. Ticket for ARTIS Royal Zoo with Self-Guided Tours in Amsterdam

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • Get this ticket and visit the Netherlands’ oldest zoo. You can easily spend the whole day here, but if you are in a rush, 2 hours will be enough.

    See hundreds of different species including lions, zebras, giraffes and spot 27 monuments including several historical buildings.

    The 19th-century buildings include an exhibit where you...
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Artis Royal Zoo Tickets in Amsterdam

4. Artis Royal Zoo Tickets in Amsterdam

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • Penguins, Wolves, Giraffes, and huge amount of different kind species are inside The ARTIS ZOO Amsterdam , so if your looking for a wild time in Dutch capital culture to see an impressive art collection, a zoological library, a planetarium, and 27 monuments found throughout the area you should get some Amsterdam ARTIS ZOO Tickets.

    As you...
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Amsterdam :Private Professional Photoshoot Inside Artis Royal Zoo

5. Amsterdam :Private Professional Photoshoot Inside Artis Royal Zoo

clock Duration: 15 minutes
  • Say goodbye to blurry mobile phone pictures. Having your photos taken professionally is so much better than a selfie! Turn your visit to Artis into a memory that will last a lifetime by having a professional photographer take your photos at the iconic Dutch Zoo.

    Your private photoshoot will last between 10-15 minutes. After that, your...
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Tickets for ARTIS Royal Zoo and Audio Tours in Amsterdam

6. Tickets for ARTIS Royal Zoo and Audio Tours in Amsterdam

clock Duration: 2 to 3 hou
  • Explore one of the oldest zoos in the world with ARTIS Amsterdam zoo tickets. Spot 27 different monuments including several historical buildings, and get starry-eyed in the planetarium, which has different shows each day. Walk among the beautiful buildings and soak up the atmosphere and animal sightings. The whole experience is wonderfully wild,...
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Opening Times of Micropia Amsterdam

Micropia is open to the public every day. Opening hours change during holidays.

Micropia Hours

  • Monday 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 9am-6pm
  • Wednesday 9am-6pm
  • Thursday 9am-8pm
  • Friday 9am-8pm
  • Saturday 9am-8pm
  • Sunday 9am-6pm

Holiday Hours

  • 24th December: 9am-6pm
  • 25th December: 9am-6pm
  • 26th December: 9am-6pm
  • 31st December: 9am-4pm
  • 1st January: 10am-5pm

ARTIS-cafe restaurant de Plantage

  • Monday to Friday: 9am - 1am
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am -1am


  • Every day: 7am to 11.30pm

The Netherlands is the birthplace of microbiology

Before a draper named Antoni van Leeuwenhoek first peered through a home-made microscope, nobody knew a thing about microorganisms. No one had even thought to look. With no scientific training, Antoni experimented with animal and plant matter. But it wasn't until he looked at water and saw movement that he realized there is invisible life all around us. Antoni called what he saw animalcules. Today we know them as bacteria.

The Museum of Microbes, Amsterdam

How Do I Get to Micropia Amsterdam?

Micropia's address is as follows: Artisplein Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, 1018 CZ Amsterdam

Located in the Plantage neighborhood of Amsterdam, Micropia is accessible from the center of Amsterdam on foot. From Amsterdam center, walk towards Waterlooplein and continue east along the Plantage Middenlaan.

To take public transport, first get to Amsterdam Central Station. From there, take the number 14 tram to Plantage Kerklaan stop. You can also take the number 7 and 19 although they stop a short walk from Micropia. The nearest metro station to Micropia is Waterlooplein, from which Micropia is about a 10-minute walk.

To get accurate directions from another location use the Netherlands public transport mapper, 9292.nl.

ARTIS Royal Zoo has its own parking. It's pricey but you can park all day from 8.30am to midnight. Until January 2019, the cost is €9 per day, after that it's €10. Parking is located 150 meters from the entrance and there are disabled access spaces available.

Tips for Visiting Micropia Amsterdam

TIP #1

If you or anyone in your party is disabled, you may be concerned about access. Micropia is wheelchair accessible but the website recommends checking in at the visitor's desk should you have any additional needs. Micropia has a wheelchair accessible elevator to the first floor of the building and an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There are a few dedicated disabled access parking spaces in the ARTIS Royal Zoo parking area but parking fees do apply.

TIP #2

There is no manned coatroom at Micropia. If you want to risk it you can leave your coat at an unmanned coat-check at your own risk. If you have personal items you'd like to lock away, like a handbag or your laptop, there are small coin-operated lockers.

TIP #3

Micropia is a laboratory and museum and as such there is no food allowed. We recommend eating before you visit Micropia or organizing to have lunch or dinner after your visit.

TIP #4

For parents, there are no baby-changing facilities within Micropia. There are baby-changing facilities and a nursing mother's room at ARTIS Royal Zoo. If you only have a ticket for Micropia and wish to use these facilities go to the ticket booth at ARTIS and they'll stamp you in.