The Main Building (het Groote Museum) is the first and most impressive ARTIS building. It is on the first plot of land ever owned by ARTIS: the buiten-Middenhof. This land was bought by ARTIS founders Westerman, Werlemann and Wijsmuller, known as the 3 Ws, in 1838.
The museum of big questions
The Groote Museum takes you on a personal expedition, with your body as the starting point. It’s like staring into a mirror and discovering more and more. Like similarities to plants, other animals and even microbes. You then start to see cross-connections. Your intestines are not so different from the roots of a tree, for example. And when you were crawling as an infant, you moved just like a crocodile. Recognizing these similarities makes you see yourself and the world around you in a different light. You realize how intertwined you are with all living things, down to the smallest fiber of your being. And that you are much less independent than you thought.
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Netherlands Museum Pass
Purchase the Netherlands Museum Pass to visit more than 400 museums in the Netherlands for one year.
|Type of Museum Pass||Price|
|Adult Pass||€ 75|
|Young Person Pass||€ 39|
|Kids Pass||€ 39|
Standard tickets ARTIS-Groote Museum
|Kinderen 0 t/m 12||free of charge|
|Kinderen 13 t/m 18||€ 17,50|
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