Opening hours, address and telephone number

Open today from 10:00 until 17:00

Opening hours next week
Day Opening hours
Sat - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Overview of opening hours
Plantage Middenlaan 41
1018 CZ Amsterdam
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The entrance to the ARTIS-Groote Museum is on Artisplein
You go on a personal expedition, criss-crossing the museum
Taste, experience, smell and feel connected to everything that lives
In Amsterdam's oldest museum rooms
The museum of big questions

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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