Top Destinations for Animal Lovers in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam offers a handful of destinations for every animal lover. There are several places in the Dutch capital city that accept and adopt animals, and there are places too where pet animals are cared for. Below are a few destinations for animal lovers that you should visit on your private Amsterdam walking tours.

Artis Zoo

Artis Zoo is the most famous zoo in Amsterdam, which has housed rare species of animals for well over 100 years. In fact, it is among the oldest zoos in the world. Wildlife species including giraffes, lions, and elephants roam freely in the zoo, while they also have the world’s first microscopic zoo here, known as the Micropia. Therefore, this is an important center for microbiological studies.

Boerderij Westerpark

This is a zoo that is intended for kids but adults are also found taking detours into this cute pet zoo. The place is located in Westerpark and houses animals like cows, sheep, pigs, and goats. They also take care of calves as well as lambs in the springtime.


KattenKabinet is a museum dedicated to artworks regarding cats. There is a gallery here that features several artworks by great artists including masterpieces by Ed van der Elsken and Henri Toulouse-Latrec. In addition, you can find several kittens running around in the museum that the museum owners take care of.

Boerderij Meerzicht

This is a rural restaurant with several delightful features. Apart from delicious pancakes and other lunchtime delicacies, they boast one of the well-maintained gardens in the city too. The place has a number of deer and peacocks roaming around freely in the outdoor seating area. Since they are accustomed to human visitors, they do not seem to be bothered about your presence in their vicinity.

Geitenboerderij Ridammerhoeve

This is an organic goat farm located in the heart of Amsterdamse Bos and is an easily reachable place when on Amsterdam tours. This is a working farm, but open to visitors. You can visit the stables that house flocks of milk-white baby goats, and get really close to the goats and feed them too.

De Poezenboot

This is an interesting place to visit on your private Amsterdam walking tours. It is a cat shelter situated in a modified houseboat in the Singel Canal. Its residents are granted the freedom to roam around freely inside the boat. This place has been taking care of cats for over 40 years. You can visit the place during the daytime and make donations too.

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