Where does it really get dark nowadays? Real darkness is disappearing from the night, while the cycle of light and dark is so important.
Experience the dark and the beauty of the darkness on Saturday 23 September during ARTIS Unexposed. This program is part of Amsterdam Dark Festival.
Wander past sleeping flamingos
Experience the setting sun consciously under the guidance of Marjolijn van Heemstra, discover why the night is so important for your health with the Bioclock Consortium and stroll through ARTIS-Park – one of the few places in the city where the lights really go out at night. Wander past sleeping flamingos, luminous mushrooms and hunting bats.
Light pollution is a major challenge in cities like Amsterdam. It affects animals, plants and humans. ARTIS tries to make its impact on the environment as positive as possible. That is why the park is one of the few places in the city where the lights really go out at night.