In a few days on the 20th of January Amsterdam will celebrate the National Tulip Day ( Tulpen Dag), so if you are in Amsterdam that Saturday, visit the Dam Square from 13.00 to 17.00 and get free tulips to decorate your house. In the light of all this I thought it’d be interesting to tell you a little bit about what else is out there in Amsterdam when it comes to tulips.
Amsterdam Tulip Museum
The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is situated in Jordaan, one of the most beautiful and fascinating areas of the Dutch capital.
The small museum allows visitors to learn more about the tulip history. It offers a range of images and videos that help you understand more about this flower and its path through Europe. The museum sells a large range of products only decorated by the tulip icon.
The Flower Market
The flower market is located in the Amsterdam City Center. It’s not only about tulips, but is worth a visit if you’re here as a tourist. You can find seasonal flowers and a big variety of tulips bulbs throughout the whole year.
It is a very touristic location, but you can appreciate its particular set up and its peculiar mix of colors, shapes and smells. It is the only floating flower market of the world.
It is open daily and you can also buy different kinds of souvenirs.
Not open at the moment and not really in Amsterdam (more in the ‘bollenstreek‘ somewhat South). The Keukenhof is a massive tulip garden open only from March to May: 32 hectares of flowers, 7 million bulbs, and 800 varieties of tulips.
You can also enjoy flower sculptures, events, children’s activities and much more.
So what are you waiting for? Bring some colour into your life and visit one or more of these events for a fun day out!