National Tulip Day in Amsterdam: where to get free flowers in 2024

Stop and smell the tulips. 💐😍

On January 20, 2024, Amsterdam celebrates National Tulip Day (Tulpen Dag) for the twelfth year in a row. If you’re in the city or its surroundings, you have the chance to pick 20 tulips in from of the Museumplein!

Visitors are allowed to pick tulips for FREE from a specially-designed garden in the city. There will be around 200,000 tulips for the picking, according to their website.

How National Tulip Day in Amsterdam works

The garden will be open from 1 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Museumplein area in Amsterdam.

You’ll be given a biodegradable bag to put your tulip bouquet in — don’t bring your own shopping bag, as you won’t be allowed to use it!

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Enjoy a variety of colourful tulips! Image: Pixabay

You can pick a maximum of 20 tulips to make sure as many people can come by and enjoy the flowers as well.

Where: Museumplein, Amsterdam
When: Saturday, January 20, 2024 from 1 PM to 5 PM

Visit the Amsterdam Tulip Museum for a trip through history

If you’re curious about tulips and their history, then you absolutely can’t miss The Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

Located in the Jordaan, you’ll also catch a glimpse of one of most beautiful areas of the Dutch capital. Leuk! 😍

The museum allows visitors to learn more about tulip history, detailing everything about its path through Europe in video and photography. And, of course, the museum has a range of tulip-themed products in their gift shop.

Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam
Opening times: Mondays to Sundays from 10 AM to 6 PM

Can’t make it to National Tulip Day? Check out the Amsterdam Flower Market

Even if you can’t visit the gardens to pick your own tulips, you can still buy your very own Amsterdam tulips.

The world-famous Amsterdam Flower Market is located in the city centre. It’s not only about tulips; you can also find seasonal flowers and a variety of tulip bulbs throughout the whole year.

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Despite being a relatively touristy location, it’s well worth the visit for its special set-up and its peculiar mix of colours, shapes and smells.

Oh, and did we mention the fact that it’s the only floating flower market in the world? ✨

Address: Singel 630 to 600, 1017 AZ Amsterdam
Opening times: Mondays to Saturdays from 9 AM to 5:30 PM, Sundays from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Visit Keukenhof for the ultimate tulip tourism destination in the Netherlands

Maybe you haven’t had enough of the tulips and you’re itching for more? We’ve got you: a visit to De Keukenhof, the world’s LARGEST tulip garden in the world, is also a great addition to your itinerary.

Open from March to May (in line with tulip season), the garden is 32 hectares large and is home to seven million bulbs and 800 varieties of tulips.

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Look at all those stunning colours! Image: Depositphotos

You can also enjoy flower sculptures, events, and children’s activities while browsing some of the world’s most rare and beautiful tulips.

Address: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse
Opening times: March 21 to May 12, 2024, from 8 AM – 7:30 PM. Exact dates vary per year.

Are you going to visit Amsterdam for National Tulip Day? Have you been there before? Tell us in the comments!

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Fabrizia Sbrega
Fabrizia Sbrega
Fabrizia moved to the Netherlands 11 years ago from Italy. After so many years, this country is still able to surprise and amaze her. Amsterdam is a city where you never get bored: it is vibrant, continuously changing and with always something to do. Recently she dedicates a lot of time to her plants and she is starting a new plants event company. If you need any help with your flowers and plants, do not hesitate to contact her.

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