Everyone knows the Netherlands is famous for tulips. Come take a stroll around Amsterdam May 3-4 to see them bloom in the city.
TULPEN DAGEN AMSTERDAM
On the weekend of May 3-4 Amsterdam will show off her tulips. Take a tour of public and private gardens to see the flowers in bloom from 10:00 to 17:00 both days.
The connection between tulips and the Netherlands is well-known, thus many think that tulips are originally from this area. Actually they originate in Turkey, but the Dutch had a fascination with the flower that led to tulip mania in the 17th century. Fancy tulip bulbs were traded for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. That’s a lot of cash for one flower.
Tulips naturally bloom for only about one week in April/May so there is a small window to catch them in their glory. Amsterdam Tulip Days will allow visitors to see the flowers in gardens around the city.
Private gardens where the tulips are in bloom include Museum Van Loon, Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Het Grachtenhuis, Het Tassenmuseum, and Hortus Botanicus. For more information, visit tulpendagenamsterdam.nl.
Tickets for Tulpen Dagen Amsterdam
A passe-partout that gives admission to all the private gardens is € 12,50. You can visit all the participating gardens one time during the two days.
If you’d rather see the tulips for free, follow the 2 hour walking route around the city center to see tulips in bloom in public spaces. Click here or check the below map for the route. And some of the museum gardens can be accessed for free if you have a museum card.
You can also visit many of the spots along the Zuid route for free. As the locations are a bit spread out, it would be best to go by bicycle. See the map below or click here for more information.
Please note: Most gardens are not accessible to wheel chairs and baby carriages, and dogs are not allowed.
Museum Van Loon
Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam