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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 421 0095
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Type: Specialty Museums
Owner description: The Amsterdam Tulip Museum re-opened March 1st after two months of renovation. Visit the all new Amsterdam Tulip Museum & Shop to learn the... more » Owner description: The Amsterdam Tulip Museum re-opened March 1st after two months of renovation. Visit the all new Amsterdam Tulip Museum & Shop to learn the fascinating history of the Tulip. Conveniently located in the heart of historic Amsterdam, near many fine shops, galleries and cafes, the museum features exhibits and films devoted to the tulip, the unofficial national flower of the Netherlands. From Sultans of the Ottoman Empire and Dutch Merchants of the Golden Age, to gardeners today, the tulip has captivated people around the world for centuries. This fascinating flower has inspired artists and brought great wealth and even economic ruin to people who have fallen under its spell. Explore the tulip's history and discover the remarkable journey it has taken from the wilds of the Himalayan highlands to a garden like yours. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Every visit to Amsterdam takes in the Tulip museum. Once you have been around the small museum you won't do it twice but it's worth a visit to buy your tulip bulbs cos there is nowhere like Amsterdam to get the latest colored bulbs for that spring garden back home.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This museum has some poor videos that explain a small amount about tulips, their farming, and their history. Some of the display areas are quite dark, making it difficult to read the commentary. Not everything had English commentary. Overall not worth the 3 Euro upcharge with the Museumkaart or the time spent. I would be really aggravated if I spent... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a small "museum" that appears to be put together by the owner of the everything tulips shop. They don't take the Museumkaart but they gave me a reduced entry fee of €3 instead of the usual €5. I pretty much knew about the things in the first 5 rooms (tulips are from the Middle East, especially Turkey; tulip... More

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Livingston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

While we did not go into the museum itself we spent about 30 minutes in the shop buying some unusual tulips to bring home with us. We also bought a couple of tulip related ornaments. Since getting home we have visited a large garden centre and confirmed that the tulip varieties that we bought in Amsterdam are not available to... More

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Mz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ever being asked by your kids that question ? And, do you really know the answer and what is the connection between the turban and the tulip and why the tulip considered to be the flower of heaven ? Still curious ? Go there and have al the answers. A very small museum with a lot of love invested in... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is worth it. They have a neat little shop and a neat little exhibit on the history of the flower and the area. It was cool. I would recommend it.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a very unique little museum that tells the story of the tulip - a story that is of significant economic impact as well as horticultural interest. The museum has no lifts, and rather steep stairs; however, I was able to negotiate it with an injured knee, so if you are a gardener or someone interested in "tulipmania," you... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Give me a break, museum? This was strictly a store selling tulip bulbs and tulip related items. Beautiful stuff, but not a museum.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Superb feeling of nature.. It is a feeling of flowers calling you like a lover.. So beautiful and natural.. One must visit this garden.. After visiting this garden..you can enjoy Amsterdam by night..different beauty i.e..human beauty without any restrictions...because Amsterdam ..i believe everything is Licenced..no restrictions or prohibitions including drugs..??. Pl check.. A worth visit to Amsterdam..

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stumbled across this lovely little museum by accident. A great little find :-) A history into the beautiful tulip and lots of information to boot. Worth a look, we thoroughly enjoyed an hour looking around.

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