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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 421 0095
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Description: Learn the Story of the Tulip. The museum features exhibits and films...
Learn the Story of the Tulip. The museum features exhibits and films devoted to the tulip, the unofficial national flower of The Netherlands. From Sultans of the Ottoman Empire, 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 the flower bulb has taken from the wilds of the Himalayan highlands to a garden like yours. Conveniently located in the Jordaan district of historic Amsterdam, near many fine shops, galleries,cafes and the Anne Frank House.
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Small museum, but worth the time

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is dedicated to the floral symbol of Holland. There are exhibits detailing the history of the bulb, to golden pottery pieces with tulip emblems, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very centrally, easy to find. We loved it, but I think it could have been cheaper. We even bought some tulips for our garden and they gave us advices how and when to plant it.

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Stokesley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit, learnt loads about tulips, their history and cultivation. I didn't know about the tulip mania of the early 1600s either.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum is dedicated to the floral symbol of Holland. There are exhibits detailing the history of the bulb, to golden pottery pieces with tulip emblems, the modern farming of tulips. It is a small museum, in fact, the front shop is about the same size, but the short time needed is worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Perhaps not the most exciting thing you can think of, but an important part of the Netherlands' history and really nicely done. It's right next door to the Cheese Museum, down the road from the Anne Frank House and round the corner from Electric Ladyland so you can get a lot done in one day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I spent an interesting half hour or so here - the museum is very well done and it was much more interesting than i thought it might be. There is a good shop but the attraction is not as commercial as I feared. I had no idea Tulips had such a past!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely little shop but not worth paying to get into the museum part at the back. They do all sorts of memorabilia on tulips which you can buy including bulbs that are plane safe.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Next to the cheese museum we ventured into the Tulip Museum which was once again, free, there were some very lovely items in there, candles and house decor which would be very appealing for gifts. It was very busy in there but we were in and out in about 20 minutes as we didn't want to buy anything just yet.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This museum is well worth visiting, with photographic illustrations and interesting historical background to the establishment and history of the tulip production in the area. A good selection of bulbs, books and gifts is on sale in the shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Did not see museum but loved all the tulip related items. Can by bulbs here. If you are from US or Canada be sure to buy specially certified bulbs for export. They have a special certificate attached and are only good for 6 weeks after inspection date.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

One of my favourite things that I visited in Amsterdam. The museum gives you a history of the tulip trade and gives you information about the market for the flowers and the bulbs today...well worth the entrance fee. Also, they have bulbs (certain ones) that you are able to bring home depending on where you're from. They will let you... More 

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One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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