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Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 421 0095
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Story of the Tulip. The museum features exhibits and films devoted...

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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best place to by tulip seeds

Museum part is very small and nothing speacial but the great part is the great selection of tulip seeds to buy. Many beautiful and diffrent types that you can't find in your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lihtsalt K
Tallinn, Estonia

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum part is very small and nothing speacial but the great part is the great selection of tulip seeds to buy. Many beautiful and diffrent types that you can't find in your country.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mum and I (no children) visited the Tulip Museum in October 2015, having seen it in the guide books. We were incredibly impressed with the excellent gift shop which you enter first, which to be honest we probably spent more time in than the actual museum. I'm all for supporting the Flower Market though for special gifts of tulips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not go in the museum, only to the shop connected to it. The shop was great! They had so many tulip bulbs. They had about 10 choices that you could ship back to the US because of regulations though. Still, I purchased 3 different types with 10 bulbs for each type for 14 Euro!

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't see this museum rest assured, you will still be able to sleep at night!!! My boyfriend and I had some time to spend before visiting the Anne Frank House and decided to check out this little museum that was included on our IAMSTERDAM card. We also were interested in getting some tulip bulbs that could be brought... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Amsterdam four times so I've seen the major museums, this one got on my list as I'm a big fan of tulips. The entry fee would have been an issue if I wasn't a flower freak. It's a great place to visit if you want to avoid the crowded museums and the gift shop has an impressive... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a look around but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it. Tends to be fairly quiet so there's no queues or crowding around the exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but interesting museum behind the gift shop, very nicely set out and decorated. Lots to read and three videos to watch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tulips and Amsterdam go together like bread and butter. So we popped in to find a great array of bulbs, gifts and information on this cities famous product. Opposite Ann Franks House and the crowds,this piece of relaxation was an ideal break. So looking forward to seeing the little tulips we purchased flourish in the Scottish Springtime . A reminder... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is just a tourist trap store. There are bulbs for sale but it is mostly souvenirs. There are no educational displays or anything remotely museum-like.

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Chris S, General Manager at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, responded to this review

Sadly, This guest wrote a review without having actually entered the Tulip Museum at the rear of the Shop. The Museum is on the lower levels of the building and tells the fascinating history of the Tulip. As other reviewers note, the displays and videos are educational and informative. Sincerely, The Amsterdam Tulip Museum Management Team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a museum I think in the loosest sense of the word? There is a tulips timeline across the wall near the ceiling. Otherwise, the venue is mostly a storefront with tulip related gifts and bulbs. Admittedly, we did purchase some early Christmas gifts here. It was an enjoyable stop. I wonder if I missed some sort of tour... 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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