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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA 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 to...

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 with a brief history of the Netherlands flower addiction

Large gift shop. A brief history of the tulip and the Dutch love for them. Not a huge amount to look at or do.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by the Tulip Museum today and used our free admission with our IAmsterdam passes. The museum starts with a cute video on the history of tulips and goes on to show how the made it to the Netherlands, how they are grown, and marketed. We loved the presentation and also the gift shop. Be aware there are some... More 

Thank Shelly B
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large gift shop. A brief history of the tulip and the Dutch love for them. Not a huge amount to look at or do.

Thank Mumbleton
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is almost across from Anne Frank House which is how I spotted it. Really cheep to get in. Tells you the history of the tulip from olden times to present day. The largest part of it is the shop. It's a must for flower enthusiasts

Thank rufus1988
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place by accident while wandering around and a bit lost. The main entrance leads into what looks like a shop, but at the back is the museum in a cellar. Admission is inexpensive with a discount for a disabled person's carer. It was fascinating. I had no idea that tulips were not originally from Holland and that... More 

Thank lynn c
Chris S, Manager at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, responded to this review

Our apologies if one or two bulbs in your purchase were not up to standard. We work very hard at quality control and individual pick and pack each bag of bulbs. But sometimes nature (and damp conditions) defeat our efforts. Please let us know which bags contained bad bulbs and we will replace them in the Fall or refund you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to buy some very nice bulbs that are packaged for bringing back to the US and get a sense of the tulip industry's history and development. They don't accept the Museum Card but gave us the student rate when we showed it.

Thank FellowTaveler2
Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A beautiful place where you can discover how tulips arrived in Holland, how they were at a certain point so popular that four tulips bulbs had the same price of a house, and how they are currently cultivated. There is also a nice little shopo where you can by tulip-decorated objects.

Thank danisorg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I expected to see more real tulips in vases, not just piles of bulbs which won't flower this year if I'd bought them anyway. Videos interesting but volume needs to be louder or subtitles available on both as very hard to hear narrative.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Only 5 euros for an adult was reasonable value but the video disappointing - too short and too quiet. No live tulips on display but lots in nearby Flower Market! Lots of bulbs on sale and history of tulips was interesting.

Thank David M
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

its a nice walk to have, however we did not see a lot of tulips and that was back in March, so you better check what time is best to visit before heading there

1 Thank Rasha H
Chris S, Manager at Amsterdam Tulip Museum, responded to this review

Rasha, I think yo u are referring to the Keukenhof Gardens and not the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. But either way, March is much too early to see Tulips growing in Holland. Tulips bloom from around mid-April to mid-May, depending on the severity of the Winter. Best wishes, Amsterdam Tulip Museum. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The tulip museum gives a good idea of the part that tulip plays in the Dutch history. Without visiting the museum, who would have known that tulips used to cost more than gold in Amsterdam? The museum is separated into 6 segments to provide visitors with a good knowledge on tulips and the interesting historical facts about tulips. Worth a... More 

Thank Chun Yin L

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