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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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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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A not bad very small museum teaching you about the history of the tulip and why it has become a Dutch favourite

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

A not bad very small museum teaching you about the history of the tulip and why it has become a Dutch favourite

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a store in front with Tulip bulbs available for purchase and all things Tulip. The museum is in the back and there is a fee to enter. It is next to the Cheese Museum on the Prinsengracht. A lovely canal with shops and restauarants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of information about tulips and lots of bulbs and tulip-related items. But don't be misled. On the other hand, definitely worth a visit if you like this species of fauna.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I know a lot about tulip history so I didn't learn very much from this little museum. If you know nothing about tulips it is worth a visit. I did get to buy some tulip bulbs in the store that were certified okay to bring into the US and Canada.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We weren't able to get into the two attractions we had really wanted to visit, so we had time to be spontaneous. When we spotted this tulip museum, we thought we'd give it a shot--and I'm so glad we did! This might be my favorite thing that we saw in Amsterdam. It's cheap to visit, and the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Visited with my boyfriend was worth the €5 if you're looking for some culture. Was interesting to see the history of the tulip and watch videos of how and what they do with them. We appreciated the seats in each room as we walked a distance to get here. Anne frank house very near by which the queue was about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A little off the beaten path, but worth the 5 Euros to visit.....if you like flowers. A couple of videos and some good displays make this a good quick stop during a busy day in Amsterdam. Don't expect too much, but you'll find out a lot about tulips.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went here as it was close to our hotel and free as part of the IamSterdam package but so glad we did. The museum was really cleverly done with lots of short video clips explaining all elements of the tulip business. The history, the growth, the annual harvest cycle. All excellent and just the right length to give you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For me the highlight of the museum is its account of 17th century "tulip mania", when speculators paid outrageous prices for tulip bulbs until the market collapsed - much like a modern-day stock market crash. The museum's display included art from the time (the picture of the monkeys dressed as tulip traders was a laugh) and a video recording of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Basically in the back of the shop you pay 5 euros each to go into the museum which is just the basement. A couple of videos and photos on the wall were basically the entirety of the tour. Major let down.

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Additional Information about Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 421 0095
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 5

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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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