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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 421 0095
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Ranked #118 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just opposite Anne Frank House, you enter an expensive souvenir shop, and even if you don't buy anything, you have to stand in a queue to buy tickets (€3) to the museum. First you have to descend to the basement on narrow stairs. Contrary to our expectations, no real tulips could be seen and everything was fairly boring. Some pictures... More

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Just past by and went in to buy some bulbs. The lady inside was really knowledgeable and actually prevented us buying something that would;d have been useless to us. Nice layout, only thing to say shop is not air-conditioned and it was really hot. Mind you it was a really hot day. Bulb prices compare well to markets as well.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting history of tulip production and an industry that has gone through ups and downs. There is a lot more to growing tulips than I originally thought and is a major industry in the Netherlands. It is a very small "museum" with 3 Euro entry fee. The tulips that you can purchase are amazing and something that I have never... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After being in the shop which is very nice with some cheap things but some interesting and more tasteful things we went back to the museum. We didn't expect much for a few Euros but what we got was some interesting displays and some excellent audio visual and a really good synopsis of the tulip. It passed an enjoyable 45... More

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Cleveland, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Retail store right down the street from the Anne Frank museum that sells everything tulips. If you're American, be sure to buy "certified" bulbs to make sure you don't have a problem with customs.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I did not go in the museum, so my comments do not relate to the content of the museum. I just stopped by the museum shop to buy some tulip bulbs for my friend as a gift. Unfortunately the shop staff was very aggressive and unfriendly when I requested an extra information sheet about how to handle the tulips (basically... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A small, but very cute museum! Very educational about why tulips are so important to the Dutch. Well done museum, and very pretty, with fresh cut flowers everywhere. The gift shop also has lots of tulip bulbs and other cute tulip-themed gifts.

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Blakeney, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Not a lot to recommend other than the canalside setting ! The average gardener will not learn a lot here !

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really liked the Tulip Museum! I went here to kill the hour or so I had before my assigned time at the Anne Frank House (the Museum is pretty much right across the canal from it) and I thought it was great. It's quite small, yes, but there are plenty of tulip-related things you can buy on the top... More

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South Tyneside
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just across the canal from Anne Frank House, nice shop with all things (tasteful) tulip. The museum itself is all in English, won't take too long, but lots of info about what, how and why tulips are so popular. Staff were friendly, informative about the bulbs we bought.

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