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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
+31 20 421 0095
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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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Cascais, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Small museum that depicts the wonderfull world of these beautiful flowers. A complement of Keukenhof park.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is in a place called Lisse in Netherlands and is the place to be and see. This garden has millions of Tulip flowers or in other words called as bulbs with varied colors and is a treat to watch. This place is open for a short duration of time for about 2 months from mid March to mid May.

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lecce
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Nothing real interesting in this "museum".. Only a couple of TVs talking about tulips... If I want to see a documentary about tulips I can see it by myself in my house on my couch, not traveling in amsterdam. A real waste of time !

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Plainsboro, NJ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is mainly just a store with some background info on Tulips - however, they did have tulips with the certification for US and Canadian customs. Other places that sold tulips did not have that - so it was reassuring to know we would not have a problem getting out bulbs back to the US. They also supply planting info... More

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Salford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This museum is obviously a loving piece of work by someone. We only visited as you got in free with the IAmsterdam card, and the visit only took 15 minutes. It starts with a video, then there are various rooms with tulip history information, and...well....that is about it. It is nicely presented though. However, the shop is inexpensive and had... More

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Honolulu, HI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This museum is nothing to go out of your way for. If you are in the neighborhood, I would stop by. It's a very small exhibit that starts off with a video on the history of tulips. Then, make your way into 5 rooms filled with information about tulips. Lasly, make your way downstairs to see how tulips are still... More

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This museum is small but fun. Provides quite a bit of information about tulips and the great tulip boom and bust of the 1600s. It's inexpensive, fun, and worth the time.

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Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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