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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
Phone Number: +31 20 421 0095
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Ranked #128 of 272 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Amsterdam Tulip Museum re-opened March 1st after two months of...
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Type: Specialty Museums, 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 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.
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I confess to not having paid for the admission to the museum part. None of my kids wanted to go in so I gave up. They don't take the many discount cards around town, so keep that in mind. I was disappointed though that the shop was "out of stickers" for us to legally bring bulbs back to the states.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I'm so sad!!! I was absolutely looking forward to this little Museum as we even tried to go yesterday! I wanted to bring a little piece of Amsterdam home with me but this was horrible! First of all, the man working was SO rude that I'm surprised even went in. We arrived at 10:15 right after our Anne Frank tour.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Don't think many people will visit this museum. I was visiting the Anne Frank Huis and the queue was long. Saw this museum nearby so dropped by . I do not know much about tulips. But it's an interesting little place.

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

If the Anne Frank museu's line is too long for you, go spend some time at the Tulip Museum. It's a small place, but it's really fascinating and fun. It's only €3 for students, and I thought it was worth it. I knew pretty much nothing about tulips in Dutch culture, so it was really fascinating.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

At now 5 euro to wander about 2 small floors with screens telling the story and information on the walls (some vaguely related) left us disappointed. The only reason its not a lower ranking is that we found out a couple of things we didn't know (tulips did not originally come from the Netherlands) and the place was not crowded... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

4€ entrance fee and was interesting but basic, but then again with the cost of the entrance fee didn't expect too much. A pleasant place to visit and not far from Anne Frank's House and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum so a good trip to visit.

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Not a big museum, but highly informative and the best place to understand how and why is this flower so important for Netherlands. Really cheap (3 euros). Much better than I thought. Worth the visit.

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De Bilt, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Visit this museum to avoid rain but it worth to visit. You will be welcoming by many kinds of tulips and souvenirs first. Must to visit if you visit Netherlands. The staff so friendly and we can ask many question to him.

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Finlayson, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Yes, this is a small museum, but we found the historical information via the exhibits in the lower level very interesting. We had iAmsterdam cards which gives free admission, and since we were in the Jordaan neighborhood, decided to visit it. As you enter, there are displays of tulip bulbs to purchase, along with other tulip-related gifts; I wondered if... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I agree with previous reviews that the museum itself is on the small side but if you have an I Amsterdam card, it is worth visiting for free to learn about the history of the tulip in The Netherlands. It doesn't take long and some of the displays are quite attractive.

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