Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Amsterdam Tulip Museum
3.5
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
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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 the Anne Frank House.
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Neighborhood: Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Fran S
3 contributions
Great shop!
Oct 2019 • Family
Love the shop! Wasn’t able to do the museum. Did shop for gifts, the wooden tulips were a big hit with everyone! My biggest regret was not to buy tulips to bring home. Will not make that mistake on my next visit!
Written September 18, 2020
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Motior
Kfar-Sava, IL83 contributions
nice and not too big exhabition about tulips
Sep 2019
The museum is downstairs at a flower store. It has nice coverage of the tulips origins (but they neglect to mention wild tulips in the middle east) and interesting part about the tulips craze in Netherlands past.
It also includes a VR experience.
We enjoyed it...
Written February 22, 2020
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706mj44
London, UK36 contributions
Interesting Museum
Dec 2019 • Couples
A very interesting small museum. Reasonably priced for the size of it. It’ll take you about 20-30mins to go round. The shop is very nice as well.
Written February 20, 2020
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sarahmcc2015
51 contributions
Very disappointing
Nov 2019 • Family
I was very keen to visit here and so my lovely teenagers indulged me. What an acute disappointment! The shop was actually very nice, but the so called museum consisted of one tiny room with some info on the origins of the Dutch tulip trade, a tiny room with photos of tulips and a tinier room with a short video. I admit that I was abit miffed before we went in (the rudest woman in Amsterdam works there) but even so! Don't waste time in the museum, visit the shop and then take yourself off to the Houseboat museum!
Written February 16, 2020
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Sarah, So sorry you liked the shop but were disappointed by the Museum. Both our shop and and museum generally score high marks - as can be seen in other reviews - so perhaps as you say your unhappy experience with a staff member colored your response. We make an honest effort to tell the Story of the Tulip and have worked hard over the years to improve the exhibition. By your comments it seems you may have missed the 5 small rooms of exhibition down the stairs. Again, apologies for your unhappy experience and we wish you well.
Written February 19, 2020
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Zhenya Todorova
31 contributions
Small nice museum
Jan 2020
It is a small museum concentrating on the history of the tulips and how the tulip bulbs were brought to the Netherlands from Turkey and later on cultivated. As tulips are my favourite flowers, it was quite interesting to watch the few videos presented in the museum of how the tulips are grown nowadays in Holland. I did enjoy it.
Written January 29, 2020
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Lucy Walker
Bristol, UK37 contributions
Tulip Museum
Jan 2020 • Friends
The tulip museum makes a great shop with a wide range of bulbs. The entrance to the museum is €5 for adults & €3 for students. The museum is quite small, it focuses on the history on the tulip. The museum takes about 20/30 minutes to walk round if that. I don’t think it was overpriced but next door there is a cheese museum with free entry to the museum even if it is a bit smaller.
Written January 26, 2020
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jamesrowland24
3 contributions
Long Weekend in Amsterdam --January 2020
Jan 2020
Visited the wonderful city of Amsterdam for a long weekend, mainly to visit the Ziggo Dome to see Andre Rieu on Saturday 11th January. Decided to have a look at the Tulip Museum on Sunday morning [12th january 2020].
The entrance to the museum is through a shop which sells a great many different kinds of tulip bulbs, unfortunately it is now just too late to plant the bulbs.
The cost of entrance for a family of 3 was 10 Euros. Although the museum is quite small, it does contain a lot of very informative displays showing the history of the development of the 'craze' for tulip bulbs in Holland during the early 19th century.
As a keen gardener, I learnt quite a few things about how to grow tulips 'properly' and also how the bulbs are grown in the fields and then transported to garden centres around the world. It is difficult to believe that the euphoria of collecting tulip bulbs led to them being as expensive as houses on the canals - until the bubble burst!
The shop is very nicely presented with a number of ceramic artefacts as well as some wooden ones. If I had to find fault with ths part of the museum is that I found many objects a little overpriced - but everyone needs t make a living!
Staff present were helpful and friendly and - no surprise- they spoke excellent English!
A delightful way to spend about an hour on a damp Sunday morning!
Written January 15, 2020
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Treasures of the Heart
Chester, UK92 contributions
Interesting Small Museum
Dec 2019
This restaurant is a must for Tulip fans like me!. It is located in front of the Anna Frank house so it is easy to find. The museum seems to be small but it gives you so much information about the tulips, the origin, history, details people maybe didn't know about tulips, I loved it!. They have a gift shop where you can get not only souvenirs but also tulip bulbs.
Written January 9, 2020
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Matthew G
34 contributions
Better Tulip Store than Museum
Nov 2019
Nothing is especially notable about the exhibits. You could probably equally learn about the history of the tulip in Amsterdam and the world through videos on YouTube. I entered for free with the iAmsterdam card. The museum does not take long so there isn't a reason to avoid the museum if you are not short on time.

On a total reversal, this seems like a very solid shop for acquiring tulip bulbs (I can't tell you anything about price competitiveness or availability of such bulbs throughout the world). While waiting to enter the museum, I witnessed the staff to be attentive, kind, and knowledgeable. They seem committed to not letting the bulbs fail; "where are you taking these" and "this is what you will need to do for them" come off as very sincere interactions. Though I wondered if they would let customers leave before giving a solemn commitment to taking care of the bulbs :-D
Written November 15, 2019
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Graham M
Surrey, Canada221 contributions
A small museum
Nov 2019 • Couples
A small museum behind the shop celebrates the tulip. The story of the tulip is retold in an introductory video and then the visitor is invited to go through several small rooms with compact displays and information boards. One innovative way to do this is a series of drawers that light up a small info display when pulled out. Overall the museum accomplishes it’s goal but it’s not a big goal.
Written November 8, 2019
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