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Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Address: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 421 0095
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

The Story of the Tulip. The museum features exhibits and films devoted to...

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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A Budding Genius!

We have never been in the Netherlands in the Spring to see the tulips in bloom but,gosh,we now know about them, having found this small museum by accident.Tulips,apparently,came... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John L
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have never been in the Netherlands in the Spring to see the tulips in bloom but,gosh,we now know about them, having found this small museum by accident.Tulips,apparently,came from Central Asia then on to Turkey then they finally made it here by the 16th and 17th centuries.The film tells you about Tulipmania and how it was eaten as a food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Takes half an hour ish, free for children. I couldn't get the boys to go but me, Granny and 3 teenage girls enjoyed it. The bar next door kept the boys happy. The Tulip Museum is interesting and informative and beautiful to look at as is the shop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I appreciated this museum as our trip was in July..... Outside of the season to visit the tulip fields. You will enter the store and see many souvenirs for purchase but the tour is at the back behind the cashier area. Lots of steep steps to reach the lower level so I would not recommend to anyone who would have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand tulips are big in Amsterdam, but this was a waste of time. We got the ticket free because of a pass we had already purchased. Normally though, you would have to pay to enter and it is definitely not worth it. Unless you are obsessed with flowers, especially tulips, I would not recommend this museum. Not worth the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with some friends yesterday, and we were quite excited to see what this museum had to offer. However, once we'd actually got into the museum we found the whole experience very dull. There were no tulip displays or anything of real interest, and to be honest the history of the tulip wasn't really very interesting in itself. Wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First you enter the shop, in the back is the museum. I thought it would be for free but it was not, therefore we did not go inside and prefered a different museum (Amstedam), as it was almost at the same price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A nicely decorated and small museum about the history of tulips and their importance in Holland's history. For 3 euros, definitely interesting and worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Interesting history of tulips on video and pictures. Steep steps to climb. Gift shop has nice quality items.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Interesting. Informative. The houseboat museum is near here. Take half an hour in each one. Perhaps not for young children but definitely worth a stop off

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum on a whim as I was walking past. It's €5 entry so not expensive. There is a lovely gift shop before you go in. The museum itself is small and takes less than 20mim. It's informative though and interesting enough

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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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