Amsterdam Tulip Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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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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Our Guy From Cymru
35 contributions
Jul 2022
I really enjoyed my visit at the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. I bought a ticket on the day for five euro with no issues. The museum is composed of six rooms, and two videos, and all of it is about tulips. You can learn about the origin of the tulip, the history of the tulip in the Netherlands, and tulips that are grown today.

The only downside to the museum is the size. It's quite a small museum, which is to be expected, though it means that if someone is in a room, you'll have to wait until they're done to proceed. It's not a big issue as there are plenty of seats downstairs and it's nice to take it slow. Though just something to be aware of.

Overall the museum is great value for money, and I learnt a lot about the tulip and the connection that it has with the Netherlands. If anything else, it's a fun, quirky and unique experience that you're not going to get anywhere else. I would recommend.
Written July 31, 2022
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Christopher Bentley
Pyle, UK35 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We were in the area on a canal cruise and spotted from across the canal. Being garden enthusiasts we decided to fill a bit of time with the Tulip Museum.

A small but informative museum shedding light on the origins and popularity of the beautiful tulip. Some very interesting facts to be found!

Worth the nominal entrance fee.
Written November 2, 2022
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Lucy Walker
Bristol, UK42 contributions
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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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,967 contributions
Jul 2022
I never knew the history of the tulip is so wide and interesting.

I won't spoil it for you but there is more to tulips than the Netherlands!

The museum is not far from the Anne Frank Huis on the other side of the canal. It is 5 Euros (as at July 2022) to see around thee museum but if you just want to go to the shop this is free.

They have a wide variety of tulip related gifts you can buy and the gentleman behind the counter is definitely a tulip expert (as you would hope).

Well worth checking out on your visit to the area.
Written July 30, 2022
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sarahmcc2015
60 contributions
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
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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Treasures of the Heart
Chester, UK98 contributions
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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kllcccslp
Whitehouse, OH23 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Museum through shop. Initial video was very hard to hear due to all the noise out front. Nice you can go at your own pace reading as many details as you want . Access part of the exhibit up and down tight staircase. Definitely learn about tulips.
Written March 19, 2022
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Motior
Kfar-Sava, IL83 contributions
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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Fran S
3 contributions
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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