The Amsterdam Tulip Museum

Amsterdam Tulip Museum – The Story of the Tulip

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum shows you the special and suspenseful history of the tulip. It seems as if you are taking a walk through time and following the tulip on her adventurous voyage. The tulip industry comes to life in pictures, videos and made-up scenes that make you feel like you are part of this great adventure.

Story of the Tulip

No other flower is as mysterious and exciting as the tulip. A simple, yet striking flower from the high mountains of Central Asia, the tulip first was discovered and taken home by plant hunters of the Ottoman Empire. It became a famous and beloved flower during the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent in the 16th century. From there the tulip started its journey throughout Europe and finally ended up in the hands of the Dutch who gave it her world-wide fame. The tulip is an intriguing flower which has inspired artists, designers, painters and florists. Examples of the tulip in different settings can be seen in the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

Opening hours

The Museum is open daily from 10 – 6; closed on King’s Day (April 27) and Christmas Day (December 25).


Admission is €5 Adults; €3 Students; €10 Family

Hotels near the Amsterdam Tulip Museum

The museum is located in the City Centre of Amsterdam. See our listing for hotels in the City Centre of Amsterdam.

Location of the Tulip Museum

The Museum is located at Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam – Netherlands, +31 (0)20 421 00 95.

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