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National Tulip Day in the centre of Amsterdam (Cancelled)

January 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Yes, it is the third Saturday in January! Time for Tulip Day! The start of the tulip season! Come pick your own free tulips in the centre of Amsterdam.

Due to the corona (COVID-19) measures, this event has been canceled for 2021.

It’s the third Saturday in January: National Tulip Day

If you are in Amsterdam on the third Saturday in January you are very lucky. Normally there are no blooming tulips to enjoy in January but on the third Saturday of January it’s National Tulip Day in Amsterdam! With this unique event the Dutch are celebrating the start of the tulip season. From that day the tulip flowers will be promoted at the flower shops.

Visitors are allowed to pick tulips for free in a specially designed tulip pick-up garden. There will be around 200.000 tulips in the free pick-up garden.

Photo’s with tulips in January

The pick-up garden is perfect to collect some beautiful tulips for you hotelroom but you also can take great pictures with blooming tulips.

Tulip Day in figures

  • In 2021 its the 10th year that National Tulip Day will be held
  • In 2019 there where 17.000 visitors enjoying and picking the blooming tulips
  • More than 100 nationalities did visit the pick-up garden in 2019
  • 30 national and international tv and radio stations talked about Tulip Day in 2019

Tulips in January?

The tulips that you can pick-up at the tulip garden are grown indoors. In big greenhouses farmers are growing tulips from November / December.

Hotels in Amsterdam

Do you want to stay in the centre of Amsterdam during Tulip Day. Please check the availability of hotels.

Video of this great event in 2019

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January 16
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Amsterdam, Noord Holland 1012 JL Netherlands
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