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National Tulip Day in the centre of Amsterdam

January 20 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

At the end of the Winter Festival Amsterdam, it is time to start the tulip season. This is celebrated every year with the National Tulip Day. During this day you can pick a bunch of tulips for free on the Museum Square (new location) in the centre of Amsterdam.

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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.

Theme: Let’s Dance

The theme this year is Let’s Dance. The event will therefore be opened by none other than DJ Hardwell. Prior to the opening, the DJ will receive his own tulip, the Tulipa ‘Hardwell

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 2024 its the 12th year that National Tulip Day will be held
  • In 2023 there where 18.000 visitors enjoying and picking the blooming tulips
  • More than 100 nationalities did visit the pick-up garden in 2023
  • 30 national and international tv and radio stations talked about Tulip Day in 2023

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. The tulip fields near Amsterdam only start to bloom at the end of March. Please follow our flower forecasts.

Hotels in Amsterdam

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

Video of Tulip Day Amsterdam in 2023

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January 20
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland Netherlands