3.5 star rating: Worth doing 23 Reviews

Add your review

  • Address: Prinsengracht 116, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Hours: Open daily 10am–6pm
  • Admission: Adults: €5

Amsterdam ATTRACTIONS See all

Amsterdam Tulip Museum Tours

The miniscule but informative Tulip Museum is just across Prinsengracht canal from the Anne Frank House and has recently has a major revamp. The all-new displays take a colourful and cheery look at Amsterdam’s obsession with tulips in the 17th century, when the bulbs were imported from the Himalayas and sold on the open market in The Netherlands. For years they were more highly prized than gold and prices became so over-inflated that the country nearly went bankrupt when trade in the bulbs collapsed in 1637. This sorry tale of national folly is related in a series of basement exhibitions alongside cleverly designed woodcuts showing the journey of tulips from the Far East into Europe. Today’s multi-million-euro Dutch bulb industry is also showcased against the stunning backdrop of vast photos of tulips in glorious technicolor that adorn the walls. On the ground level of the museum is one of Amsterdam’s classier souvenir stores, selling bulbs and flowers that can be packaged for transporting overseas. 

Practical Info

Prinsengracht 116. Admission €5 adults; €3 students; families €15; free with the IAmsterdam Card. Open daily 10am–6pm. Tram 13 or 17 to the Westerkerk.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond, Amsterdam, null

Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond

4 star rating: Recommended 399 Reviews

Enjoy free or discounted admission to must-see attractions and museums in Amsterdam and other popular Dutch cities such as The Hague and Rotterdam with the ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Flexible

From USD $50.07
I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Sightseeing & City Passes

I amsterdam Card - City Pass for Amsterdam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 605 Reviews

Simplify your trip to Amsterdam with the I amsterdam City Card, a pass that gives you free admission to museums and public transport throughout the city. Gain ...  Read more

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Varies

From USD $73.85

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message