Amsterdam Tulp Festival 2017Festivals / Amsterdam
01 April - 14 May
The tulip has always been closely intertwined with the history of Amsterdam, but in recent decades the iconic Dutch flower has been disappearing from city streets and public areas.
About the Amsterdam Tulp Festival
The Amsterdam Tulp Festival (tulp meaning "tulip" in Dutch) is striving to bring the tulip back to town by planting one bulb for every resident of Amsterdam, which comes down to 800.000 tulips in total!
For this year's edition, half a million tulips were planted in gardens, parks and squares.
Planted in public locations
The famous flowers can be admired in a number of interesting public locations, along with a few gardens at remarkable buildings in the city area. Thousands of bulbs were planted last fall, and these will flower in the spring.
How to find the tulips
From April 1 onwards, various locations in Amsterdam will be offering a free festival guide that includes all venues, the names of the tulips on display, and maps showing where to find them.
Participating locations for Tulp Festival 2016
Here are some of the locations that participated last year, and are expected to join Tulp Festival Amsterdam again this year:
› Amsterdam RAI
› Van Gogh Museum
› Canal House
› EYE Film Institute
› Amsterdam Tulip Museum
The gorgeous sights the festival offers might just inspire you to plant your own tulips next fall!
The listed public locations are freely accessible. Participating museums will charge their regular fees.