National Tulip Day
The tulip season is opening with a ravishing spectacle of 200.000 colourful tulips at Museumplein in the centre of Amsterdam. National Tulip Day has taken place on the third Saturday of January since 2012 and has proven to be wildly successful with locals and visitors alike! In previous years it was held at Dam Square, but the new location is the iconic Museumplein.
Kicking off a new tulip season
National Tulip Day is the official kickoff of the new tulip season, organised by Dutch tulip growers. A specially-created garden at Museumplein is a place where everyone and anyone to come along and pick tulips for free. You can go and make your selection and arrange them into your very own bouquet. Every year, around 15.000 happy visitors go home with a total of 200.000 of the iconic flowers.
Dutch tulips around the Netherlands
Over 1,7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to brighten up homes around the world in 2023 during the tulip season, which lasts from January until the end of April, featuring events like:
- Flower Parade of the Bulb Region
- Amsterdam Tulip Festival
- Tulip Festival of the North-East Polder
Theme: Share Happiness
This year’s theme for the celebration is "Share Happiness" to celebrate the joy of tulips. After all, flowers are a connection, with their bright colours and the ability to brighten up our moods and bring happiness into our lives and our living rooms. Every year, the theme of National Tulip Day is the same as Keukenhof's annual theme.
Visit National Tulip Day at Amsterdam's Museumplein
National Tulip Day is a must, for anyone in Amsterdam. Winter is not yet over and spring is still a long way off, which makes it all the more special to see splendiferous tulip bulbs in neat rows on the most famous square in the Netherlands!