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National Tulip Day

National Tulip Day

Jan 19, 2019
1pm - 6pm
Dam Square
Amsterdam
Free

National Tulip Day

The tulip season is opening with a ravishing spectacle of 200.000 colourful tulips at Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. National Tulip Day has taken place on the third Thursday of January since 2012 and has proven to be wildly successful with locals and visitors alike!

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 Dam Square 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 world

Over 1,7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to brighten up homes around the world in 2018 during the tulip season, which lasts from January until the end of April.

Theme: Flower Power

This year’s theme for the celebration is "Flower Power", After all, flowers are powerful, with their cheerful colours and the ability to brighten up our moods and bring joy into our lives and our living rooms. Historically, tulips in particular have had power on a par with money, in a craze known as Tulipmania. Every year, the theme of National Tulip Day is the same as the Keukenhof's annual theme.