The Tulip Museum is a unique museum in Amsterdam dedicated to the history of this precious flower. Along with the tulip's history, the staggering array of flowers on display is impressive.

    Just about everyone can enjoy a visit to this museum. You'll find serene displays of tulips of all different kinds that offer a visual allure few can deny. Most people tend to spend about an hour or so here in total, though you're welcome to stay longer to explore the tulip varieties.

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    Tulip Museum highlights

    Several exhibits in the Tulip Museum are unforgettable for visitors who don't know much about this fascinating flower family. The Tulip Mania exhibit highlights how the tulip dominated the Dutch market in the 1630s, even leading to full on economic crashes during different periods.

    Additionally, you can check out the art and ceramic work on display created with a tulip theme. Tulips were influential on artists throughout history, especially among Ottomans, and you can see some of that work in detail. Additionally, you'll find certain artefacts from the bulb industry of centuries past.

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    Good to know when visiting the Tulip Museum

    One of the best things you need to know about the Tulip Museum is that access is completely free. Additionally, you'll find tulips and seeds available for sale that you can take home as a souvenir or give as a gift to someone special.

    You'll find this museum by the town centre, so you can see quite a few other attractions with just a short walk. For example, you'll just have to cross the canal and walk southwest for a few minutes to reach the legendary Anne Frank Huis.

    Tulip Museum

    Location: Prinsengracht 116, 1015 EA Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +31 20 421 0095

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