National Tulip Day Amsterdam
January 20, 2024 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Every third Saturday in January it is National Tulip Day on Museum Square in Amsterdam. During this colourful event, over 200,000 tulips will be on display on Dam Square and people can pick a bunch of tulips for free.
About National Tulip Day
If you are in Amsterdam on the third Saturday in January you are very lucky. Normally there are no blooming tulips to enjoy in January but on the third Saturday of January it’s National Tulip Day in Amsterdam! With this unique event the Dutch are celebrating the start of the tulip season. From that day the tulip flowers will be promoted at the flower shops.
Visitors are allowed to pick tulips for free in a specially designed tulip pick-up garden. There will be around 200.000 tulips in the free pick-up garden.
Take a Tulip selfie
The pick-up garden on Museum Square in Amsterdam is perfect to collect some beautiful tulips for you hotelroom but you also can take great pictures with the blooming tulips.
National Tulip Day in figures
- In 2024 its the 12th year that National Tulip Day will be held
- In 2023 there where 18.000 visitors enjoying and picking the blooming tulips
- More than 100 nationalities did visit the pick-up garden in 2023
- 30 national and international tv and radio stations talked about Tulip Day in 2023
Tulips in January?
The tulips that you can pick-up at the tulip garden are grown indoors. In big greenhouses farmers are growing tulips from November / December. The tulip fields near Amsterdam only start to bloom at the end of March. Please check Tulip Festival Amsterdam for more info on all tulip activities during spring.
Hotels in Amsterdam
Do you want to stay in the centre of Amsterdam during National Tulip Day. Please check the availability of hotels.