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National Tulip Day

18 Jan, Amsterdam

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Witness the official start of tulip season on National Tulip Day. The season begins officially on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden on Dam Square. Anyone can come to pick free tulips here. This festive event sets of tulip season because some 1.7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to bring spring into homes around the world.

  • Tulips are a real icon of the Netherlands.
  • Take part and experience the opening of the tulip season.
  • Pick up free tulips at Amsterdam's Dam Square during National Tulip Day.

Tulips from Amsterdam

Every year, Dutch tulip growers build a huge garden with tens of thousands of tulips on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The biggest garden of Amsterdam transforms Dam Square into a sea of colour, where thousands of people come to pick a free bouquet of flowers every year. In addition to the garden the tulip growers organise countless surprises and promotions.


Tulip season is inaugurated officially on National Tulip Day. Tulip season is the period from January until the end of April in which most tulip varieties are available from florists, supermarkets and flower stands. Thousands of tulip variants in every colour of the rainbow find their way from auctions in Holland to vases around the world. As a result, tulips have truly become Holland’s trademark flower.

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