National tulip day 2017
Are you ready to pick your own bouquet of tulips? Next Saturday the 21st of January a new pop up tulip garden will be created on Dam Square in Amsterdam. Around the 20.000 tulips will be available from 1 PM to all visitors. The pop up garden will be closed as soon as the last tulip has been picked (app. around 3 pm / 4 pm)
This event celebrates the start of the tulip season in the Netherlands. From this day you will find many different tulips at flower shops around the Netherlands. This doesn’t mean that you can see tulips in the fields. Tulips for the vase are generally grown in indoor greenhouses. Tulips in the fields are generally used for the bulbs. These bulbs will be exported all around the world during autumn.
Have a look at the official video of last year:
Are you celebrating National Tulip Day in Amsterdam? If you do, please come over to say Hi. I will be walking around this event making lots of tulip photos. You can recognize me by my blue tulips in Holland jacket. Bring warm clothes, hat, scarf and mittens, it might be a very cold day!
Gallery Talks at the Royal Palace
If you are speaking Dutch it might be interesting to know that the Royal Palace is having Gallery Talks about the tulips on their paintings on National Tulip Day. These talks are held at noon, 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm and will be given in Dutch. The talks are free if you are having a ticket to the museum or museum card. More info on the gallery talks.