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Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015

Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015:
A bulb for every citizen of Amsterdam!

The tulip is one of the most known symbols of the Netherlands and Amsterdam. Originating from the Ottoman Empire and introduced to Dutch merchants at the beginning of the 17th century, it has had a lasting economic impact from the Golden Age to the present day.

Amsterdam is traditionally connected to the legendary tulip; however, the bulb seems to have vanished from the streets. Therefore, Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015 (from April 1 – April 30) wants to bring back the tulip in the city streets with the aim to eventually plant one tulip for each individual citizen of Amsterdam. This amounts to 800.000 tulips, a dream that simply has to come true.

This year, 423.207 tulips were planted. This amount is increased by 116.074 tulips planted in pots.

For this first edition of Tulp Festival Amsterdam, a number of interesting public locations in the city were selected as well as a couple of gardens at remarkable buildings in the city areas south, centre and north. Last fall, thousands of bulbs were planted, which will bloom during the month of April.

Participating locations Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015 include Artis Royal Zoo, EYE Filmmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Hortus Botanicus, Museum Van Loon, Rijksmuseum and many public spaces throughout the city.

Free Guide Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015

A free guide and route map showing the participating locations will be available (in English and Dutch) from:

Amstel Hotel
Professor Tulpplein 1

Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Prinsengracht 116

Artis Royal Zoo
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40

Bijbels Museum
Herengracht 366-368

Conservatorium Hotel
Van Baerlestraat 27

EYE Film Museum
IJpromenade 1

Hermitage Amsterdam
Amstel 51

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138

Hortus Botanicus
Plantage Middenlaan 2a

Museum Het Grachtenhuis
Herengracht 386

Museum Van Loon
Keizersgracht 672

Museum het Rembrandthuis
Jodenbreestraat 4

Museum Willet-Holthuysen
Herengracht 605

NEMO
Oosterdok 2

Oude Kerk (Old Church)
Oudekerksplein

National Maritime Museum
Kattenburgerplein 1

Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
Herengracht 573

VVV Tourist Information Central Station
Stationsplein 10

Wyndham Apollo Hotel
Apollolaan 2

Hello Zuidas
WTC Zuidplein, Ground Floor

Visit the Tulp Festival website for more information about Tulp Festival Amsterdam 2015. If you want to see some more tulips, try to visit the world famous Spring Garden Keukenhof as well.

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