Discover Flowers In Amsterdam
Flowers In Amsterdam
Tulips and other flowers have been important to Holland since the 16th century. Find out more about the history of the tulip in Amsterdam in the Amsterdam Tulip Museum. Located in the heart of the city, this Amsterdam attraction features exhibitions and films on the importance of the tulip around the world. After discovering more about this important flower, visit the Museum Bulb Shop (in the museum) to take a souvenir home with you.
Better yet, visit this spring to attend the yearly Tulip festival! You can stay at the Park Inn by Radisson, Amsterdam City West which is close by, beautiful, and just as colorful as the tulips.
On a trip to Amsterdam be sure to visit the world’s only floating flower market. Head to the Singel canal between Koningsplein and Muntplein to visit this fragrant Amsterdam attraction and find beautiful flowers for sale on boats and stands by the water. You’ll be able to purchase bulbs to take home with you – just make sure they are marked for export. The floating flower market in Amsterdam is open every day of the week.
One of the leading Amsterdam attractions and the perfect destination for lovers of flowers is the famous Keukenhof flower gardens.
Keukenhof Flower Gardens
Open each spring, in March, Keukenhof is a beautiful show of millions of plants and flowers located just outside Amsterdam city.
Named from the time the grounds were used to grow herbs for the kitchen (keuken) of the nearby castle. The first flower show was held in Keukenhof in 1949! From then on, it has become a famous event in the Amsterdam calendar.
Visitors to Amsterdam can explore the vast gardens of Keukenhof and see a stunning variety of tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more.
Keukenhof also has 7 unique gardens designed to inspire visitors to plant something new in their own back garden. Take inspiration from the likes of the Recycle Garden, Bee Happy Garden, Cookery Garden or even the Love Garden.
Take time from exploring Keukenhof on foot to relax on a so called ‘whisper boat’. Here, you can see the area around the gardens. If you feel energetic, hire a bike from the gardens. This way you can discover the beautiful countryside around this famous Amsterdam attraction.