Information Tulp Festival

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Where

The Tulp Festival takes place at 85 locations: in the public spaces of Amsterdam, in the gardens of the city’s museums and hotels, and by notable buildings in the city centre as well as in the districts of Noord, Oost, West, Nieuw-West, Zuid and Zuidoost. All displays in public areas are free to enjoy, for some museum gardens normal ticket prices apply.

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How

Stroll or cycle past parks and squares, streets and canals, gardens and flower beds; where tulips are planted directly in the ground, or in beautiful, large pots. Let yourself be seduced by the explosion of varieties and colours, and be inspired to plant tulips yourself next Autumn. Click on the Map, or check the Guidebook to plan your own route.

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A tulip for every citizen

History

Tulp Festival connects city districts, businesses, residents and visitors. Garden designer, Saskia Albrecht, is the founder of Tulp Festival. It is her ambition to bring the tulip back to the streets of Amsterdam, her motto: ‘a tulip for every citizen of Amsterdam’. For every citizen also means a tulip from every citizen. School children, businesses, shop owners, hotels, museums and city districts plant bulbs in the Autumn; residents are encouraged to join in too and in this way help brighten up the Amsterdam streets. Tulp Festival sends you on a journey of discovery, every year there are new surprises waiting to be found and with the rapidly growing number of inhabitants (now approximately 850,000) many more tulip locations will surely be added in the future.

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Planting Day

For every edition of the Tulp Festival tulip bulbs are planted directly in the ground or raised in pots. Since 2015 Tulp Festival has organised an annual ‘Tulip Planting Day’ in the Vondelpark, during October. A tradition has arisen which brings stakeholders, schools, businesses and volunteers together to share the pleasure of contributing. Under the motto: ‘a tulip for every citizen of Amsterdam’ the Tulip Planting Day is now being expanded to other areas of the city. Join us in our campaign: ‘Plant a bulb for you and me’. Or Donate towards the planting of tulip bulbs in the city and help us to reach our goal of 850,000 tulips in Amsterdam.

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