National Tulip Day, known in Dutch as 'Nationale Tulpendag', is the official launch of the tulip season.
Every year on the third Saturday of January, Amsterdam’s Dam Square is filled with approximately 200,000 tulips! These tulips are specially arranged to make a giant temporary garden, which is open to the public for -FREE- flower picking.
An estimated 1.7 billion Dutch tulips bring a welcome touch of spring all over the globe. More than 10,000 people traditionally come along to pick up their own free tulips from Amsterdam every year – so don't miss the chance to pick your own, like a local. The special theme for 2019 was 'Flower Power'. Flower picking is available from 13:00 to all visitors. The pop up garden will be closed as soon as the last tulip has been picked (app. around 15:30), so arrive early for your annual dosis of colourful flowerpicking!
Here's an impression from last year's tulip frenzy:
Dam Square is easily reached by public transport or a nice walk from Yays Oostenburgergracht, Zoutkeetsgracht or Bickersgracht.
For more information, click here or ask your concierge during your stay.
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