It’s time for tulips

Let's celebrate National Tulipday

The third Saturday of January, we celebrate National Tulip Day. This day marks the start of the tulip season.Our theme is 'Share Happiness'. We celebrate the joy of our tulips. Tulips are the connection, so a cheerful bunch for yourself and one for your dear friend. Unfortunately a tulip-picking garden at Dam Square was not possible due to covid-regulations. But the growers organized an spectacular alternative. A boat on the canals in Amsterdam and bikes filled with tulips, shared happiness: tulips were handed out to the people. Enjoy our tulip season digitally. We tell our story via our social media channels: Facebook TulipTime and Instagram

Opening times

Hurry up!

The tulip picking garden will be open for our visitors at 1pm. After the official opening you can start to pick your own tulip bouquet.The garden will close when all tulips are picked. So join us in Amsterdam.

A new tulip

What will be the new name?

For this special day, the growers of Tulip Promotion Nederland invite a celebrity to christen their own tulip. A very special moment with a official ceremony and a lot of press.

Pick your own tulip bouquet

Pick up to 20 tulips in our unique tulip bag

At the entrance of the tulip picking garden you will receive a biodegradable tulip bag, just the right size for 20 tulips. So, you can leave your own shopping bag at home!

Tulip Promotion volunteers

How to recognize volunteers

National Tulipday is organized to celebrate the start of the (cut) tulip season. This day is brought to you by all the Dutch tulip growers, united in TPN (Tulip Promotion Netherlands). They want to make this tulip event into a great success and they voluntarily dedicate themselves to making this day a celebration for you. You can recognise the volunteers by their orange jackets. If you have any questions for the growers don’t hesitate to ask them anything you want to know about these beautiful flowers.


An orchestra provides a cozy Dutch atmosphere

This tulip day has a cosy atmosphere. On the quay, the orchestra plays typical Dutch songs that every Dutch person knows. Everyone can sing along loudly, like our favourite song: 'Tulips from Amsterdam'.

Tulip picking garden rules

Make sure this tulip party can be enjoyed by everyone

  1. Please take care of yourself and your personal belongings; they are your responsibility.
  2. You will receive a tulip bag from the organization.
  3. Do not bring your own shopping bag into the picking garden.
  4. Pick your own bouquet of tulips (maximum 20 stems), this way many more people can enjoy this unique day in the tulipgarden.
  5. Enjoy and share your happiness with everyone you love on #timefortulips #tuliptime.


What do you do with the bulb?

Is the bulb still attached to the flower?The bulb has used up all its energy on the (cut) tulip, and it will not flower again. What can you do with the bulb? You can leave the tulip bulb in place and put the tulips in a vase, with little water. Or cut the stem of the tulip bulb (diagonally) and put the tulips in a vase with water.You can use one big vase or a small amount of tiny vases. And enjoy the happiness of tulips.

How to take care of your tulips:

  • Put the tulips in the vase when they are still wrapped in the paper or foil for an hour. The tulips become saturated with water and this helps them to stay straight.
  • Choose a clean vase that's tall: tulips will grow a few more centimetres.
  • Cut at least 1 inch from the end of the stem.
  • Keep tulips away of sunlight and fruit bowl.
  • Tulips are very thirsty, so fill the vase regularly.

Frequently asked questions about the tulip picking garden

Is your question answered?

National Tulip Day has been celebrated at Dam Square since 2012, with a huge tulip picking garden. Here are the most frequently asked questions:
The tulip picking garden opens to the public at 1pm and closes when all the tulips have been picked. Make sure you are on time!
The organisation will provide you with a special tulip bag (biodegradable), so you don’t have to worry about taking a bag with you. Per person you are allowed to pick max. 20 tulips.
You can pick up to 20 tulips per person, this is the amount that will fit perfectly in the bag. The tulips will remain in good condition until they reach your vase.
The tulip bulbs have given all their energy to the (cut) tulip and will not flower again.
The tulip picking garden is organised by Tulip Promotion Netherlands (TPN) to celebrate National Tulipday. This day marks the start of the (cut) tulip season.The foundation was established by over 500 tulip growers/breeders. Together they promote tulips worldwide.
You don't have to pay any entrance, to visit the tulip picking garden.