A bulb for every citizen of Amsterdam
Amsterdam is traditionally connected to the legendary tulip; however, the bulb seems to have vanished from the streets. Therefore, Tulp Festival (1-30 April 2015) 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.
When, where and how
For this first edition of Tulp Festival, 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.
The public locations are, of course, freely accessible, and the museums charge their regular fees. Allow the sheer explosion of colours and the endless variety to inspire you to plant tulips next fall.
Participants of the Tulp Festival are:
Museum Het Grachtenhuis
Museum Van Loon
Museum het Rembrandthuis
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Wyndham Apollo Hotel