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Tulip exhibition

10 March - 30 April

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The tulips are out! It seems a bit early, and you will find most of them only carefully showing their first green leaves, but within a few weeks they will show their colourful flowers. April is the typical tulip month at Hortus Amsterdam. The tulip has a longstanding history with the Dutch, even though here origin does not ly in these lowlands. For over 4 centuries, the Dutch have been able to create thousand beautiful varieties of the flower. The  present typical Dutch tulip shows little resemblance to her ancient forefathers from Kazachstan. But in this small exhibition in or garden, though, you will find them side by side. Follow our social media to stay updated on the flowering period.



Forty wild and cultivated varieties can be seen in the garden. The exhibition includes our native wild Tulipa sylvestris but also shows Tulipa acuminata with its needle thin petals, that seems to have run away from the famous Ottoman tiles and fabrics. You can also find the oldest cultivar Tulipa ‘Lac van Rijn’ as well as Insulinde, this dark purple tulip looks just like the expensive bulbs from the time of the tulip mania.

Make sure you stay updated when the flowers start to show. Follow our social media!