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The story behind the tulip

The Dutch tulip is the most famous icon and Dutch export product in the world. The Flower Bulb Region is just as famous as the heart of the flower bulb cultivation, with the colourful fields filled with tulips each spring. But why is the soil of the Flower Bulb Region so suitable for bulb cultivation? Where does the tulip originally come from? And why are flower bulbs being peeled in summer?

Tulip Experience Amsterdam takes visitors and tourists into the story behind the tulip. Tulip Experience Amsterdam is part of an authentic bulb nursery; W.A.M. Pennings from Noordwijkerhout. A family business set up in 1951 by Wim Pennings, who is still active within the company and has been growing tulip bulbs with great passion for three generations.

Tulips have always been the specialty of the nursery and with 450 different varieties grown there, we are happy to share our knowledge of tulip cultivation with our visitors. That is why Tulip Experience Amsterdam was founded in 2019.

Our mission

The increasing tourism and the current ‘selfie culture’ has had an impact on the precious tulip fields over the last few years. Visitors to the region often wander through the fields in search of the most beautiful picture. Often unaware of the fact that the fields are for production and are being destroyed are destroyed when jumped over paths, or even walked across the fields! We want to inform visitors about this matter and offer the opportunity to shoot the perfect picture, without damaging the tulips and their bulbs. Our selfie/show garden offers endless possibilities to shoot beautiful photos between hundreds of thousands of tulips, or from one of the special photo points.

It is our mission and passion to share knowledge about tulip cultivation in the form of a unique experience. With a combination of education and experience, Tulip Experience Amsterdam increases knowledge about the biggest icon of the Netherlands. Because we are proud of the bulb grower’s profession, the Flower Bulb Region and the tulip!

We would love to welcome you in the spring at Tulip Experience Amsterdam!

“We have been growing flower
bulbs with a lot of
passion for three generations
!”

Simon Pennings

At Tulip Experience Amsterdam we like to do business sustainably: for example, we do not use plastic and we ask all visitors to visit us by bicycle as much as possible. In addition, the flower bulb nursery grows tulip bulbs with the Planet Proof quality mark, which is also used in vegetable cultivation and has been approved by Greenpeace. This means that we minimize the use of crop protection products and thus enable sustainable bulb cultivation.

Work at the Tulip Experience Amsterdam

Tulip Experience Amsterdam is looking for enthusiastic go-getters, every season! Open applications may be sent to Sylvia Pennings via info@tulipexperienceamsterdam.com.

Tourguide (Dutch/ENG speaking)

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Do you have a special request or a question about your booking? We’re here to help and think along with you. Call us  or send us an e-mail!