Located in the Jordaan district, the Amsterdam Tulip Museum pays tribute to this delicate flower that has ignited great passion and envy over the centuries. The museum details Holland’s fascinating horticultural story, including a phenomenon known as “Tulipomania”.
Tulip madness in Amsterdam
In the 17th century, the craze for trading tulips reached new heights – resulting in Tulipomania. People were trying to earn their fortunes from tulips, and even sold their houses to invest in special tulip stock exchanges. Although they’re a little more sensible these days, the Dutch still love their tulips and the flower has become a national icon.