1 Apr - 30 Apr

Historic tulips in the garden of Huis Willet-Holthuysen


During the Amsterdam Tulip Festival; 50% discount on the museum entrance fee

Once a year, around April, the garden of the 17th-century canal house Huis Willet-Holthuysen, part of the Amsterdam Museum, is in beautiful bloom with, among other flowers, historic tulips; tulips that actually come from the time of the Willet-Holthuysen couple.

Baroque symmetrical garden
The early eighteenth-century garden designs of the French architect Daniel Marot served as a source of inspiration for the current garden of the house. The graceful symmetrical patterns and pruned hedges and trees refer to the baroque gardens for canal houses and country estates. Today it is one of the few formal gardens in the center of Amsterdam.

Historic tulips
In the garden, single, double and feathered tulips, plain, flamed and striped tulips, single, double and spray daffodils, orange and yellow imperial crowns, grape hyacinths and hyacinths bloom. The flowering period runs from late March to mid-May. Also this year, historical tulips from the time of the Willet-Holthuysen: ‘Duc van Tol Scarlet’ (1850) red, ‘Julia Farnese’ (1853) red-white flamed, ‘Clara Butt’ (1889) pink, ‘Greuze ‘ (1891) purple with red, and ‘Prinses Elisabeth’ (1898) pink.

Would you like to see the rest of the canal house in addition to the tulips? Get a 50% discount on your entrance ticket now. Order your tickets via the button below and use the promo code Tulp23 for the discount.

Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Herengracht 605; click here for more info & tickets.