The Tulipomania tour was a tour made by Haarlem marketing in 2015. At this moment it is not sure if this tour will come back in 2016. As soon as we know we will publish this on this page and you can book a pedelec to do this tour.
Are you in for a Tulip Holiday in the Netherlands? We advise you to go to our special tulip-tour page for some beautiful trips to the bulb-field area’s of North Holland.
The Keukenhof will be open again from 24.03.2016 till 16.05.2016
The Tulipomania Tour tell the fascinating tale of the tulip mania in the golden century. This tour conducts by the historical downtown of Haarlem and the spring park Keukenhof.
Haarlem was the centre of the bulb trade in the 17th century.
The tulipomania of the golden century comes to life in the Frans Hals museum and the beer brewery Jopenkerk. Also you see the 17th century tulips in the historical garden and the exhibition Tulipomania in the Keukenhof.
Within the Tulipomania Tour several combinations are possible. A complete tour exists of a visit to Keukenhof, tulipmania in the Frans Hals museum, a taste of Tulpomania beer at the Jopenkerk, a walk and transport by bus of and to Haarlem and Keukenhof. It is also possible to choose another composition.
Combine this tour with your cycle holiday in Haarlem or your bicycle tour along the famous flower fields.
For reservation of your pedelecs contact us.
For reservation of the Tulipomania tour contact Haarlem tourist office or we can do it for you.
Tulipmania or Tulipomania (Dutch names include tulpenmanie, tulpomanie, tulpenwoede, tulpengekte and bollengekte) was a period in de Dutch Golden age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of the tulipmania in February 1637, tulip contracts sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble.
“Haarlem Flower City” owes its reputation to the bulb cultivation of which the city until the early twentieth century was the center, though the bulb fields pulled further away from the city during the years. Haarlems’ most famous representatives since 1955 are the flowergirls, which are handing out flowers (daffodils) during events to welcome the guests.
More information about Haarlem city
“Haarlem beer brewing city” starts in the fourteenth century as Haarlem expands to become one to the most significant beer brewing cities in the Netherlands. Breweries are working all-out and beer is freighted across the Spaarne River in ‘Jopen’ (112 litre barrels). Today, tradition and innovation meet at Jopen; a former church in the centre that has been transformed into a city brewery, grand-cafe and restaurant. In archives recipes of beer from the 17th century has been recovered and ‘Jopen’ will baptise this refreshing beer especially for Keukenhof as ‘Tulpomania Jopenbier’. More information about the Jopenkerk.
In spring Flower Mania takes hold in the Frans Hals Museum. All year round the museum is full of flowers—in paintings, on tiles, on wallpaper and on other works of art—but at this time of the year we also have the real thing! Magnificent arrangements decorate the rooms and corridors in specially-made flower vases, tulip vases and appropriate antique pots. Through the works of famous painters, visitors can also find out about life in the Golden Age, particularly the role that flowers played. There is an authentic Tulip Book, with work by the renowned Judith Leyster. The highlight of ‘flower mania’ in the museum is the display about the ‘tulip mania’ that seized people in the Golden Age. Paintings and prints tell the story of the incredible boom in the demand for tulip bulbs, when they literally became worth their weight in gold.
The Frans Hals Museum presents this special Flower Mania Experience with a free audio tour in Dutch and English. For more informatie see Frans Hals museum
The most beautiful spring park in the world!
Keukenhof is the spot this spring to enjoy millions of thriving tulips, narcissuses, hyacinths and other ball flowers. A day full perception which you will not forget rapidly.
The most beautiful spring park in the world offers unique fragrances and colour perception, more than 20 spectacular flower shows, surprising inspiration gardens and a lot of sparkling events.
The Keukenhof is open from march 24 till may 16. Daily from 08:00 AM till 07:30 PM. Entry closes on 6 PM.