The National Tulip Day in Holland is celebrated on the third Saturday of January
The tulip season in the Netherlands officially starts long before the gardens get coloured by the satiny tulip blooms and it happens on the National Tulip Day or Nationale Tulpendag in Dutch. Every year on the third Saturday of January an enormous pop-up garden, comprising 200,000 tulips is set up by the Dutch tulip growers on Dam Square in Amsterdam, inviting everyone to come and pick tulips for free. This is how tulips wake up the spring in peoples’ hearts in the very midst of the winter.
The event is organised by Tulpen Promotie Nederland – a foundation established by over 500 tulip growers in order to promote tulips worldwide.