Colourful start to the spring: The 2019 tulip season begins in Amsterdam on 19 January

Dam Square in Amsterdam – Photo: TulpenZeit

Even if the first tulip species are already available in the retail outlets in December and more and more people are discovering bulb flowers as decorative items for the Christmas period, the official start to the season for the early blossoming plants is not until January. To be more precise: On the third Saturday of the month, because that is when National Tulip Day is celebrated in the Netherlands.