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Do you want to know everything about flower bulb cultivation and enjoy art with bulb flowers? Then visit Museum De Zwarte Tulp in the center of Lisse

The museum, which was completely modernized in 2015, tells the story about flower bulb cultivation, bulb export and the process of propagating and refining bulbs. Of course you will also learn everything about important events from the history of tulip and other bulb crops such as the arrival of the tulip to Europe and the Netherlands, the tulip mania-tulip madness in the 17th century, the hyacinth speculation in the 18th century and of course the story of the black tulip.

Museum De Zwarte Tulp is located in a monument in Dorpshart Lisse that once served as a bulb shed. Part of the museum are the impressive early 20th-century boardrooms of Kalkzandsteenfabriek Van herwaarden BV – called the Comparitie.

In the museum garden, of course, there is a variety of bulb crops in season.

There is a museum shop. VVV Lisse is also located in Museum De Zwarte Tulp where you can find cycling routes and information about Lisse and its surroundings.

Museum De Zwarte Tulp opening times

Museum de Zwarte tulp is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays

The museum is also closed on Easter Monday, King’s Day, Pentecost Day, Start Party Week Lisse, Harddraverij Lisse, December 5, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and New Year’s Day.

Admission prices

  • Adults: € 8.00
  • Young people aged 15 to 18: € 3.50
  • Children up to 14 years: free
  • Students, students and supervisors: € 3.50
  • Museum card, ICOM card: free

  • Tours are given in French, English, Italian, German and Dutch. Tours must be booked in advance. Contact us on tel. 0252-417900 or send an e-mail to info@museumdezwartetulp.nl
  • Group visits outside opening hours, with or without a tour, can be requested in advance. Tel. 0252-417900 or send an e-mail to info@museumdezwartetulp.nl


The entrance to the museum is at Heereweg 219, also known as “The Square”. The museum is easily accessible for visitors in a wheelchair. There is plenty of free parking in the immediate vicinity of the museum.

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