I didn't got o many museums on this visit to Amsterdam, but I had about an hour while waiting for the canal tour, so I decided to stop by the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.

It's a super small museum, but definitely worth it! It was fascinating to learn how the price of tulips went up and up until the entire economy depended on it - people sold their house for just one tulip!

And then, of course, it all came crashing down.

At the peak of tulip mania, in March 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble)... The term tulip mania is now often used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble (when asset prices deviate from intrinsic values).

— Wikipedia

But tulips are still a big deal in Amsterdam today, and I'm looking forward to one day learning a lot more when I get to actually see them in the spring!