The magic of tulips in the Netherlands – Kompasiana.com
Updated: 18 November 2023 at 07:06
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The Netherlands has been a center of the tulip trade since the 17th century. Tulips originally came from Central Asia and were introduced to Europe by Dutch traders. The beauty of this flower quickly caught the attention of people across Europe, and the high demand created a thriving market in the Netherlands.
Every year, the tulip fields in the Netherlands are opened to the public for several weeks, known as the “Tulip Festival.” During this festival, visitors can enjoy the extraordinary view of millions of tulips blooming in various colors and shapes. Famous parks such as Keukenhof in Lisse and Bollenstreek in Hillegom are popular destinations for locals and tourists from all over the world.
Keukenhof is one of the largest tulip gardens in the world and displays more than seven million different types of tulips. This 79-hectare park provides a stunning experience for visitors, with beautiful garden designs and hundreds of thousands of colorful tulips. Visitors can enjoy wandering among the vast flower fields and viewing exhibitions of potted flowers and garden flowers, in addition to watching dance and music performances that are held periodically.
Apart from this, the Bollenstreek area also has many beautiful tulip gardens that visitors can enjoy. The area is famous for its countless fields of tulips, which stretch as far as the eye can see on Helgom Hill. When spring comes, the bright colors of the tulips here create a very enchanting sight.
The Netherlands also has a rich history associated with tulips. In the 17th century, a period known as “tulip mania,” tulip prices rose dramatically and they became one of their most valuable assets. Although this market eventually fell into disrepair, the cultural legacy and beauty of the tulip continues to this day.
The beauty of tulips in the Netherlands is not only enjoyed by visitors during the spring. During every summer, many tulip growers open their fields to tourists. Tourists can wander among the rows of wonderful tulips and take beautiful photos amid the colorful gardens.
Visiting a tulip garden in the Netherlands is an experience not to be missed for lovers of nature and natural beauty. The beauty and diversity of tulips here create an unforgettable sight and provide an inspiring experience for all who see them.