Tulip Festival

Adorageek’s note on current situation:

Adorageek acknowledges that we are in a trying times with the Covid-19 outbreak. However, we at Adorageek are firm believers that there are still moments and events in the wide world worth celebrating. We just have to change the way we are celebrating them. Therefore, Adorageek will continue to share those celebrations with you, in the hopes that in the near future, we can celebrate those moments and events again just like in the good times.

Tulips-01Tulip Festival Amsterdam will take place on 21 March to 10 May 2020. Tulip is Holland’s trademark flower, and during Tulip Festival, tulips bloom at 85 locations: in the public areas of Amsterdam, in the gardens of the city’s museums and hotels, and by notable buildings in the city center as well as in various districts of Amsterdam. All displays in public areas are free to enjoy, for some museum gardens normal ticket prices apply. People from all over the world come to enjoy the beautiful Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and explore the tulip fields just 30 minutes outside the center of Amsterdam.

National Tulip Day 2019 Windmill-01Tulip flowers are usually large, showy and brightly colored, generally red, pink, yellow, or white (usually in warm colors). The name “tulip” is thought to be derived from a Persian word for turban, which it may have been thought to resemble. Tulips originally were found in a band stretching from Southern Europe to Central Asia, but since the seventeenth century have become widely naturalized and cultivated. Flowering in the spring, they become dormant in the summer once the flowers and leaves die back, emerging above ground as a shoot from the underground bulb in early spring.

National Tulip Day 2019 Girl-01While tulips had probably been cultivated in Asia from the tenth century, they did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century, when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court observed and reported on them. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became a frenzied commodity during Tulip mania, a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for some bulbs of the recently introduced and fashionable tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then dramatically collapsed in February 1637. Tulips were frequently depicted in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer for world markets, ever since.

During Tulip Festival, one of the top things to do is to visit the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. You could also plan a sightseeing on the blooming tulip field, or even better, visit a real tulip farm. Remember also to watch the Flower Parade Bollenstreek.

Every year more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted in Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in autumn to bloom in spring. There is a variety of 800 different tulips. The flower park has 32 hectares of flowers. There are also spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artworks and wonderful events. Every year the flower park is dedicated to a specific theme. The inspiration gardens, events and artworks are adjusted accordingly. The theme for 2020 is World of Colors.

National Tulip Day 2019 Tulips-01

As of 14 March 2020, an emergency regulation of the Dutch government is in force, with the aim to limit the spread of the coronavirus. It states that meetings with more than 100 people are not allowed in the Netherlands. This also applies to outdoor meetings. The measures are valid until 6 April 2020. The regulation means that Keukenhof Tulip Gardens cannot open on 21 March 2020. However, the possibility of opening the flower exhibition is continued to be evaluated, especially after 6 April 2020.

Always remember to implement Covid-19 prevention by social-distancing, covering your mouth and nose whenever you cough or sneeze, not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean, and washing your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after going outside or to public places!

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