The Netherlands is known for many things, one of them being their beautiful tulips. Although you can’t physically travel to the see these beautiful flowers in person at the moment, the country’s most famous tulip garden Keukenhof is offering online tours.

The lockdown of the Netherlands has come at an unfortunate time. This falls firmly in the middle of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, perfect for seeing tulips in full bloom.

 

 

However, this has not stopped the gardens from showing off their beauty.

Keukenhof said in a statement:

‘If people cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to the people,’

The Keukenhof gardens opened in 1950, to an astonishing 236,000 visitors, keen to view the vibrant flowers. This comes as no surprise as the tulip has always been known to attract attention, admiration and even value.

The tulip even resulted in the first stock market crash in 1637, named ‘Tulip Mania’, trading of the flower’s bulbs led to a market bubble.

 

 

Today, Keukenhof welcomes over 1.5 million people to view its wide-variety of flowers over the eight-week season each year.

Despite not being able to welcome guests, tulip lovers can experience ALL 550 types of tulips on Keukenhof’s YouTube page, where gardeners explore the 31-hectare landscape and explain aspects of the tulips and their upkeep.

SOURCE: GETAWAY