When you think of the Netherlands, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Yeah, tulips in the Netherlands, right? You got that right!
The Tulip was actually originally a wild flower growing in the Ottoman Empire. The name “tulip” comes from the Turkish word for “turban”. The flowers were introduced into the Netherlands in the late 16th century. It was the director of a Dutch botanical garden who introduce the Tulip into the Netherlands.
In the winter of 1636, there was a complete “Tulipomania” in the Netherlands. Some examples could cost more than a house in Amsterdam at that time. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, interest in the tulip remained, but the Dutch became the true connoisseurs of this beautiful flower.
What you see in this video is an aerial view of beautiful flowers in the Netherlands. A few decades ago, this area belonged to the sea. Today it is richly filled with colorful tulips. They are the same colors that inspired “Vincent van Gogh”.
Even today, the Netherlands is still famous for its knowledge of tulips. In the Noordoostpolder you will find the largest tulip garden in the world. That’s why they everywhere in the world talk about the Flower Power of the Netherlands.