Monday, May 10, 2010

{tulips}

Last week H. and I made a trip to the sea. We stayed in a nice little bed & breakfast in the town of Bergen in the province of North-Holland. We made some trips in the area.  And we saw a lot if this…

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Fields of tulips……everywhere….

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Even though the weather was not that great, it was breathtaking.

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Even though my country is known for it’s tulips, tulips originate from Turkey. The tulips were brought to the Netherlands in the period that is known as the Golden Age, the 16/17th century. The Dutch loved the tulips so much it started a hype, a tulipmania. Some tulips were as a expensive as an Amsterdam canal house. Can you imagine?

Historical tulips can be seen at the Hortus Bulborum in Limmen. Some of them orginate from the 16th century. We haven’t been there yet, but I really would like to visit the hortus next year. You can buy some of their tulips online.

The Keukenhof  in Lisse is another place where you see tulips and other beautiful flowers. Another one on my wish list.

The tulips we saw are in an area called De Zijpe, but there are also tulip fields in the northern part of the Netherlands.

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A tulip from our garden.

Take care,

5 comments:

  1. Toen ik 3 jaar geleden naar het Noorden van het land verhuisde, kwamen wij onderweg idd diverse grote tulpen velden tegen. Dus je hebt gelijk hoor, hier in het noorden zie je die ook :) Gelukkig maar, hoef je niet steeds naar het westen hihi Er gaat niets boven het Noorden HAHAHA ♥♥

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  2. Grappig, ik woon in de zijpe. We zijn ook inderdaad omringd met tulpenvelden. Voor ons al wel wat gewoner om te zien, maar ik kan er ieder jaar weer van genieten hoor. Vooral ook de hyacinten velden, die ruiken zo lekker.
    Groetjes Antoinette.

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  3. Hee Marianne,

    In de zomervakantie gaan wij naar Noord Holland, maar tegen die tijd zullen de bollen wel uitgebloeid zijn denk ik! Er al vast wel meer moois te zien zijn.
    Als je tips hebt, je weet me te vinden!!!!

    groetjes
    Lynda

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  4. What a beautiful site to see!!!
    Hope all is well with you..
    Miss you..XO

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  5. Wow what wonderful flowers and pictures. Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

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