Kingdom of Tulips – Keukenhof, Holland

When you arrive early spring about 7 million flowers spread their petals, embellishing its Keukenhof garden, which has about 1,000 species of tulips. These gardens are a kind of shop window for flower industry in the Netherlands and annually attracts nearly a million visitors who come to see the phenomenal exhibition of wonderful colors, an area of 28 hectares. Daffodils, tulips, hyacinths in all shades of yellow, gold, purple, orange and red, along with intoxicating fragrance spreads, sweeping they represent spectacle which is  unrivaled. These gardens were built in 1949, in which grown bulbs flowers, between Amsterdam and The Hague, the land where formerly there was a castle, which lived countess who adored Dutch flowers. An interesting fact is that Tulip is the first association for the Netherlands, moreover, did not originate here. They are brought into this country in 1593 from Constantinople giddy at the request of the Flemish ambassador was impressed by their beauty. Stories of this special flower spread quickly, and their popularity grew. So rich Dutch began to invest in bulbs and made the development of human tulips. This fever lasted until 1637 when the tulip was no longer so rare flower. Too much of tulips, it took the price and many traders experienced bankrupt.No production of tulips have continued for some time with lilies, gladioli, daffodils and other decorative flowers, again becomes one of the most exported products Dutch.





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