B. Green land
The Netherlands is the tulip capital of the world. Every spring the visitors gather to the Dutch countryside to view the bloom of tulips. Tulip has a very particular history with the Netherlands. These were originated in Turkey and Persia, then imported into Holland in the 16th century. It became so popular in the 17th century, it created an economic bubble known as tulip mania.
Tulips still remain an important chapter in the Netherlands’ history. Every year, Amsterdam hosts National Tulip Day in Dam Square where more than 10000 people came to have fun at the beginning of tulip season. Around 200,000 tulips cover the Square. National Tulip Day is held on the 3rd Saturday of January every year. Keukenhof, one of the largest flower gardens in the world with more than 7 million flower bulbs.
There are around 800 varieties of tulips within the garden. Visitors can explore the rows of tulip fields in Lisse by renting a bike. It consists of the Flower band, which stretches for miles between the towns of Haarlem and Leiden. The seaside town is popular for its mixture of flower fields that begin blossoming in late March through the second week of May.
Once an area completely underwater, Noordoostpolder is now a thriving part of the country with one of the largest flower bulb areas in the Flevoland region. Travel by car as you enjoy over 60 miles of colorful, vibrant tulip fields. When visiting the tulips, remember to check when certain fields are blooming and to be considerate of where you’re stepping.
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