National Tulip Day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - the day that marks the start of the (cut) tulip season welcomed more than 15,000 people. On the Dam Square in the centre of the city, Dutch tulip producers made a tulip garden with 200,000 colorful tulips for the ninth year in a row. Visitors were allowed to pick tulips for free.
National Tulip Day is an initiative of Dutch tulip growers (TPN). Chairman Arjan Smit proudly looks back at the event. "The event is all about cheerfulness and being together. This year, the theme was 'World of Colours'. With our colorful tulips we want to make every individual happy. Irrespective of gender, religion, nature and nationality."
The tulip event concept is also picked up and organized abroad. In Antwerp, Belgium, visitors could enjoy a garden of 100,000 tulips for the third year in a row. The theme of this event was ‘Suske & Wiske' (Spike and Suzy). These cartoon characters celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2020. In Germany, one can enjoy a tulip garden from January 17-26 at the consumer exhibition Grüne Woche in Berlin. In the USA, Tulip Day will be held on March 7, 2020, in San Francisco (CA).
The event on Dam Square in Amsterdam has been brought to you by all Dutch Tulip producers. The tulips in the garden in Amsterdam were prepared by A&P Flowers in Andijk. Arjan Smit: "It is great that so many parties cooperated. A big thank you to all volunteers who built the garden and stayed till the end to clean up the square." Cooperating parties in 2020 were: Van Straalen de Vries, De Wit Transport, Varga-Beemster Transport, Hybris, Remarkable, Vertuco, Holland Bolroy and No Limit, Municipality Amsterdam and Keukenhof (opened from March 21 till May 10, 2020).
Source and pictures: Alpha Communications