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Dutch gear up for colorful, productive tulip season

Published : 19 Mar 2023, 00:29

  DF News Desk
People pick tulips on the Netherlands' National Tulip Day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Jan. 18, 2020. Photo: Xinhua by Sylvia Lederer.

As spring arrives along with the highly anticipated tulip season, the Dutch are ready to welcome visitors and showcase the country's wide tulip fields with vibrant colors, reported Xinhua.

In the Netherlands, which is dubbed as the land of tulips, the tulip season typically runs from mid-March to mid-May, when the flowers gradually blossom till April.

"Our farm now produces up to 150,000 tulip flowers every day," Arjan Smit, owner of Smit Flowers, a fourth-generation Dutch family business focusing on the cultivation of tulips, told Xinhua.

Germany and the United Kingdom are among top export destinations of the tulips produced on his farm, he said, adding that many of the flowers also go to the Dutch domestic market.

Meanwhile, Keukenhof, the most popular place to see tulips in the Netherlands, is scheduled to open its gates to global tourists on March 23.

More than 1 million visitors from around the world are expected to visit the most well-known tulip garden during its eight weeks of exhibition, according to a press release of Keukenhof.