73 images Created 17 Apr 2012
The Netherlands are famous for flowers and bright coloured tulips are very typical in a Dutch landscape. Bulb fields, long narrow ditches and green strips of grass create a colourful palette, especially in the provinces of Noord-Holland and Flevoland. Flowers are not only one of the main export products of the Netherlands, they also attract many tourists from all over the world, year after year. Holland and tulips are inseparable. The first bulbs arrived in Holland several centuries ago from Turkey and Iran. They immediately became very popular in Holland and their arrival was the beginning of a prosperous flower industry. Today Holland is the main producer of commercially sold flowers and plants.