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Van Gogh never painted a single tulip in his life

Did you know that Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) never painted a single tulip in his life, but still there's a tulip named after the...
National Tulip Day! Did you know that you can pick a beautiful bouquet of tulips for free at Amsterdam's Dam Square on Saturday 20 January 2018?

National Tulip Day: pick tulips for free in Amsterdam

Did you know that you can pick a beautiful bouquet of tulips for free at Amsterdam's Dam Square on National Tulip Day Saturday 20...
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Origin of windmills, tulips and wooden shoes

Did you know that windmills, tulips and wooden shoes are not originally from the Netherlands? The Persians already had fixed windmills in the 7th...
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Two billion tulips

Did you know that no less than 2 billion tulips from the Netherlands are expected find their way to homes all around the world...
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Get up early and visit the largest flower auction in the world

Did you know that roughly 20 million flowers are sold daily at the Flower Auction in Aalsmeer? The largest flower auction in the world...
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Flowers from the Netherlands

Did you know that about 80% of all flower bulbs traded worldwide come from the Netherlands?
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Dutch entry wins National Geographic contest

Did you know that 11-year old Dewi from the Netherlands has captured the grand prize of the National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids...
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17th century tulip mania

Did you know that a tulip mania took place in the Netherlands in the 17th century? Some species of tulips costed more than a...
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The myth of blue tulips

Did you know that tulips come in pretty much every color of the rainbow, except blue? Pure blue tulips only exist by paint or...
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Expressing our gratitude for Canada with tulips

Did you know that the Dutch Royal Family and the Dutch Bulb Growers Assocation each send 10,000 tulip bulbs to Ottawa, Canada every year...

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