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The Netherlands - flower bulb country

Today the Netherlands produces billions of flower bulbs each year (of which two thirds are exported worldwide).The business of growing flower bulbs began almost 400 years ago, and

The first Dutch flower bulbs grew in Leiden, in the botanical garden of the university. They were planted there by Carolus Clusius, a scientist who wrote the first major book on tulips in 1592. Leiden was the first bulb region of the Netherlands, but initially the tulips did not leave Clusius's botanical garden. Only after a theft cultivation could spread.

Once, the value of tulips was enormous. They were imported to the Netherlands from Turkey in the mid-16th century and gradually seized the passions of rich Dutchmen. In the Dutch Golden Age tulips became popular in paintings and festivals; tulip collecting amongst the elites became a popular pastime. In the mid-17th century, tulips were so popular that they created the first economic bubble, known as "Tulip Mania" (tulipomania). As people bought up bulbs, they became so expensive that they were used as money until the market in them crashed. But the Netherlands is still the centre for the trade of flowers and bulbs.
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91 comments

Chriss said:

Quelle belle promenade au travers des bulbes et leurs fleurs extra-ordinaires,surtout quand elles sont rassemblées: superJaap...superbe!

Belle semaine pour toi...bises.......et soleil!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Chriss replied to Chriss:

"tulipomanie....c'est vrai!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Philippe/Fifi said:

Top ! Bonne semaine.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Edward Bowthorpe said:

Beautiful Jaap,eddie,
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Anji. said:

Merci pour ce collage fantastique !
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Manfred Kaddik said:

Hallo Jaap. Prima Erklärung zu den Tulpen und wie die Tulpen in die Niederlande kamen.

Neu für mich ist dies Bildgestaltung von Dir. 7 Fotos im einer Fotoanzeige. In den kleinen Bilder gehen beim Anklicken dieselben Bilder in Groß auf.

Grüße Manfred
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Annemarie said:

each so beautiful
Happy happy new week:)
3 weeks ago

Hélène Lombard said:

Magnifique composition autour de la tulipe. La Hollande est vraiment le royaume des tulipes. Bonne semaine.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Guy Bacca said:

Bon collage pour une superbe présentation des tulipes.... Magnifiques couleurs
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Nouchetdu38 said:

EXCELLENT!************
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Stormlizard said:

Nice collageJaap.
Beautiful flowers.
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Ewald said:

Herrliche Komposition!!!
3 weeks ago ( translate )

Marie-claire Gallet said:

WOWWWWWWWWW, Jaap, such a wonderful collage !!! All flowers are so pretty ! I adore !!
Happy week !!!
3 weeks ago

Ghislaine Girardot said:

Superbe composition de tulipes aux couleurs variées !!
Bonne semaine à vous !
3 weeks ago ( translate )

annaig56 said:

très belle carte postale,, fleurie,
3 weeks ago ( translate )