tulip mania

Spring brings tulips to full bloom in the Netherlands. A rainbow riot of colors paints the landscape. The industrious Dutch ancestors reclaimed the fertile polders from the North Sea and planted flower bulbs. Speculators and a bulb shortage raised the value of certain varieties in the 1630’s. The Dutch traded bulbs like currency.

Amsterdam hosts the annual Tulip Festival which offers a month-long feast for the eyes in the city squares and parks. In late April, the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek, a stunning parade of flowery floats ridden by celebrants, travels from Noordwijk to Haarlem. Anyone visiting Holland must see the Keukenhof in Lisse, one of the world’s most magnificent gardens.

By late spring, the best of the blooms are past so be sure to time your visit carefully. You don’t have to be Dutch to appreciate the unique beauty of tulips!

love blooms in the spring

what is favorite dutch treat

tulips or two lips?


Spring haibuns served at dVerse Poets pub with Linda Lee Lyberg this Monday…join us!

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jemi Tafuli
    Apr 28, 2023 @ 08:02:54

    Hallo Lynn.. Thanks for your sharing


  2. Rob Kistner
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 11:55:13

    Wonderful words, Lynn and I love the play on words the end tulips compared two lips. The bunnies bit the top off of a few of my wife’s tulips this year just before they bloomed, oh, well, she comes home today, so she can repair the damage.🙂✌🏼🫶🏼


  3. Linda Lee Lyberg
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 09:19:21

    I love the play on words!


  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 09:16:15

    Unfortunately, the deer loves my tulips so we have opted out of that color…


  5. Gillena Cox
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 05:08:40

    Happy Spring Lynn



  6. ben Alexander
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 01:38:04

    I think I prefer the latter, Lynn 😉



  7. rogblog666
    Apr 25, 2023 @ 01:32:34

    you’ve just added a spring trip to my bucket list, with this wonderful haibun.


  8. carolinestreetblog
    Apr 24, 2023 @ 22:58:55

    I would love to visit the Netherlands in Spring. What an experience that would be.


  9. Paula Light
    Apr 24, 2023 @ 22:18:11

    Oh my gosh! I love tulips! Wonderful haibun 🙂


  10. rothpoetry
    Apr 24, 2023 @ 21:24:39

    I love it. They are magnificent!


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