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National Tulip Day 2016

Posted on Jan 17, 2016 by

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Yesterday, Amsterdam celebrated the National Tulip Day. As it happens every year, a beautiful tulip garden was assembled in Dam Square for a day. People could walk through it, admire the flowers and pick up some of them for free.

It’s one of my favourite celebrations and this year had a lovely twist to it: before going to Dam Square, I attended another tulip themed event, organised by Verita’s Visit at the ArtDeli café. We made edible tulips from tomatoes and spring onions, played some games and coloured tulip drawings. We were an international group and we discussed about the national flowers of different countries, the history of tulips in the Netherlands as well as other interesting topics. It was lovely and a great way to start the day before heading over to the Dam to pick up the tulips.

Jerry from Amsterdam Calling joined us for the fun — he made a video about the event (which will be available on their channel in the next few days). It was a fun day, thank you Vera for inviting me!

Here is a short video I made in Dam Square before the frenzy started, followed by the usual pictures:

Edible tulips
Interesting talks around the table
The making-of
Tulips colored by the children
Tulips colored by myself
Photo session in Dam Square
Woman dressed as the Milkmaid posing for pictures
2016 tulip garden
Waiting to be picked

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  1. Dear Dana,

    Thank you for sharing these fantastic pictures. It was great to have met you and hope to see you soon to talk more on Roumanian and Dutch traditions and how to mix them. On one of my adventures on a bike through the bulb flower fields in the Keukenhof area?

    Have a colorful day,


    • It was great to meet you too! I would really like to come to the bike adventures in spring, I hope I’ll find time to be there! 🙂

  2. Verita

    great picture of Jeroen at work at the most #creative café in #Amsterdam: @ARTDELI_ADAM

  3. I was very impressed by National Tulip Day. It’s great to experience the buzz and see Dam Square looking so colourful


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