Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Holland in Blumenschmuck

Colorful Bulbfields
24 Apr 2015 | From Anke of Netherlands

This postcard came inside a handmade envelope from an old book. The envelope shows a mill. Anke shared that in the past, mills are used to pumped the waters away as Netherlands are below sealevel. Inside is also a mini banner that she made. It reminds me of the banderitas we have here.

In the postcard, you can see women wearing traditional dutch clothes. In the springtime, most Dutch villages are surrounded with beautiful and colorful bulbfields. A lot of tourists visit these friendly village just to see and smell the tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths.

Flowers and especially tulips are inextricably linked to the Netherlands. Flowers are the things that add color to the typically 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.

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