Topping Tulips in the Netherlands

Topping Tulips in Holland
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  1. Rafi says:

    We are reaching on Sunday morning God willing JUST TO SEE TULIPS. we are travelling from Bombay to Amsterdam and hope we will see the ambition of out lifetime in full bloom. We have been to Holland twice but never during Tulip season.

    God bless Netherlands

    1. Nienke says:

      Have a wonderful time seeing the tulips!

  2. Agnes says:

    So what happens to the tulip heads afterwards? It seems to be a terrible waste to destroy them… Is it the same with the hyacinthes and daffodils?

    1. Nienke says:

      There are to types of tulip farmers – people who grow tulips for the vase (flowers) and people who grow tulips for the bulb (Export so everyone around the world can enjoy these tulips) The type of tulips that are headed is for strengthen the bulb to put all the energy inside the bulb instead of the “useless” flower. These are the bulbs that travel around the world at the end of summer to be planted at autumn.

  3. Sarah says:

    Have the tulips been headed yet we hope to be there on 7th/8th May

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Sarah, The farmers started last Friday with the heading of the tulips in the fields. So there might be some fields visible but you have to look for them. The Keukenhof looks gorgeous now. There are even some spots where the tulips have to start blooming.

  4. Sothy says:

    One minute a beautiful field of blooms and the next,gone. It’s painful to see the flowers being discarded. Can’t they be used in perfumes or scents? One day I hope to catch the fields at their best.

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Sothy, the tulips that are topped are mainly grown for the bulbs so everyone around the world can enjoy the tulips next year in their own garden. Many years ago the headed flowers were used to make guirlandes to sell to tourists. But i don’t see that often in the past couple of years.

  5. Karen Miller says:

    We will be in Amsterdam may 17-20 2018 will there be anywhere to go to see tulip fields?

    1. Nienke says:

      Tulip fields are topped by the first week of May. After that there are no tulip fields left.

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