Weekly Flower Update 2018 – week 11
This is the first flower update for 2018. From now on until the end of spring season (mid May) we will have weekly flower updates and interesting events/information. This newsletter is send on Tuesday morning. You can sign up here. The newsletter will be placed a couple of days later on the website.
Current status of the flowers
Although springtime is not far away, it is still wintertime in the Netherlands. Last week people were ice skating at some canals in Amsterdam and we had freezing cold temperatures around -10 degrees C. (14 F.). This week starts much better and hopefully we can welcome spring soon. The flowers in the fields are still asleep. They need some nice and warmer temperatures and some lovely sunshine before they start to bloom.
For next week I expect to see the first crocus fields at the end of the week and for outdoor tulips in the fields it is still too cold.
Last week I got a lot of questions about the blooming of the tulips. It is not possible to predict exactly when the tulips are in bloom because we can’t influence temperature and weather. Have a look at our blogpost When are the tulips in bloom in 2018? for all questions about the blooming of the tulips.
New Tours & Tickets for 2018
This year we have added some new tours and tickets to our selection of things to do.
We will be adding some new tours and tickets for this week in the upcoming weeks. Keep an eye to our tours page!
At the beginning of March one of the largest indoor spring flower shows of the Netherlands was held. In the top of North Holland in the town of Breezand the tulips from the surrounding tulip farms were shown. The theme of this year was “Under the sea”. Not only beautiful tulips were on display, also daffodils, hyacinths and crocus could be seen. It is a lovely show where a lot of volunteers make sure you are ready for springtime! Have a look at the videos of the Lentetuin 2018.
New Exhibition Rijksmuseum
During springtime the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam presents a new exhibition with the name ‘High Society’. From the beginning of March until the 3rd of June they present four centuries of glamour by the great masters of the history of art, including Cranach, Veronese, Velázquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Sargent, Munch and Manet. It has 39 life-size portraits of one of the best portrait painters from history. When you are in Amsterdam this is a not to miss exhibition. Make sure you have the skip the line tickets to visit the beautiful museum and this exihibition. (photo credits: Rijksmuseum 2014 – John Lewis Marshall)
Wishing you alle a wonderful week! See you next Tuesday!
Source: Tulips in Holland
Photo credits: Tulips in Holland