Saturday 16 January was National Tulip Day. OZ Export visited this special event at the Dam Square in Amsterdam. Tulip Promotion NL had placed a field of 200.000 Tulips for people to pick and take home. The special theme for 2016 was ‘Europe’, as Amsterdam is host to the EU Presidency.

Tulipday 2016 - by OZ Export

OZ Export at National Tulip Day 2016.

When we arrived we received a little bag of the organisation At 1.00 PM the Tulip Garden was officially opened by Dutch foreign secretary Bert Koenders and deputy mayor Kasja Ollongren. During the opening they also baptized the new dark purple Tulip Spinoza. When the garden opened the first visitors entered te garden. Also we handpicked twenty fresh Tulips and put them in the Tulip bag.

Tulipday 2016 - by OZ Export

Deputy mayor Kasja Ollongren and foreign secretary Bert Koenders press the button to open the Tulip Garden.

Luckily, we arrived early and we could pick our Tulips right from the start. The last Tulip left the field at 4.00 PM. The event attracted a total of 17,000 visitors!

We made a special photo collage for you to enjoy and share. Perhaps we will see you in Amsterdam next year?  Please check our webshop for our special Tulip offers this week!

Tulipday 2016 - by OZ Export

National Tulipday 2016 – by OZ Export

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