Dutch tulip farm sends a bloomin’ great message to tourists forced to cancel their travel plans

A family-owned tulip farm has had spelt out a dandy message using their flowers after having to close due to the coronavirus crisis. 

Dutch Daffodils is normally swarmed with tourists at this time of the year. But, this year their tulip fields are empty of people. So, they decided to get creative.

Every year the farm must remove the heads of tulips after they reach their peak bloom. By doing this, they divert the flowers’ energy back into the bulbs below for the next year.

Owners Rik and Ilse Pennings decided to use this process to send a message. They partnered with the travel company Tulips in Holland to spell out ‘See you next year” utilising the stems of the tulips. Below? A giant red heart ❤️

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Due to Covid-19 travel plans has changed. Many of you were planning to travel to The Netherlands to see the flower fields in bloom. Unfortunately this isn’t possible this year. And many of you won’t see the flower field in full bloom. . This week the @dutchdaffodils and the Tulips in Holland family teamed up to create something for all people who suppose to travel to The Netherlands. You may miss The Netherlands, but we miss you too! . This Sunday we spend with our families in the flower field to create something special for you. We headed the tulips a bit earlier to write this message. From our families to yours! . We hope that this brighten your day a bit and we hope to see you next year! Much love! ❤️ . @dutchdaffodils & Tulips in Holland #travel digitally to the #tulipsinholland spring 2020 tulipsinholland.com

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The project stretches for 45 metres, and took twenty-five hours of manpower. Owner Rik said that the project was “spontaneous” and not just for the tourists, but also for the locals, the workers, and Keukenhof.

On Facebook, Dutch Daffodils described their reason to complete the design:

“Due to COVID-19 travel plans have changed. Many of you were planning to travel to The Netherlands to see the flower fields in bloom. Unfortunately, this isn’t possible this year. And many of you won’t see the flower field in full bloom.”

“This week the Dutch Daffodils family and the Tulips in Holland family teamed up to create something for all people who suppose to travel to the Netherlands. You may miss the Netherlands, but we miss you too!”

Us? We love the message! We hope that we’ll be able to get to see the fields next year.

What do you think of this idea? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Feature Image: Dutch Daffodils/TulipsInHolland.com

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Samantha Dixon
Sam isn’t great at being Dutch. Originally hailing from Australia, she came to study in the Netherlands without knowing where the country was on a map. She once accidentally ordered the entire ice-cream menu at Smullers. She still can’t jump on the back of a moving bike. But, she remains fascinated by the tiny land of tall people.

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  1. Hi, I’m calling from Romania, I only speak Italian
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    in total 120,000 ml of tulip flower bulbs to be resistant to the habits of sun and heat, please provide smi for bulbs size 10/12

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