Unsold flowers are given to those that keep society running in times of coronavirus

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus across the world has hit several sectors of society particularly hard, one of which is the flower industry. According to NOS, the buying and selling of flowers has come to an abrupt halt. But it isn’t all bad news, friends.

In difficult times, a little lightheartedness almost becomes a necessity: unsold flowers are being delivered to hospitals and care homes to workers for all that they are doing to keep society functioning in light of all the complications that have arisen.

It’s happening throughout the country:

And it’s so important for us to acknowledge everything that these people are doing- hopefully, you too took a moment to recognise their efforts yesterday at 8 pm.

Aside from gifting flowers, in the Netherlands, people have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #CoronaHulp, where you can make a call for help or offer it. So if you want to do something good, take a look on Twitter and see check out #coronahulp

So it’s not just hoarding toilet paper and frozen pizza. A little humanity always shines through in times like these.

More information about COVID-19 in the Netherlands

For more information, be sure to check out our guide to coronavirus in the Netherlands to stay up-to-date with the most recent information.

Feature Image: Kristina D.C. Hoeppner/Flickr

Vedika Luthrahttp://hotchocolatehits.com
Vedika was born in India, raised in Poland and moved to the Netherlands to study. Like her nationality, she’s confused about what she likes most, which is why her bachelor’s degree was in liberal arts and sciences. She enjoys writing about all things food-related but likes to mix it up every now and then.


  1. It is kind but again this was not considered enough. What if someone is having corona virus and spreading it more with the flowers and the packaging outside? What is the first thing to do? Not to to have or having very less physical contact. And we are having more of it to thank people who can save other people. We need more people who can see the big picture and thinking out of the box.


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