Flying over Dutch tulips fields

Normann Szkop:

The tulip has come to be a loved symbol of the Netherlands. Many tourists visit the country just to see the bright coloured flower and the astonishing view over the bulb fields. The season begins in March with crocuses, followed by the daffodil and the yellow narcissi.

This is a great photographic example of the idea of taking something we are familiar with and looking at it from different angle.

  • Sander

    Funny to see North Americans hyping those flowers while we Dutch guys (at least I) really don’t have any emotional connection with them. I hear more Americans than Dutch people talk about it.

    • Michel Roelfsema

      Same here

    • True and that’s very common. The things you see every day become mundane. As a Canadian, we have a special bond with the Dutch Royal Family and tulips.

    • There are parallels everywhere. Ask almost anyone born in New York City if they’ve ever visited the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building. You might get a few “affirmatives,” if they ever had family visiting from out-of-state.

  • thomasjpr

    In Skagit County, just north of Seattle in Washington State, you can go and visit very similarly large fields of tulips each spring. It’s quite a sight in person!