Tulipmania Art Journal

A collection of remarkable facts about tulips

The National Tulip Day in Holland is celebrated on the third Saturday of January

The tulip season in the Netherlands officially starts long before the gardens get coloured by the satiny tulip blooms and it happens on the National Tulip Day or Nationale Tulpendag in Dutch. Every year on the third Saturday of January an enormous pop-up garden, comprising 200,000 tulips is set up by the Dutch tulip growers on Dam Square in Amsterdam, inviting everyone to come and pick tulips for free. This is how tulips wake up the spring in peoples’ hearts in the very midst of the winter.

The event is organised by Tulpen Promotie Nederland – a foundation established by over 500 tulip growers in order to promote tulips worldwide.

Bigi Brasa

Tulip bulbs are edible

Tulip bulbs have actually never been purposefully regarded as a food item until World War II, when during the winter of 1944-1945, the Netherlands were…
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Blue Diamond

There are no blue tulips

With over 3000 different registered varieties, tulips come in almost every imaginable colour tint and combination. By such an incredible chromatic richness, it is curious…
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“Everything you didn’t know about the tulip”

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Did you know that tulips don’t have petals and can grow from seeds and not only from bulbs? Have you ever heard of the tulip formula, the tulip coin or one single tulip bulb serving as a bride’s dowry? Were you aware that the Peace tulip is actually dedicated to John Lennon and Yoko Ono? All these and many more other curious facts about the tulip will be revealed in all detail in our book.

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