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- Computer connection
Tulip Fields Forever
Spend an hour with me, enjoying a huge tulip field with rows and rows of different coloured tulips.
You will see tulips, tulips and more tulips of different colours and shapes and dramatic views of flowers stetching into the distance. These views still take my breath away despite seeing them every year!
But there’s more! The setting is the beautiful Dutch countryside. The field lies in a UNESCO world heritage site, the Beemster Polder. This is the bed of a lake that was drained in 1612! It was the first major lake draining project in Holland and the reclaimed land lies at 5 metres below sea level. You can actually see the bank that was the edge of the lake right next to the field and I will show you the canal at the top of this bank running many metres above the level of the field. You don’t get much more Dutch than that!
I’ve been coming to this farm for years and been gathering footage of different elements of the tulip growing process so I will also cover when and how they are planted. I filmed the planting in November 2020 in the very same field and will share a short prepared film of this and the amazing machines they use. I got to ride on top!
Topics covered include all sorts of details about the planting, management, harvesting, sorting, storing and selling of the bulbs.
I will also talk about the history of the tulip and chart for you how they progressed from a subtle, modest wild flower to the cultivated extravaganza that they are nowadays. No history of the tulip would be complete without telling the story of the tulip mania that gripped Holland 1600s how they caused the world’s first stock market bubble.
I love on screen quizzes so there will be one of those too and, of course, time for quesions & answers.
The tour takes place on Zoom and the cost is 21 euros including fees. That is per computer connection, I don’t mind how many of you are behind that computer!
The tour is takes place in the late afternoon / evening in Europe and morning in the US to try and make it as accessible as possible without the need to get up at some ungodly hour to join! The time zone listed on the booking page is CET (Central European Time.
5pm CET = 11am Eastern Time = 8am Pacific Time
I only run this tour briefly, in April, when the fields are in full bloom.
Refund policy: If you cancel more than 24 hours before the start of the tour then you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within the last 24 hours then you get a refund only if I can re-sell your places.
The ticket that you buy is per copmputer connection, so you can watch the tour with 1 computer. How many people are sitting behind watching does not matter.
It is not prermitted to record the tour in any way. The tour won’t be published online as this is a spoiler for future participants.
If the tour cannot take place because of terrible weather or any other reason, I will issue a full refund.