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Tulips from bulb to bloom

A tulip grows from a bulb. You need to plant the bulb before the end of October (Norhtern hemisphere) so that it spend the winter underground and pop up as a plant in early spring. The plant has 1 flower which opens up and gives us so much viewing pleasure! When tulips are planted in…

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September 19, 2019

How do Dutch windmills work?

How do Dutch windmills work? Incredibly well and improved for hundreds of years although now they are really just kept to preserve Dutch heritage. You don’t get more quintessentially Dutch than a windmill but like many typically Dutch things they come from somewhere else! Think about it, the Dutch are famous for tulips that originated in…

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August 12, 2019

Zaanse Schans Windmills

The Zaanse Schans is very pretty but can be very busy as tourist buses go there. So I think its important to get there early in the day. You can go on a tour bus of course, but you can also very easily visit by yourself by train. The directions are at the end of…

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May 13, 2018