TULIPS AT FLORA DELFENSIS
The Golden Age is literally blossoming in Delft! From March 28th till April 28th you can walk or cycle a special tulip route through the city centre. The concept is the idea of botanical philosopher Norbert Peeters and cultural entrepreneur Nina Voets. The route Flora Delfensis leads you through four courtyards and a few botanical places in Delft. You'll relive the 'tulip mania' from the 17th Century while enjoying the flourishing tulip beauty!
During the route you'll discover all kinds of fun facts. For example, did you know that the Golden Age also used to be a 'Green Age'? Prosperity and trade paved next to gold also a way for new flora. Countless new plant species came to cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden and Delft. This influx ensured the growth of plant lovers. Not even one plant is that symbolic for this botanical revolution like the tulip. From the 16th Century this flower conquered the hearts and especially the courts of the Dutch. Flora Delfensis highlights the green history of Delft.
For more information about the tulip route, the route book and fun tulip gifts you can visit the Tulipshop of Flora Delfensis from March 28th till April 28th. You'll find the store next to the Heilige Geestkerkhof 2 (across the Old Church). The shop is open from Thursday until Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.