There’s nothing like tulip season in Amsterdam. The Netherlands is world famous for its tulips, and becomes a colorful patchwork of flower markets, gardens, and exhibitions every spring. This year, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, tulip season will be in full bloom with close to no COVID restrictions.
Tulips are originally from the Middle East and Central Asia. The flowers became popular in Holland after they were planted by the 1590s, and over the next century became a high-priced status symbol with their own stock exchange established in 1636.