The Netherlands is famous for cheese, windmills and tulips! Tulips have been a source of inspiration for artists worldwide. Besides cultural importance, the tulip also has brought economic prosperity. In our museum ‘De Zwarte Tulp’ in Lisse you can see how the bulb cultivation and the ‘Bollenstreek’ (bulb region) developed.
Mainly in spring the ‘Bollenstreek’ is a huge tourist attraction. With al the blooming flower fields and the flower parade, every year hundreds of thousands of tourists visit our region. The Bollenstreek is year-round worth a visit, with historic villages, sightseeing, shops and beautiful places to stay. As an extra incentive to explore the area, Stichting Gildemeesters Bollenstreek started the ‘GIANT TULIP BULBS’ art project in 2018.