It’s the perfect time to witness the blooming tulips at the famous Keukenhof — the world’s largest flower garden in The Netherlands. And we know it’s not possible in the current scenario, but, what if we tell you, that you can still enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the flowers despite being quarantined? Yes, you read it right! Now, you can tour the famous garden, with its very own virtual tour, on its official YouTube Page. By Manya Saini

Every year since its opening in 1950, The Netherlands has welcomed tourists from across the world to experience its 7 million tulip bulbs bloom. The world’s largest botanical garden, ‘Keukenhof ’is bringing the floral splendour online through its official YouTube page. The announcement on the website proudly proclaims, “If people cannot come to Keukenhof, we will bring Keukenhof to the people”.

Wondering what else is in store? Apart from the many varieties of flowers, this is your chance to see the beautiful ponds, canals and the authentic Dutch windmill. The famous windmill, now a landmark, was built in Groningen in 1892, was used to pump water. It was donated to Keukenhof in 1957, where it was rebuilt after being torn down.

The virtual tours are being anchored by the gardeners who have worked tirelessly all year round to have it ready in time for the tourist season. The Keukenhof Flower Exhibition 2020, which was supposed to kick off on March 21, has been cancelled amid the worldwide implementation of social distancing measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The Keukenhof is one of the most visited tourist hotspots in the Netherlands and it showcases the ornate and flourishing Dutch floriculture industry. Over 100 flower companies are displaying the blooms in collaboration with the garden.

This promises to be the perfect virtual escape for every nature lover in quarantine. Keep safe and indoors through the lockdown, but don’t forget to add a little springtime magic to your life! Stay updated about this virtual spectacle by following Keukenhof’s official  Facebook page (facebook.com/visitkeukenhof/) and YouTube channel — Visit Keukenhof.

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