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200,000 tulips up for grabs at Amsterdam's Dam Square as thousands mark National Tulip Day

Netherlands, Amsterdam
January 19, 2020 at 00:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

A whopping 200,000 tulips were given out for free among thousands of people at Amsterdam's Dam Square as part of National Tulips Day celebrations on Saturday.

Footage shows delighted visitors picking a wide array of tulips in a vivid palette of colours going from bright yellow to ardent orange. The event was opened by three girls dressed as princesses.

National Tulip Day has been celebrated annually since 2012, with a different theme and design each year. The reason for the colourful party, devised by the tulip growers of Tulip Promotion in the Netherlands, is the start of the tulip-cutting season.

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A whopping 200,000 tulips were given out for free among thousands of people at Amsterdam's Dam Square as part of National Tulips Day celebrations on Saturday.

Footage shows delighted visitors picking a wide array of tulips in a vivid palette of colours going from bright yellow to ardent orange. The event was opened by three girls dressed as princesses.

National Tulip Day has been celebrated annually since 2012, with a different theme and design each year. The reason for the colourful party, devised by the tulip growers of Tulip Promotion in the Netherlands, is the start of the tulip-cutting season.

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