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Spectacular Self-portrait of Van Gogh at Keukenhof

October 13, 2014 Attraction No Comments Email Email

On Thursday, 9 October, the Executive Board of Keukenhof planted the first bulbs for a flower mosaic of Vincent Van Gogh.  

Keukenhof kicks off Van Gogh’s theme year of selfportrait Van Gogh planted in bulbs

2015 will be the Year of Van Gogh, and Keukenhof will be marking the occasion by honouring the famous Dutch artist.

The highlight of this Van Gogh-themed year will be the flower mosaic based on a self-portrait by the artist. The mosaic will measure 250 square metres and is planted using different colours of tulips.

In the coming weeks, the tulip variety “Vincent Van Gogh” will also be planted in the Walk of Fame. The works of Van Gogh will also serve as a wonderful source of inspiration for the many flower shows in the Oranje Nassau Pavilion.

During the Van Gogh Year Keukenhof will be working closely together with the Van Gogh Museum and the Kröller-Müller Museum.

Many international tourists still come to the Netherlands to see the exceptional icons, such as, Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Dutch cheese, windmills and tulips. The significance of Keukenhof for tourism in the Netherlands is exceptionally large. Every year 800,000 visitors come to Keukenhof from over 100 countries. Approximately 75% of these visitors come from abroad. The bulb sector in general and the tulips and Keukenhof in particular, have become the face of the tourist image of the Netherlands.

Planting the mosaic emphasises the Autumn planting at Keukenhof. The coming months will see approximately 7 million bulbs planted in the park.

Keukenhof 2015 opens from 20 March until 17 May.

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