The Coronavirus lockdown has been hard on everyone. If everything would have been fine, the iconic tulip (Keukenhof) garden in the Netherlands (Holland) would have been hosting its beautiful Tulip show just like previous years. However, people need not worry about it as the garden administration has decided to go virtual this year to allow people to enjoy the tulip bloom from the comfort of their home.

People can check out the colourful flowers and tulip fields by taking a virtual tour that is produced by the park’s employees. Though it is a complete lockdown in the country, more than 40 to 50 employees are still working at the garden, living inside to take care of the place.

Since its opening in 1950, the garden has never been without visitors but this year it is different. The historic garden was shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak and there are more than seven million colourful tulips in the garden currently. But sadly, not a single admirer!

Spread across a 79 ac land, the garden is a prime tourist hotspot for tourists, photographers and nature lovers. The tulip bloom season here begins from March and goes on till May. The gorgeous garden is not only home to millions of tulips, but also has daffodils, hyacinths and orchids, among others.

Last year, the garden recorded more than 1.5 million footfalls from over 100 countries! It welcomed 45000 people on its busiest day last year.

However, the situation is completely opposite this year as the globally renowned tulip garden was shuttered on March 14 due to the pandemic. All the social events were also cancelled by the government till June 1, 2020.

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