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Goeree Overflakkee

#crestcontest Last Sunday I traveled to Dutch island Goeree Overflakkee with @dromelot for the best tulip hunting. ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท The area around Lisse is the usual spot tourists go to for enjoying the bright colored tulip fields the Netherlands is famous for. BUT most of the time itโ€™s very crowdy over there. We wanted to avoid that area with selfie taking love couples ;0) and went to the fields near Middelharnis. A good decision!

Itโ€™s not difficult to find the fields. When driving to Middelharnis on the N215 youโ€™ll see the fields at both sides of the road. This year we found some really special ones, like parrot tulips and double tulips. Such beautiful flowers! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท We were wondering why there are fields full of blooming tulips, clearly not destined to be sold in blooming condition. This is what we discovered: Around the end of April the farmers are topping tulips (taking the tulip head or flower off) so the bulbs can get stronger before they are taken out of the ground during the summer months. Never too old to learn ;0)

Endless fields ...

Thereโ€™s more

...to explore after tulip hunting on island Goeree Overflakkee, although this island is very flat and empty. Some points of interest are the cute old centre of Middelharnis, the small marina of Ouddorp at the Grevelingenlake, the lighthouse โ€˜Westhoofdโ€™ near Ouddorp and the beautiful beach just around the corner.

Thank you for swiping!

My gear? A Fujifilm XT-1 and a friend ;0) More photoโ€™s: @simone_wit ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท #tulip #tulips #tulp #tulpen #flower #flowers #goeree #goereeoverflakkee #island #islands #netherlands #holland #dutch #middelharnis #amsterdam #outdoor

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