Free tulips given away in Amsterdam for National Tulip Day

Posted at 3:01 PM, Jan 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-18 15:01:05-05

Amsterdam's famous Dam Square was adorned with tulip blooms Saturday in celebration of National Tulip Day.

A special garden covering 27,000 square feet was created for the event, with 200,000 tulips in multiple colors on display.

Visitors were invited to pick the blooms for free.

Professional tulip growers were in attendance to help visitors make up their bouquets and give them tips on growing the flowers.

The Netherlands is the world's biggest tulip producer, and over the season Dutch producers grow between 1.7 and 2 billion tulips, which are exported to more than 100 countries worldwide.