The Royal Netherlands Embassy will celebrate Dutch Tulip Days 2017 at the residence of Ambassador Henne Schuwer, April 5-7, with a series of special events highlighting the US- Dutch relationship in horticulture, trade, and international relations.
Ten thousand tulips in red, white, blue and orange arrangements, designed by Susanne Schrijvers, will decorate the Ambassador’s Embassy Row residence in Washington, D.C. The Neoclassical Revival house, built in 1929, is a perfect setting to showcase the Dutch expertise in horticulture.
Members of the media are invited to preview and tour the residence on April 4 at 2 p.m. and interview Ambassador Henne Schuwer, Dutch Counselor for Agriculture Ton Akkerman, and Caroline Feitel, Agricultural Officer of the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
The Netherlands is well known for its floral industry, and Tulip Days comes on the heels of the successful Philadelphia Flower Show, which featured “Holland: Flowering the World” as its theme. The Netherlands is No. 1 in the world for greenhouse horticulture, export of fresh vegetables, and production of seeds. Fifty percent of the world’s trade in floricultural products and 24 percent of the world’s trade in horticultural products is in Dutch hands.
At the end of the Dutch Tulip Days, the embassy will donate the flowers to local institutions.