The well-known Keukenhof — a spot to see enchanting tulip fields with spectacular colors — is compelled to maintain its doorways closed for the second 12 months in a row.
The park was ready to open its doorways to the general public on April 1. Nevertheless, with the present coronavirus rules, that is not attainable.
With the flowers already in full bloom, this can be a large disappointment not just for guests but in addition for all the workers and companions who’ve been engaged on the preparations for this 12 months’s opening.
Big losses for Keukenhof
Seven million tulip bulbs have been planted final autumn within the hopes that guests would get to get pleasure from them within the spring of 2021. Despite the fact that the long-term viability of the park received’t be impacted, the truth that Keukenhof can’t open its doorways to guests could have main monetary penalties.
The park is normally open for about eight weeks, and desires between 750,000 to 800,000 guests to interrupt even. This 12 months’s closure will lead to a lack of 22 million euros for the area, based on NU.nl.
“It’s incomprehensible which you can stroll in each park within the Netherlands, however not in Keukenhof,” stated director of Keukenhof, Bart Siemerink.
Digital doorways stay open
Whereas the “bodily” doorways of Keukenhof have to stay shut this 12 months, you’ll be able to nonetheless get pleasure from a 360 diploma digital tour of the park. Due to the filmmaker Wiebe de Jager, you can too indulge within the spectacular colors of Keukenhof at dawn, whereas having fun with music by the violinist Rosanne Philippens.
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