We’ve all dreamed of getting the perfect Insta in the fields of the Netherlands’ famed tulips.
But if you’re intolerant of other people’s cultures and can’t stand the Dutch, here are a few of the more budding snapshots:
I want to go to there.
Since most of us don’t have Global Entry yet, and flying is somehow quickly becoming more of a nightmare than it was before, Pieter Koeman is working tirelessly to make sure we actually get a spring. He and his family operate one of the only pick-your-own tulip field in Texas and the world.
A native of Holland, Pieter fell victim to the spell that is Texas after visiting his brother, because of course he did.
The trip came after the death of their father, who spent 40 years operating his own successful tulip farm in the Netherlands and actually developed a process to flower the tulips earlier than the average competitor. Two years ago, he brought the same technique to Pilot Point, Texas, and Texas Tulips was born.
On the company website, Pieter describes the soil north of Dallas as “the perfect fusion of fertile soil, country charm…, and nice weather during the spring.” Pieter also loves the Texas spirit and says opening the field helped him fulfill one of his family’s greatest wishes: “To be able to meet the people who buy our tulips!”
Depending on the weather, you can pick from nearly 90 types of tulips all the way through mid-April. Facebook, as usual, has the most up-to-date info to help you plan.
Better hurry and make the trip to meet this incredible Dutch fam and hidden Texas treasure before the wholesalers get word and pick it all apart.
Happy Texas spring!