Dutch tulips bloom with no tourists to admire them

This year, for the second year in a row, millions of tulips in the park and nearby fields are blooming now and will likely fade in silence, as the Keukenhof remains closed to visitors amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Keukenhof is only open eight weeks a year, end of March until mid-May and the current situation in the Netherlands is that probably most the (outdoor) roller coaster parks can open (in the second) half on May. And then the tulips are gone, so it will be a disappointment for us but probably no visitor will come at all this year," said Managing Director Bart Siemerink.

Siemerink expressed dismay at the Dutch government's lockdown measures that are forcing the park to keep its doors closed, saying it had the capacity to organize the flow of visitors so it's safe for them.

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