What is it?
A huge display of tulips and hyacinths celebrating everything Dutch.
Until 20th May 2019
The Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Usual admission prices apply. Free to members. $28 standard price for two conservatories and Singapore Residents receive a discount.
The Dutch Country House is covered with a thatched roof and has a fireplace. Delftware (Dutch Tin glazed earthenware) is displayed.
The Netherlands is famous for its windmills which have played a crucial role in the development of the country. The sails / vanes convert wind into energy and were originally used to drain wetlands. They were then used to saw timber to enable the construction of massive fleets of ships helping the Dutch achieve a dominant position in world trade.
Wooden clogs (klompen) gained popularity in the 16th century. They are crafted from a single piece of wood and are naturally water resistant so are still worn by farmers and gardeners in rural Netherlands.
Thatched roof houses are naturally water resistant and are an insulator too. They are still popular in the Netherlands
Bicycles are part of everyday life in the Netherlands and is known as the cycling capital of the world. The flat terrain helps! The number of bikes exceeds the population.
The Netherlands is crossed by navigable canals and some towns don’t have streets just canals. They were built in the 17th century to transport goods for farmers and are now used for travel, irrigation and water removal.