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Royal visit between our tulips

Last week we had a royal visit in the ”Bollenstreek”. The King and Queen of the Netherlands came by and had a look behind the scenes at several companies. One of these companies was The Tulip Barn in Hillegom, the company of Romy Ruigrok, daughter of Simon and Lian Ruigrok. The young entrepreneur received the King and Queen personally in the cozy greenhouse where they had a conversation about her business. Romy: “This was so awesome!”

The Tulip Barn

The Tulip Barn was chosen for the royal visit because it offers an alternative for tourists who like to take a photo among the growers’ tulip fields. Romy: “Growers don’t like tourists to take pictures inside the bulb fields. This can cause damage to the tulip bulbs.” The Tulip Barn was founded by Romy and first launched in 2021.

Tulips from Ruigrok Flowerbulbs

Ruigrok Flowerbulbs has planted 400,000 tulips at The Tulip Barn in all kinds of beautiful mixtures that bloom all year through. With all kinds of fun objects in the garden, it is the best place to take photos that are ‘Instagram worthy’. Ruigrok Flowerbulbs also offers visitors of The Tulip Barn the opportunity to walk around their production fields behind the garden. In this field, over 7,000,000 tulips have been planted in total.

Colorful flowers in the fields

It was a stormy day, but luckily the sun was shining when the royal couple had their photo taken in the garden of The Tulip Barn. The visit lasted half an hour and was a very special experience.

Flower bulbs on offer

Are you also curious which tulips we planted at The Tulip Barn? Look at our catalog or check out the products in our webshop. The products in our webshop can only be ordered for delivery from Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island. For online ordering in the USA, you can go to


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