Step into the intriguing history of tulips and their journey across continents.
Tulips were first cultivated in the Ottoman Empire, symbolizing wealth and indulgence.
Diplomat Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq introduced tulips to Europe in the 16th century.
Tulips gained popularity in the Netherlands, resulting in "Tulip Mania" during the 17th century.
The flower became a status symbol, leading to skyrocketing prices and the first recorded speculative bubble.
Following the crash, tulips remained a Dutch staple, contributing to the country's horticultural reputation.
Today, the Netherlands is the world's largest commercial grower of tulips, solidifying their national symbol status.