Vibrant Tulips of Holland Shot From Above

1 Tulip Fields Normann Szkop

With the help of pilot Claython Pender, photographer Normann Szkop was given one of the most remarkable views of Holland in the Spring. A beloved symbol of the Netherlands, the tulip fields attract many visitors in their blossoming season of April and May, but tourists can still see flowers all year round. The bulb flower business is booming in the Netherlands, exporting to hundreds of countries worldwide. Szkop captured the vibrancy of this season remarkably with this aerial view of Anna Paulowna, a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland..

The Difference Between Holland and the Netherlands

CGP Grey Holland 3

Next time you’re off to Holland to pick some tulips you’re going to be far, far more informed about the place… and far more correct in identifying what it is. As this excellent and quickly paced video from the epic CPG Grey points out, there is a massive misunderstanding about the tulip growing, windmill building, hagelslag eating, container ship moving, ocean conquering nation… most importantly that it’s called the Netherlands and “Holland” is actually just its two most populous provinces.

Kinetic Art Creates Order Out of Chaos

Bringing order out of chaos, Holland-based artist, Willem van Weeghel, creates moving sculptures that morph from random linear forms into geometric order. His beautiful works are computer controlled by an integrated system moving 32 independently moving lines. This video shows a bit of the constantly changing ordered and random structures that appear and fade away, never repeating.

For more on Weeghel’s dynamic work see his website at