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Planning on saying it with flowers? Send yours via the internet!

In the Netherlands, sending flowers for each and every occasion, is far more commonplace than in many other countries. Regardless of whether you’re celebrating your birthday, are starting a new job, moving house, or simply having visitors over for coffee and a chat, the chances are that you’ll receive a fresh bunch of flowers for your trouble. And, even if you no longer live in the Netherlands, you can still send a beautiful floral gift to that someone special or treat yourself to a bunch of typical Dutch flowers, by ordering them online!

Sending  flowers abroad

Dutch flowersThe idea of sending flowers to those in another town or city was first conceived when Fleurop Interflora Netherlands (a company that now specialises in sending flowers nationally and internationally) was founded back in 1921. Around 1,200 florists are now affiliated to Fleurop in the Netherlands alone, whilst a further 40,000 florists in more than more than 140 countries use the service worldwide. This means that if you want to surprise your sister in America, your aunt in Australia, or your parents in the Netherlands, you need simply place an order with Interflora, and they’ll ensure a lovely bouquet of flowers is delivered by a quality local florist on the specified date.

Flowers to suit all tastes and occasions

You can select the flowers that you wish to send from the extensive selection available on the Fleurop website. From stunning floral bouquets, gorgeous flower arrangements, house plants and funeral wreaths, to individual roses, as well as an exciting range of floral gifts and gift cards – there’s something to suit every taste and budget. And ordering flowers online is particularly ideal for last minute surprises, because if you place your order before 12:00, your bouquet will arrive on the very same day (except on Sundays or public holidays).

Those looking for an authentic Dutch gift in place of traditional flowers, can alternatively send a gift hamper crammed with typical Dutch food products, such as hagelslag (chocolate sprinkles), ontbijtkoek (breakfast cake), rookworst (smoked sausage) and drop (Dutch liquorice), by placing an order at online Dutch supermarket, Holland at Home. And, for a symbolic floral touch, why not include a typical Dutch tulip greetings card for good measure?

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then why not visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants abroad?

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