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TULIP FIELDS, NETHERLANDS

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Tulips have long been one of the hallmarks of the Netherlands, and one of the main exports of the country. Every March, the fields just outside the Dutch capital Amsterdam turn from sandy patches into carpets of lime green sprouts. By the time the season is in full swing, the area is swathed in red, pink, purple, orange, and yellow blooms. The view really that reminds of The Wizard of Oz.