Hi, My name is Saskia and I am passionate about flowers! Freshly picked in the fields, the market or from the flower shop. I also love flowers in art, like the still life paintings from the 17th century, the Golden Age.
With my family I live in the coastal town Noordwijk, just 20 minutes from Amsterdam in Holland, right in the middle of the bulb fields and near the famous Keukenhof. The picture above has been taken in a tulip field near my house. Every springtime I only have to walk a few minutes to see and enjoy the fabulous colours of tulips, daffodils and hyacints.
My background is PR, Marketing and Communications in the cultural sector and I feel very privileged that I could always combine my passion for flowers and art with my work. I have been working at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam for more than 10 years and for the last 5 years at the Hortus botanicus Leiden (the oldest botanic garden of Western Europe). Not only did I learn so much about flowers and art, but my jobs also enabled me to meet and connect people, travel the world and share stories about flowers, gardening and floral art. Thus leading to an international network of people with that same passion.
My blog Saskia’s Flowers is an exciting next step for me in connecting all flower enthousiasts. Although there will be lots of posts of interesting places from around the world, a big part of them shall contain information regarding flowers, art and green events in the Netherlands. Saskia’s Flowers is the green feel good place to escape to and to be inspired by with a Dutch flavor.