The Dutch are proud of their flowers, no doubt about that. For such a small country, it is the largest exporter of flowers in the world. The Dutch’s love for flowers is not only an economic asset but is actually deep-seated in the national consiousness. Needless to say, the Dutch are crazy about flowers and gardens. Whole year round, tuincentrum, literally translated as garden centers and flowers shops are constant money earners but during spring and summer, they get crowded like the red light district in Amsterdam.