Special orange tulip similar to the TeamNL logo
On the initiative of Dutch Flower Group, on 4 August, prior to the 2016 Olympic Games, at the Holland Heineken House in Rio, a special orange tulip was launched: TeamNL.
Wim Balder, as inventor of the tulip, and Maurits Hendriks, ‘chef de mission’ of TeamNL/NOC*NSF, baptised the tulip together with Pascal Gilet, managing director of Heineken.
This special orange tulip is the result of close cooperation in the floral chain. Wim Balder, Jan-Karel Apeldoorn, L&M, Holex and Dutch Flower Group have taken every effort to get this tulip available outside the tulip season and especially in time for these Olympic Games.
This new tulip, which has a striking resemblance to the new TeamNL logo, will be connected to TeamNL and NOC*NSF in the future.
For the decoration of the Holland Heineken House, Holex and Dutch Flower Group will supply the well-known orange Prinses Irene tulips.
(from left to right) Pascal Gilet (managing director Heineken), Wim Balder (owner Cotulip) en Maurits Hendriks (chef de mission TeamNL/NOC*NSF) baptize the orange TeamNL tulip in the Holland Heineken House.