The Netherlands Ukrainian Tulip festival was established in 2020 to celebrate the friendship between Ukraine and the Netherlands.

Even during the war this initiative continues and in October 2022 there were 250.000 bulbs transported to Ukraine.
125.000 are planted on Maidan Square and other parcs in Kyiv and 125.000 tulips are planted near the Opera in Lviv and the Memorial Parc.

The gift is a symbol of the strong friendship between the two countries and a token of appreciation and support for the Ukrainian people. Over the past 30 years the ties between the our countries became very strong and The Netherlands is one off the biggest investors in Ukraine. Also during this terrible war we keep supporting our Ukrainian friends.

This festival is an initiative of the The Netherlands-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce
The tulips are provided by Smit Flowers and Flower planet.

The Tulip Reception

On Thursday 19 May the board hosted a special cocktail party at San Sophia. Over 100 diplomats, politicians, businessmen, investors and executives attended this high level networking event. The goal of this reception is to connect businessmen, executives and politicians to their counterparts in Ukraine.

The next Tulip Reception will be postponed. 

This is an invitation only event. Tickets are not for sale and strictly personal.
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About us

The festival is chaired by founder Emiel de Sévrèn Jacquet, chairman of the Netherlands-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in The Netherlands, based in Amsterdam.

The festival is guided by a Board of Trustees, exceptional individuals who act as guardians of its mission and values, and oversee the festivals work in promoting the relation between Ukraine and the Netherlands.

Mr. E.B. de Sévrèn Jacquet, chairman NUCC and Honorary Consul of Ukraine in the Netherlands

Board members:
H.E. V. Chentsov, Ambassador of Ukraine to the EU
Mr. F. van Gool, CEO of Otto Workforce
Mr. S. Fomenko, VP commerce Ukrainian International Airlines
Mr. Oleksiy Pavlenko, former minister of agrarian policy and food of Ukraine
Mrs. Oresta Brit, founder of the BON (CUN) Charity Foundation


The Ukrainian Dutch Tulip Festival is made possible by our partners. Please contact us at office if you would like to become a partner. Becoming a partners is an outstanding opportunity to network with new contacts and inviting good relations to a high level business event in Kyiv. Partners also get exposure on a premium location in the city and in the press.

Main sponsors

Golden partners

Silver partners


Article in the biggest Dutch newspaper ‘De Telegraaf’ with Emiel de Sévrèn Jacquet and Alexey Korol.