“The Tulip was an exotic flower in the golden era. The flower originates from Turkey and when it arrived in the Netherlands they were rare and extremely expensive. A tulip was the kind of flower you could actually make a statement with. You cannot imagine the kind of prices people would pay for a single tulip. The most expensive Tulip ever was named the Semper Augustus. It was worth around 10.000 guilders. For that same amount of money you could buy a canal house in the most expensive area in Amsterdam.”