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Visiting The Tulip Fields In Holland: Most Beautiful Tulip Spots 2024

    Visiting the tulip fields in holland is one of the most beautiful best things to do in the Netherlands. This is when most of the country will be transformed into a gorgeous sea of colour with all of the incredible tulip fields.

    Many people when wanting to visit Tulip season will only ever stay around Amsterdam or Keukenhof but if you really want to explore the best parts of the Netherlands during this season then there are so many more incredible places to check out. Below I have outlined some of the most popular and lesser known places that you should add to your tulip experience bucket list!!

    When is the best month to see tulips…

    When over in the Netherlands you can usually find tulips in the stores all year round but for most people they want to get out and see the tulips fields in Holland and of course who wouldn’t!!

    From mid-march to early May is when the tulips will begin blooming but one of the best times to see them in colour is mid-April. This is truly when all of the tulips have bloomed and their colour is absolutely vibrant. Unfortunately towards the end of April farmers will begin to cut the tulip’s heads off so you will need to get there just in time before that happens.

    Where is the best place to see tulip fields in holland…

    There are so many incredible places to go and see the tulip fields in holland including Keukenhof. This is one of the largest flower gardens in the world with over 7 million bulbs planted annually. If you are looking for somewhere that is a little less known then of course you can explore Flevoland which is located towards the middle of the Netherlands and is home to one of the best spots in the Netherlands to see tulips fields. Here you can take the Flevo land cycle, walk or car tour so you can explore this colourful region.

    hOW TO GET TO THE TULIP FIELDS iN hOLLAND…

    Many of the Tulip fields and experiences are outside of Amsterdam so it’s good to always plan the best and fastest way to get there. There are many guided tours you can book if you are not interested in renting a car yourself. These guided tours are also great if you’re worried about the best places to go and see tulips. These tours range from bus tours, cycle tours, electric bike tours and even helicopter tours!

    If you’re not interested in joining any tours or renting a car then you are in luck. The Netherlands has some of the best public transportation in the world and there will always be a bus or a train to take you close to where you need to go. You can also go in classic dutch style are rent yourself a bike and explore the regions by bike.

    You can check live train times and departures here.

    best places to see the Tulips…

    keukenhof

    When visiting the tulip fields in holland you may have heard of the famous Keukenhof. This is one of the world’s largest flower gardens and one of the best places to see tulips in The Netherlands. The park is only open for a few weeks each year and every year almost 7 million bulbs are planted including tulips daffodils and roses. Keukenhof has a new theme every year with past years including the Romance and Flowers, Van Gough and Holland

    From the moment you step into the park, you are welcomed by thousands of colourful tulips. Brimming with tulips, daffodils, orchids and many other flowers it is truly a magical experience.

    Keukenhof is one of the most popular tourist attractions in The Netherlands during the months the gardens are open and it can be extremely busy no matter what day of the week. I would highly recommend buying tickets online in advance so you can skip the line and head in straight away.

    For more information check out the link here

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    Bloemenmarkt

    If you are traveling over for a shorter amount of time and am looking to stay in Amsterdam then you are in luck!! Like everywhere else in the country Amsterdam celebrates tulip season and right in the heart of Amsterdam city, you will find the Bloemenmarkt. This is the world’s only floating flower market and another great place to go and see some tulips. Though these tulips are already picked they have an amazing range of very rare flowers that you can take home for yourself. Just be careful buying bulbs here as some shops won’t sell the bulbs that are advertised or bulbs that won’t even grow so make sure you buy bulbs that are big and firm.

    As well as tulips you will find an incredible range of flowers here from roses, lavender and sunflowers. This is also a great spot to grab some more touristy stuff at a great price!

    Tulip Experience Amsterdam

    Tulip Experience Amsterdam is more than just a tulip garden, it was set up as a fun and interactive way of telling the story of tulips and its cultivation of the tulip bulb. Here you will be taken through the full tulip journey from the tulip bulb, planting to shipping worldwide! After the tulip experience you can check out their impressive tulip garden outside where there are over 1 million tulips and 700 varieties of tulips. You can enjoy the garden and take as many photos as you like before heading into their indoor tulip garden where you can pick your very own tulips to take home with you.

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    Tulip Museum

    Why not go and completely immerse yourself in Tulips with the Tulip Museum? The Tulip Museum is located right across from the Anne Frank House and here you will learn that there is more than meets the eye when it comes to tulips. You will be completely immersed in Tulip history with six rooms detailing the origin of tulips and how they came over to The Netherlands in the 16th century. The gift shop also offers all things tulips so you can take some home and grow your garden.

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    Annemieke’s Picking Garden

    Get hands-on and pick your own tulip bouquet and Annemieke’s Picking Garden. The garden has more than 300 varieties of flowers which are open to the public. You will be allowed to wander through their gorgeous flower fields and pick your own flowers to take home with you.

    Tulip Barn

    If you are looking for the perfect Instagramable spot to take all of your tulip photos then look no further, The Tulip Barn in Hillegom is just that. This unique selfie garden has more than 700,000 tulips, creating a sea of colour on half an acre of land. There are objects, like cars, swings and a piano placed around the garden for you to take endless amounts of pictures. The Tulip Barn opens from the 29th of March to the 12th of May.

    The Best Tulip Fields In Holland…

    Flevoland

    As mentioned above Flevoland is one of the best places in Holland to see fields and fields of tulips. This new found land was built on very fertile land which is why it is one of the best places for farmers to grow tulips and other crops. If you are looking to skip the busy crowds in Keukenhof then this is the place to do it!

    From the 19th of April to the 7th of May you will be able to explore the Flevoland tulip route by bike or car. This 19km cycling route will take you to 4 different tulip fields and beautiful flower fields. You can download the route here.

    De Tulperij in Voorhout

    De Tulperij in Voorhout is a little hidden gem just outside the town of Lisse. Under an hour drive from Amsterdam you will find this little family run flower farm. With Tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, you will find some beautiful flowers in their showroom and surrounding fields.

    In April you can even pick your very own bunch of tulips in their fields to take home with you!!

    Tulip themed events in the Netherlands…

    Dutch Flower Parade

    This famous Dutch flower parade happens every year during the tulip season and more than one million people from around the world comes to see this parade every year for its beautiful colourful floats. The parade travels over 42km from Noordwijk to the city of Haarlem. Hyacinthsdaffodils and tulips are all used to decorate over 40 floats!!

    This year the parade will take place on the 20th of April.

    Amsterdam Tulip Festival

    Amsterdam is one of the best places to spot tulips for free!! In the month of April Amsterdam will be transformed with beautiful blooming tulips all over the city. From floating tulip displays and mini tulip expos in Amsterdam museum there is so much to enjoy.

    I hope you all enjoy your tulip adventures and that this tulip guide has helped you find some of the best spots! Again when visiting the tulip fields in holland please be careful around public Tulip Fields as farmers can get very upset if they find you picking or entering any of their fields without their permission.

    Hayley x

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