Coloured tulips in bloom with blue sky
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Category:Experience Dutch nature

See Holland in full bloom

Holland in spring is a colourful place to be. Tour the wonderful flower-bulb fields, which are filled with colourful flowers, visit Keukenhof or stroll around one of the flower markets. It will cheer you right up after winter!

  • More than 7 million flowers blooming at Keukenhof.
  • Don’t miss the world’s most beautiful flower parade!
  • A must see in Amsterdam: the floating flower market.
When you think about Holland, you probably envision windmills, wooden shoes and ...tulips. Huge fields, split up into strips filled with bright tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in the most wonderful colours. Come enjoy them this spring in the flower-bulb region around Leiden!

Colour your spring!

When the flower bulbs are blooming, this may well be the most colourful region in the world. It starts with crocuses, followed by tulips, daffodils and hyacinths from the end of March to the end of May. In late summer gladiolas, dahlias, carnations and asters make for a second explosion of colours in the area around Lisse, Hillegom and Sassenheim.

Holland's 2 flower seaside resorts:

Visit Keukenhof

If you are visiting the flower-bulb region in spring, we warmly recommend visiting Keukenhof. The beautiful Keukenhof estate, which dates from 1642, boasts a 32 hectare park filled to overflowing with gorgeous flower bulbs. Find yourself surrounded by over seven million flowers, explore the lovely pavilions and visit some interesting exhibitions.

Flower parade

The Dutch use their daffodils, hyacinths and tulips to create the most imaginative floats, as you will see at the annual flower parades. The most fantastic flower creations float by during the flower parades organized throughout the country from spring through fall. The parades are made up of spectacular floats decorated and covered with hundreds of different flowers. 

Flower events

Amsterdam flower market

If you really love flowers, you should definitely visit the Amsterdam flower market. It can be found on the Singel, between Koningsplein and Muntplein squares, and consists of a number of boats floating on the Singel canal. This tradition started in the time that flowers were brought into the city by boats every day.

Holland is known as the largest flower shop in the world; the Dutch take their flowers seriously, and not just the tulips.

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