There are large bulb fields north and south of Haarlem, which draw hundreds of thousands of tourists every spring. Just a 15 minute bicycle ride will take you from the city centre of Haarlem to the colourful bulb fields where you will find yourself surrounded by millions of tulips, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths.
- Haarlem is nestled amid long stretches of flower bulb fields.
- Visit the annual flower parade.
- Shoot some pictures amid the tulips around the Keukenhof area.
The annual Flower Parade is the biggest flower-related event in the Bulb Region or ‘Bollenstreek’. The parade of dozens of floats traces a colourful ribbon from Noordwijk to Haarlem. The floats are made up with thousands of flowers to resemble the most beautiful creations. After arriving in Haarlem they are displayed on the Grote Markt for another day so visitors can view them up close.
Flower Parade Lichtenvoorde
13 Sept. 2020Canceled Lichtenvoorde Add to itinerary
The Flower Parade Lichtenvoorde is one of the world's largest dahlia flower parades and a magnificent spectacle experience.Read more
National Tulip Day16 Jan. 2021 Amsterdam Add to itinerary
Pick your own tulips on Dam Square in Amsterdam at the official start of tulip season.Read more
Keukenhof20 Mar. 2021 through 9 May 2021 Lisse Add to itinerary
The best place to see tulips in Holland is Keukenhof. Keukenhof is a park with 7 million flower bulbs surrounded by tulip fields.Read more
The Open Garden Days of Amsterdam18 June 2021 through 20 June 2021 Amsterdam Add to itinerary
The most beautiful gardens of Amsterdam lie hidden behind the canal houses all year long, except during the time of the Open Garden Days.Read more
Westland Boat Parade1 July 2021 through 4 July 2021 Naaldwijk Add to itinerary
Visit the Westland Boat Parade and visit the cities that the parade passes through.Read more
The Keukenhof in Lisse is the world’s most famous flower bulb park. The flower-filled park is less than a 30 minute drive away from Haarlem. If you are up for a sportive challenge, rent a bike to ride the twenty kilometres to Keukenhof park through the loveliest flowering fields. Expect to spend at least an hour on your bike, although it is likely to take you longer because you will want to stop to take some photographs.