Haarlem and the Flower Bulb Region

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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.

Flower Parade

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.

Keukenhof

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.

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Tulips and other flowers mainly bloom during spring. March through May is therefore the best time to visit the Netherlands if you want to watch them in bloom. The world's most beautiful spring park, the Keukenhof, is open during this time.

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There are various flower parades in the Netherlands. Visit the flower parade in the bulb region, Lichtenvoorde or Zundert. These take place on different dates.

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Tulips and other flowers mainly bloom during spring. March through May is therefore the best time to visit the Netherlands if you want to watch them in bloom. The world's most beautiful spring park, the Keukenhof, is open during this time.

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The Keukenhof is open from the end of March to mid-May. This is the period when the flowers are in bloom.

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Tulip fields are found in the bulb region near the Keukenhof, in the Noordoostpolder and in the province of Noord-Holland.

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Haarlem and the Flower Bulb Region