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Dutch Traditions


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Westland is located between The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam. It is Holland’s greenhouse horticulture region.

  • Cycle past the many greenhouses and learn more about horticulture.
  • Admire the embellished boats at the flower boat parade.
  • Take a boat tour of the villages.

Westland revolves around horticulture. The area is suitable thanks to the relatively high winter temperatures. Demand is high due to the neighboring big cities. The growers started using greenhouses around 1880. Their efforts proved successful and the area is now covered in greenhouses. The greenhouses are artificially lit at night to extend the growing season and an orange glow is cast upon the sky.

Things to do in Westland

The villages and greenhouses are seen to their best advantage on a bicycle or walking tour. You can also take a boat tour. The villages are interconnected though a water network.

The flower boat parade is the area’s annual highlight. The many decorated boats show off flower creations from the greenhouses. The event draws thousands of visitors every night.

Spending the night in Westland

Would you like to spend the night in one of Westland’s lovely villages? Check out our selection of hotels and B&Bs here.

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Dutch Traditions


Admire the famous Dutch flowers in the fields, at the floating flower market or at the flower parades.