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Why go?

The striking colors of the flowering tulip bulbs are a typical sight in Holland during the spring. The bright red, pink and yellow colors are overwhelmingly beautiful and are a must see, or should we say, a must experience!

Things to do

Eating & drinking

Often, you will find eateries near places where you can admire the flowers, sometimes right next to a flower-bulb field. There is an annual Flower Parade in the famous ‘flower-bulb’ region. A colorful line of floats decorated with flowers follows the route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. You will certainly find a good restaurant or great terrace in these cities. The longest tulip route in Holland can be found in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland. There is also an annual Tulip Festival with a range of activities. Information about restaurants in the various regions is available from the local VVV tourist office.

Where to stay

Dutch Traditions Hotels near Keukenhof

Spend the night amid the flower bulb fields at one of 125 hotels near Keukenhof.

Spend your holiday in the heart of Lisse and the flower bulb region. Explore Keukenhof or walk on the beach of Noordwijk aan zee.

Are you looking for accommodations in South Holland? View the range of hotels and holiday homes in this varied region, with the two world cities of Rotterdam and The Hague and its long coastline of beautiful beaches and dunes.

Flower Fields

When it's spring you should go to the countryside and let the striking colors of the Dutch bulb fields overwhelm you.

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Cycling holidays through the bulb fields

Bulb Field Regions

There are several places in Holland where you can admire the beautiful, colourful flower-bulb fields. The most famous 'flower-bulb region' is located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Leiden and Den Helder. Other, equally beautiful fields can be found in the provinces of Flevoland (Noordoostpolder and Oostelijk Flevoland) and North Holland, around Enkhuizen (Bovenkarspel and Andijk), and around the Breezand (Kop van Noord-Holland). Go to the local VVV tourist offices for maps with walking, cycling and car routes through the flower-bulb fields.​

Cycle along the Tulips

The millions of bicycles in Holland are another trademark. Therefore, what better way to enjoy the lovely fragrances, the local culture and being part of this colorful landscape than to cycle through it? While marveling at the unique views, the winding routes through the fields take you from the historic town of Leiden to the beautiful city of Haarlem. A visit to the world-famous Keukenhof will give you plenty opportunities to take that beautiful shot.

Keukenhof

Keukenhof is an unforgettable experience for people of all ages. The historic park with more than 2700 trees covers an area of thirty-two hectares, full of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and all the other spring bulbs. The floral displays in the park and the unique flower shows in the various pavilions are a glorious visual feast. The world famous Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse are opened from mid-March until mid-May.

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