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Dutch Traditions

The Flower Bulb Region

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Wedged between the bustling cities in the Randstad is a unique landscape: the Flower Bulb Region. It boasts big fields filled with colorful flowers.

  • Discover the unique fields with colorful flowers.
  • See thousands of tulips at Keukenhof in the spring.
  • Walk through the dunes along the coast.

The Flower Bulb Region is where you should go if you want to see the world renowned Dutch flowers with your own eyes. This is the area where tulip farmers grow their flowers, yielding beautiful vistas every spring and summer. When the tulips bloom, you can enjoy big colorful fields. Explore the region by bicycle or stroll through the Keukenhof.

Flower parade

The annual flower parade is the biggest flower related event in the Flower Bulb Region. Dozens of motorized floats follow a route from Noordwijk to Haarlem. The floats are made up with thousands of flowers to represent the most wonderful creations. After arriving in Haarlem they can be admired on Grote Market square for one day so you can admire them at leisure.

Coastal towns

You can also go to the beach in the Flower Bulb Region. Go for a hike through the dunes or visit the beautiful coastal towns of Katwijk and Noordwijk.

Spending the night in the Flower Bulb Region

What could be nicer than going on a cycling or walking tour through the flower bulb fields and then spending the night? Check out our selection of hotels and B&Bs in the Flower Bulb Region here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dutch Traditions


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