Cyclist along flower fields in Lisse
© Peter Hilz via Hollandse Hoogte / ANP

The town of Lisse can be found between Haarlem and The Hague at just a stone’s throw from the coast. Lisse is one of the Dutch towns that grew on top of an old beach dike and has a long history. In the past, Lisse was a small place that survived on agriculture. Its favorable location and fertile soil on the coast meant that, with the advent of flower bulbs, the town attracted prosperity and trade in the Golden Age. Today, Lisse is famous for its beautiful flower fields and flower bulbs that are exported around the world.

  • Discover Lisse, the heart of the flower-bulb region.
  • Visit Keukenhof and the annual flower parade in spring.
  • Combine a day at the beach with a visit to one of the beautiful flower fields.

Flower-bulb region

Lisse is located at the heart of the flower-bulb region and thrives amid a sea of flowers in spring. The colorful flower fields and Keukenhof, the world’s biggest flower park, are an important attraction that draw thousands of tourists every year. Every spring, thousands of stunning flowers and tulips bloom at the same time for two months. The flower-bulb region’s flower parade also passes through Lisse every year. The parade starts in Noordwijk and ends in Haarlem.

Visit Lisse

Lisse is easily accessible, just 30 minutes from Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport. Lisse is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and is a perfect spot for a walk or cycling route from Haarlem. You can also visit nearby Keukenhof Castle, a beautiful manor built in the Golden Age. Lisse is located near the Dutch coast, very close to the popular seaside towns of Noordwijk, Zandvoort and Bloemendaal.

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