Tulip Festival + Tulip Route

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Holland’s longest tulip route can be found in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland. Over 100km through nearly 2500 acres of colourful fields make this one of the world’s most beautiful routes.

  • Discover the Tulip Festival in Flevoland.
  • Explore 100km of roads with signage and nearly 2500 acres of flowering tulip fields.
  • National Geographic (2009) has elected this one of the world’s most beautiful road trips.
  • Enjoy many activities along the longest and most colourful tulip route in Holland.

Discover the longest tulip route in Holland

Windmills, wooden shoes and colourful fields filled with tulips. That is how Holland looks on a postcard. Spring in Holland is marked by flowers and flower bulbs. The most famous places are Keukenhof and the flower-bulb region but Flevoland is not as well-known even though it boasts Holland’s longest and most colourful tulip route in the Noordoostpolder!

One of the world’s most beautiful routes!

With nearly 5,000 acres worth of red, yellow and purple flower-bulb fields, Flevoland is Holland’s biggest flower-growing regions! The fields can be found in East and South Flevoland and, most importantly, the Noordoostpolder. Every year in spring, there is a spectacular ‘Flower-bulb route’ encompassing over 100km through nearly 2500 acres of flowering fields. The route has become the longest and most colourful route in Holland and even, according to National Geographic, one of the world’s ultimate road trips!

Noordoostpolder products

The Tulip Route is marked by signs so it makes for an easy drive. You will pass through many wonderful tulip fields and have the opportunity to enjoy countless activities. Pick your own tulips at the Tulip Picking Garden, for instance, and stop to discover products made in the Noordoostpolder at several farms. You can also admire several gorgeous farm gardens lush with spring bulbs, unique plants and lovely arbours.

VVV tourist office maps

The Tulip Route is available annually from mid-April through May. Inquire at your local VVV tourist office for dates and a comprehensive route description.

Cycle the garden route

Another wonderful idea is to explore the Noordoostpolder on a bicycle. We recommend the ‘garden route’, which is about 19km long. An excellent way to discover beautiful plants and flowering tulips. The following gardens are part of the route:

- De Stekkentuin. Noordermiddenweg 13, 8311 PZ, Espel
- De Tuinen van Lipke Schat. Polenweg 9, 8314 PL, Bant
- De Goldhoorn Gardens. Klutenweg 13, 8314 PB , Bant

Accommodation in Flevoland

We have a lot of gorgeous hotels and bed and breakfasts in Flevoland. You can check them out via the button down below.

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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