Learn more about the tulip
History of tulips in Holland
Originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (Turkey) Tulips were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century.
Tulip Season in Holland
What is the best time to visit the tulip fields in Holland?
The largest flower auction in the world.
Cycling holidays through the flower bulb fields
Cycling and sailing past flower fieldsAdd to itinerary
Cycle and sail past the flower fields with Boat Bike Tours. Discover the Keukenhof, flower bulb fields, and flower markets while spending your nights on a comfortable ship.Read more
Cycling with Kids: northern Zuid-Holland tourAdd to itinerary
6 days of enjoyment with beaches, handsome cities and fun attractions.Read more
Dutch Highlights TourAdd to itinerary
Dutch Highlights: a unique cycling tour around the most beautiful cities and nature in North Holland.Read more
Holland’s Pearls TourAdd to itinerary
Explore the best cities in the Randstad on a bicycle as part of the Holland’s Pearls cycling tour.Read more
Old Dutch Cities TourAdd to itinerary
Discover the best cities in Holland on a bicycle!Read more
3x flower parade
Floats full of narcissi, hyacinths, and tulips
Meet Bloemencorso Bollenstreek on its route from Noordwijk to Haarlem and celebrate spring in all its bright colors!
Flower Parade Lichtenvoorde
The Flower Parade Lichtenvoorde is one of the world's largest dahlia flower parades and a magnificent spectacle experience.
Flower Parade Zundert
The flower parade of Zundert surprises everyone each year with unique creations and beautiful parade floats.
3x flower markets
The best flower markets in Holland
Holland is known as the largest flower shop in the world; the Dutch take their flowers seriously, and not just the tulips.
Flower Market Amsterdam
Brighten up your day by purchasing tulips or other blooms at Amsterdam’s famous Flower Market.
Leeuwarden Flower Market
Visit the lovely flower market in Leeuwarden.
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 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.