Spring is the season when the Netherlands is at its most beautiful and colorful.
Various flowers are blooming in a park, so you can see some natural flowers around your home. However, tulip viewing in the Netherlands in spring is a must-see!
Here are some of the most satisfying tulip viewing places and tours.
The most beautiful tulip garden, Keukenhof
Keukenhof Gardens, which celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2019, is a flower garden where tulips are in full bloom and many tourists visit from all over the world.
Keukenhof is a tourist spot that symbolizes in the Netherlands in spring, with more than 1 million visitors every year in just under two months.
Seven million tulips are planted in Keukenhof, a huge site of 32 ha.
It’s like a land of flowers. The garden is filled with the fragrance of flowers. You can enjoy tulips with your sight and smell.
Date: 23rd March to 14th May
Address: Stationsweg 166a, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands
* There is also a combination ticket that includes a round-trip bus ticket from Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, Leiden Central Station, and Haarlem Station.
*Check the schedule of events such as shows on the website.
Striped pattern of tulip field, Flower stripe
The Netherlands is one of the world’s leading flower producers.
There are many flower farmers in the Netherlands, and flowers bloom all at once in the fields of farmers when spring comes.
The striped pattern of flowers blooming on a vast land, called “Flower Stripe” are one of the famous spots for viewing tulips.
The best time to visit the Flower Stripe is mid-March to early April, before the tulips are shipped.
You can rent bicycles and check out the flower stripe sightseeing route at the tourist information office in Lisse, the city of tulips.
The 35km Flower Stripe from Haarlem to Leiden is popular.
A bicycle is the best way to visit Flower Stripes!
for tulip beginners, The Tulip Barn
The beautiful tulip field is a superb view that you should see when you visit Holland. But tulip fields sightseeing is not easy for tulip fields beginners. Because entering the field without permission is a crime. (Trespassing into tulip fields is fined.)
But do you know, The Tulip Barn provides a tulip field that even beginners can enjoy.
The Tulip Barn is a tourist facility called a show garden. There is a fee, but it is a tulip field that you can enjoy safely and easily even if you are visiting the tulip field for the first time.
At The Tulip Barn, 400,000 colorful tulips bloom, and you can enjoy taking pictures in the beautiful tulip field.
Tulip field tour
Around the Keukenhof gardens are many flower fields. There are various tours to visit the Tulip Stripes.
Flower Stripe is a flower farmer’s field. Also, tulips in the tulip field are for shipping, so entering the field without permission is a crime. (Trespassing into tulip fields is fined.)
When is the best time to see tulips?
Tulips bloom from mid-March to mid-May.
In the Keukenhof and the Tulip Barn, you can see always beautiful tulips. Visiting Flower Stripe, I recommend from mid-March to early April, before the tulips are shipped.
I personally think the most beautiful time is around mid-April. But May is also the best. Because the weather is nice!
*The best time to see tulips will change depending on the climate of the year.
For pictures of today’s tulips, you can see on Keukenhof’s Facebook!
March-April is still cold and rainy. Checking the weather is also important!
May will be warm and sunny!