Best time to see the Dutch Tulip Fields


Tulips in spring

Each year millions of tulips are blooming in and around Amsterdam. The tulip season in Holland marks the opening of spring. The gorgeous colorful flowers and the rising temperatures make numerous people from all over the world happy.

Visiting Amsterdam in the spring season allows you to experience the breathtaking beauty of the world famous Dutch tulip. Roam through the city, step out to the Keukenhof Gardens or go to the market to smell these famous flowers.

Each March, the fields outside Amsterdam transform from sandy pieces into carpets of lime green sprouts as the initial signs of spring emerge. By the time the season is in complete swing, the area is wrapped in yellow, red, pink, and orange blooms. A scene that really looks "The Wizard of Oz."

Whether you prefer to visit the beautifully planted series of blooming bulbs at the famous Keukenhof Gardens or cruise through the bulb-farmers' fields nearby, it is ideal to understand what to expect before heading out on the must-do day trip of the spring season in Holland.

National Tulip Day

In the spring season, the Netherlands' popular flower fields become a strip of tulips, but the season begins much earlier than that. The Dutch tulip season in Amsterdam kicks into gear in the heart of the month January on National Tulip Day when Dutch growers present almost 200,000 tulips in a temporary garden on Dam Square. These lovely blooms are not simply for viewing, either. In fact, all visitors can pick a tulip from the garden to bring home for totally free.

Tulip Season in Holland

When you are visiting Holland, you will notice tulips in the flower shops from the months of December till around May. Actually, these tulips are not growing in flower fields but in greenhouses. You will not see any tulip flower fields in the months of December, January, and February. A blooming tulip field in the month of March is also very rare but possible. The majority of people want to see outdoor tulip fields. The most suitable month to see gorgeous tulips fields is in April. The perfect chance of having the most wonderful tulip fields is from mid-April to early May.

Where to find the Tulip fields

Maximum tulip farms in Holland are found in the Noordoostpolder in the province of Flevoland. The flower bulb fields along the coast of Leiden and The Hague up to Alkmaar in the north are also a great way to enjoy these magnificent flowers. The Keukenhof Gardens, the world's biggest flower exhibition, is famed for its many tulips and is just a fifteen-minute drive away from Leiden and thirty minutes from Amsterdam. Absolutely a must see if you love our tulips!

Growing of the Tulips

Tulips growing on the tulip fields are frequently grown for the flower bulb and not for the flower itself. Most tulip fields are therefore headed after two or three weeks of flowering so that more energy can go to the flower bulb rather than to the flower. In Keukenhof Gardens, the tulips will not be beheaded, and because of that, the tulips will bloom even longer.

Tulip Field Radar

This year you can find information about the bulbflower fields and the locations of the flowering fields in the flowerbulb region on this website. The Dutch weather will determine exactly which weeks the fields will be in full flower.

World's largest flower garden

Keukenhof Gardens is identified as the Garden of Europe, it is one of the most popular flower gardens and tulips in Europe or in fact, the world. The garden was established in the year 1949 in Lisse and is only open for a few weeks from the month March to May to display its blooms. Click here for the Keukenhof Gardens website.

Bird's eye view of the Tulip Fields

The flower fields are great from the ground, but from up in the air, you get an entirely different view of the flower region. Seeing those gorgeous fields of flowers from the sky will definitely change your world. For a moment, you will feel like you are in heaven. People who have seen these beautiful fields from above do not have the words to describe their feelings. Flying with our helicopter or airplane gives you an unique opportunity to fly above gorgeous flower fields and see the fields with a bird's eye view. Above the Bollenstreek, you also have a lovely view of the coastal strip of the Netherlands and the unique dune area. This is the ultimate lifetime sightseeing experience during Tulip Field season in the Netherlands.

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