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The Dahlia Festival 2023 takes place from Tuesday, 12 August to Sunday, 15 October 2023. During these weeks you can once again enjoy the versatile dahlia summer flowers. There will be various show gardens where you can discover the most colourful flowers of the Netherlands. All the show gardens are linked to the Bollenstreek Flower Route. This 35-kilometre cycle route also passes the beach, the dunes and the charming flower villages of Lisse and Noordwijkerhout. Of course, there are also various sightseeing tours that you can take individually or in a group.

Dahlia Festival Activities

From 12 August 2023, it is time for the most fun summer flower activities during the Dahlia Festival. In recent years, the versatile Dahlia summer flower has grown tremendously in popularity. This is partly due to the attention the photogenic flower gets on Instagram, TikTik and other popular social media. This popularity is also reflected in the number of show gardens and Dahlia flower events in the Bollenstreek.

Cycling on the Bollenstreek Flower Route | 35 km

Enjoy the icons of the Bollenstreek on a delightful cycling tour with the Flower Route. The cycle route is 35 kilometres long and takes you along the beach, the dunes and various dahlia show gardens in the bulb region. You will also enjoy beautiful monuments and the charming villages of Noordwijkerhout and Lisse. Highlights are the dahlia garden in the Keukenhof castle gardens and a visit to the Tulperij.

Guided bike tour along the summer flowers

Of course, you can cycle the Flower Route with your own bike. Don’t feel like bringing your own bike? Then hire a bike from one of the cycle hire companies in the Bollenstreek. There is also a possibility to do a bike tour accompanied by a local guide. This bicycle tour includes a rental bike and a guided tour at Tulip Farm De Tulperij.

Guided bike tourPrice
Adults (12+)€ 45.00Book now

Children aged 1 to 5 years (9 – 22 kg) can travel in a child seat upon request. Follow the instructions after booking.

Tulip Farm The Tulperij

In spring, the Tulperij is already a beautiful place with flowering tulip fields, but this cosy bulb farm is also open during the Dahlia Festival. In summer, the large CNB Dahlia show garden provides a very colourful environment in the flower greenhouse and on the terrace you can enjoy a delicious cup of coffee or tea. You can also join one of the Dutch or English guided tours, there is a dahlia picking garden and a scavenger hunt for children. You can also come to De Tulperij to buy your tulip bulbs. You can’t get them fresher than this. In short, there is lots to do at De Tulperij this summer!

The Dahlia excursion costs €6.95 p.p. Children aged 4 to 12 pay only €3.95 and this includes a treasure hunt. The tours can be booked every day at 10.30am and 2pm.

De Tulperij will be open from 12 August to 15 October 2023. Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30-17.00. De Tulperij is closed on Mondays.

Dahlia Gardens at Keukenhof Castle

The Keukenhof castle gardens are beautiful every summer and from 12 August to 15 October you can enjoy them even more. This year the dahlia show gardens are extra large so you can enjoy the beautiful summer flowers even more with Keukenhof Castle in the background. Visiting the Keukenhof show gardens is free of charge. Parking is also free!

Renault Twizy Dahlia GPS-Tour

Experience the enchanting dahlia flower fields at their best! Enjoy the colours, the scents and park the Twizy at designated stops such as one of the largest dahlia flower fields in Europe, an authentic dahlia flower farm and the dahlia show garden at Keukenhof Castle. The audio tour tells you everything you need to know about the area and shares fun dahlia facts. This GPS tour can only be booked from 12 August to 15 October 2023. Price & duration: € 85 for a 3-hour GPS audio tour for 2 people. Check availability of the Twizy Dahlia Tour directly below.

FBT dahlia show garden at The Tulip Barn

During the Dahlia Festival, two companies in Hillegom are joining forces. Indeed, the FBT dahlia show garden will be on display at The Tulip Barn in 2023. From 12 August, the dahlia flowers can be admired and from September, the catering section of The Tulip Barn will be open every weekend. Besides the dahlia show garden, The Tulip Barn also has a large field of sunflowers. The Bollenstreek flower route makes it easy to cycle to The Tulip Barn.

Electric scooter tour along the summer flowers

Elektrische scooter verhuur Noordwijk

It is impossible to imagine the landscape of the Bollenstreek without electric scooters. Not surprising because the silent electric scooter lets you enjoy the beach, the dunes and the beautiful Dahlia show gardens in a sustainable way. The electric scooter also lets you ride through the dunes, which makes an e-scooter ride extra special. You can also ride the Flower Route on the electric scooter and enjoy cruising along all the colourful dahlia show gardens.

Events during the Dahlia Festival

Dahlia Festival evenementen
Dahlia Festival 2023 Evening Events

During the period of the Dahlia Festival, there are many flower-related events in the Bollenstreek area.

In addition to these events, there are many other events during the summer, such as tourist markets and the various festival weeks with fairs in the onion-growing area. Check our agenda for the best events.

Hotel during Dahlia Festival 2023

Hotel Lowietje Lisse
Overnight stays during the Dahlia Festival 2023

During the Dahlia Festival there are so many activities in the Bollenstreek that the day is actually too short. Especially if you want to combine your visit with the beach, the dunes and a visit to one of the historic towns of the Netherlands. So come and enjoy the Bollenstreek for more than just one day. Choose a hotel near the beach or a hotel near the dahlia show gardens.

See the dahlia show gardens on Flowermap.nl

Want to know exactly where the show gardens are? From 12 August 2023 you will find them all on the flowermap.nl below.

Tips Bollenstreek

Come and enjoy between beach and city and discover Holland from the most beautiful holiday region of the Netherlands. View our tips below.

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