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The flower fields in Holland have been an icon of the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region) for over 400 years. The excavated dunes and the healthy sea air have exactly the right ingredients to allow flower bulbs to grow optimally and to create the most colourful landscape in the world every spring. The flower season in 2023 starts on Thursday 23 March and lasts until Sunday 14 May.

Every spring, many visitors from all over the world come to enjoy the colourful palette of the flowering tulip fields. Popular are the world-famous Keukenhof flower park and the annual Flower Parade Holland, but there are also many nice small-scale flower attractions and events to visit.

Where do the flower fields bloom in the Netherlands?

Tulip fields in Holland

The blooming flower fields create a unique and colourful play of lines in the Dutch landscape every spring. The most beautiful flower fields bloom in the Bulb Region between Amsterdam and The Hague. In addition to the popular tulip fields, crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths also bloom in the flower fields. The flower fields are mainly located between the dunes and the charming flower villages of Lisse, Hillegom, Noordwijkerhout and Voorhout.

When do the flower fields bloom in the Netherlands?

Flower fields in bloom in the Bollenstreek (Flower bulb Region)

Most flower fields bloom between the end of March and the beginning of May. First to bloom are the crocuses and daffodils, followed by the hyacinths and early tulips. Of course, the flowering also depends on the weather conditions in February, March and April.

Flower Map

Would you like to keep up to date with the flowering of the flower fields? Then check the Flower Map regularly. From the beginning of March, a weekly update on the status of the flower fields will be given here. We will also keep you informed via our Facebook and Instagram. So follow us on these social media.

Routes along the flower fields

You will encounter the most beautiful flower fields during a walking or cycling route through the Bollenstreek.The small-scale character of the flower fields in the Bollenstreek have an added attraction.The small-scale character of the flower fields in the Bollenstreek have an added attraction. The views are often enriched by nature and historic buildings. To discover the versatility, a range of very different cycle routes and walking routes have been developed.

Cycle routes

Walking routes

Tours along the tulip fields

Besides the cycling and walking routes, there are also great tours offered in the vicinity of Keukenhof. Below we have collected the most popular tulip tours:

Tips for your visit to the flower fields

Are you visiting the Dutch flower fields? Then we have some great tips to make your visit even more rewarding. In and around the bulb fields there are unique events and attractions that are often only open during the flowering period of the fields. Here are our tips:

Keukenhof flower park

Keukenhof bloemenpark

The most popular flower attraction is Keukenhof in Lisse. In 2023, this world-famous flower park will open its doors for visitors from all over the world for the 74st time. A visit to Keukenhof is also highly recommended for both young and old. The flower park is designed in such a way that the park looks different every week. In 2023, Keukenhof will be open for only 53 days and the number of visitors per day will be limited. Tickets must be bought online in advance.

Read more: Everything you need to know about visiting Keukenhof Flower Park »

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Photocredit: Keukenhof / Laurens Lindhout

In the spring, the Bollenstreek is all about flowers and many flower events are organized. The best known event is the annual Bloemencorso Bollenstreek (flower parade). The parade will be held in 2023 on Saturday 22 April.

Events in spring

There are also many other fun flower events. Below you will find the best events in spring 2023:

  • Tulip picking garden for children in the centre of Lisse flower village
  • Hollen door de Bollen – running or walking for charity
  • Helicopter flight above the tulip fields – 7 flight days in April 2023
  • The Corsoweek with lots of events around the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek flower show
  • Children’s parade in Lisse
  • Flower Mosaic Weekend in Lisse and De Zilk

Bekijk de leukste evenementen in de Bollenstreek Uitagenda »

Staying overnight near the Tulip fields

Wil je ontspannen kunnen genieten van  de bloemen in de Bollenstreek? Denk dan eens aan het boeken van een hotel of bed & breakfast. Er is een zeer ruime keuze van luxe hotels tot een gezellige bed & breakfasts. Voor gezinnen zijn er leuke vakantieparken en campings. En wat dacht je van een overnachting op het strand? Elk strandseizoen staan er meer dan 80 strandhuisjes op het strand waar je heerlijk in slaap kan vallen met de in zee ondergaande zon. Kortom voor elke doelgroep is er wel een passende overnachting te vinden in de Bollenstreek.

Lees meer: Plan je bezoek aan het Bloemencorso Bollenstreek »

Tips voor een bezoek aan de bloemen van Nederland

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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