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The most beautiful polders and lakes in Holland can be found on the east side of the Bollenstreek. This lake district also has the most windmills in the Netherlands.

 With many small-scale farms you can also enjoy many fair regional products like the world-famous Dutch cheese.

The lakes and polders start immediately after the flower fields. They are mostly drained areas which used to be a water area. The lake area is one of the largest sailing areas in the Netherlands. The villages Warmond and the island De Kaag are the direct connection to the watery area.

The polders, windmills and the lakes

The extensive lakes are ideal for a wonderful cruise. In your own boat, a rented boat or during a cruise. Local products include apples and pears at Landgoed de Olmenhorst, Strawberries and cherries at Van Reeuwijk, cheese at Boerderij Pennings and many more Dutch products.

Cycling and walking through the polders and along the lakes

An extensive walking and cycling hub network has been set up in the Bollenstreek, making it very easy to create and follow a cycle route or walking route.

Hotels in the polders and near the lakes

Would you like to be able to enjoy the Bollenstreek and the polders? Then consider booking a hotel or bed & breakfast. There is a very wide choice from luxury hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts. For families there are nice holiday parks and campsites. And what about an overnight stay on the beach? Every beach season there are more than 80 beach houses on the beach where you can fall asleep with the sun setting in the sea. In short, there is a suitable overnight location for everyone.

More reasons to come to the Bollenstreek:

The flower fields in Holland are of course magnificent, but there is much more to discover in the Bollenstreek

  • Beaches and Dunes in Holland
    • The beach and the dune areas are magical. You imagine yourself in a different world. The healthy sea air and the hilly dune landscape let you experience how beautiful and special the Netherlands is.
  • Flower Fields in Holland
    • For more than 400 years, the region is known as the best place in the world for growing flower bulbs such as tulips. The excavated old dunes turned out to have exactly the right ingredients to grow flower bulbs. This area has thus become the center of the flower bulb trade.
  • Cities in Holland
    • Around the Bollenstreek you will find the oldest cities in the Netherlands. You can visit cities such as Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden and The Hague within half an hour’s drive. But also Delft, Rotterdam and Utrecht can be visited in less than an hour.

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