When are the flower fields in the Netherlands blooming?

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Every week we get many questions about the flowering period of the flower fields in Holland. Although the bloom is of course dependent on the weather conditions

, an annual pattern can be recognized. Bloom starts around the beginning of March every year. Often these are not the flower fields but more the crocuses along the roads and in gardens. The flower fields start to color from the end of March. Below we have described the ‘normal’ flowering period for each species. From March 15, 2018 onwards, we will also mention the flowering in our Flower update. Follow us on Facebook for the latest blooming information.

When do Dutch daffodils bloom?

Narcissen bloemenvelden in Lisse Keukenhof Bollenstreek

The first flower fields that bloom are mainly the daffodil fields. The yellow color is the main color in the Bulb region at the end of March – mid-April. The Narcis is becoming increasingly popular and the yellow fields can be put on the picture.

When do the Dutch Hyacinths bloom?

Hyacint bloemenvelden Lisse Keukenhof Bollenstreek

The hyacinth fields turn to color the bulb region from the beginning of April to mid-April. Main colors are white, purple and pink in the hyacinth fields. During the flowering period of the hyacinths, the bulb region is also extra fragrant in addition to colorful. The smell of the hyacinths can then be smelled throughout the region. The Hyacinth fields are picked around mid-April. The hyacinth flowers are used in the flower mosaic events and the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek.

When do the Dutch Tulips bloom?

Tulpenvelden in bloei Keukenhof Lisse Bollenstreek

Fortunately, from mid-April to early May it is the time that the Dutch icon blossoms the tulip. The bright colors in red, orange, yellow, white and many combinations ensure beautiful photos. Dutch and foreign visitors love the blossoming tulip fields. From the beginning of May, however, the bulb growers will begin to head the tulip fields. Here they get the flower of the stem so that the energy of the flower goes back into the bulb. These bulbs can then be purchased from the end of September.

Where are the most beautiful flower fields to be found?

During the flowering period we keep you informed with our Facebook page. We give an update every week on Thursday where the most beautiful flower fields in the bulb-growing region can be found that week and how you can get there the easiest. We encourage everyone to come cycling and walking in the bulb region. Walking and cycling you discover the flower region at its best and you come to the most beautiful places. New in 2018 is the Flower Tour. With this 15 kilometer long walking and cycling route including audio tour you will experience spring at its best.

Own bicycle or rental bike

If you want to enjoy the flower fields, a bicycle is the best means of transport. With the bike you can easily discover the most beautiful fields over the polder roads. It is also easier to take a picture. You can of course bring your own bike but at Keukenhof are also good bikes for rent for only € 10.00 per day. These rental bikes are very popular and if you want to use a rental bike at Keukenhof we recommend to book this in advance in our ticket shop.

Blooming of the flowers at Keukenhof

Keukenhof gardens has a large variety of flowers from opening to closing (in 2019 from March 21 to May 19). In the beginning of the season the flowering tulips can be admired during tulip shows in one of the pavilions. And due to good planting, the outdoor gardens are also colorful at Keukenhof from the beginning to the end. In our weekly flower update we also take the bloom at the Keukenhof flower park.

Flower Map

On the map below we keep track of where the most beautiful flower fields around Keukenhof can be found. We update the map every week.

 

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