See these Top 10 Tulip Sights when in bloom! Bulb flowers bloom only from mid-March until mid-May. Best time to see the tulips in bloom is April and first week of May.
1. Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof is the most famous and largest flower park in the world. Experience the gorgeous views and smells of 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths in bloom. Open for 8 weeks from mid-March until mid-May.
2. Hortus Bulborum
Hortus Bulborum is a Dutch foundation that conserves historic cultivars of spring flowering bulb- and tuber crops. The oldest tulip in the collection is the single early tulip ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’, dating from 1595. I total the collection has some 2500 different cultivars, of which 2000 are tulips, 115 hyacinths, circa 800 narcissus, more than 20 irises, 50 crocusses as well as some 20 different Fritillarias.
3. Fly over the tulip fields
During the spring season, the famous Dutch tulip fields will strike you with their breathtaking beauty- especially from the air! The beautiful flower colours are incredible and a must see, or should we say, a must experience.
4. Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek
Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek is known as the face of spring. A unique event with floats constructed and composed of bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. The 3rd Saturday of April the parade starts at 9:30am until 21:30pm over a distance of 40 kilometers.
5. Bicycle through the tulip fields
Explore the beautiful, colourful surrounding area by bicycle! The many bicycle lanes and the flat country side are ideal to explore the tulip flower fields by bicycle. Stop easily to enjoy the views and take photos without having to worry about too many traffic and parking restrictions.
6. National Tulip Day
Witness the official start of tulip season on National Tulip Day, January 21st – 2017. The season begins officially on Dam Square in Amsterdam. The event is organised by Dutch tulip growers who build a special tulip picking garden on Dam Square. Anyone can come to pick free tulips here.
7. The Tulip Festival
During the Tulip Festival, in 2017 from the 21th of April until the 7th of May, you can enjoy the many multi-acre fields of tulips that bloom every spring in the Noordoostpolder. The tulip fields are vast and the tulips come in many different colors and varieties. During the Tulip Festival you can tour the tulip field area by car, bicycle or foot.
8. Amsterdam Tulip Museum
The Amsterdam Tulip Museum shows you through pictures, videos and made-up scenes the special and suspenseful history of the tulip. Take a walk through time and follow the tulip on her adventurous voyage. Located just across from Anne Frank house in Amsterdam.
9. Visit a tulip farm
Find out how a bulb becomes a tulip. In the tulip green houses you see over 1.000.000 tulips, in different phases of growth, in many species and colours. A beautiful sight!
10. Boat through the tulip fields
Cruise on a silent boat over the canals through the Dutch country side. During the marked tulip route you will hear interesting stories, facts, anekdotes about the tulip business. A very special way to experience the tulip and the Dutch country side.
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