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Amsterdam Tulip Season 2020

Do you want to visit the Amsterdam Tulip Season in Holland? Then this article could help you plan your perfect trip to the capital of Holland, Amsterdam and see the Dutch tulips in bloom.

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Tulips in spring 2020

Every year millions of tulips are blooming in and around Amsterdam. The tulip season in Holland marks the beginning of spring. The colorful flowers and the rising temperatures make many people from all over the world happy.


When is Tulip Season in Holland?

When you are in Holland you will see tulips in the flower shops from December till around May. This tulips are not growing on flower fields but in greenhouses. You will not see any tulip fields in December, January and February. A blooming tulip field in March is also very rare but possible. Most people want to see the outdoor tulip fields. The best month to see tulips in Holland is April. The best chance of having the most beautiful tulip fields is from mid-April to early May 2020.


Tulip fields in Holland

Tulip Season 2019
The flower farmers are looking for sick tulips in a tulip field next to Keukenhof Gardens

The famous tulip fields in Holland are blooming in spring but when you want to see the bright colors of the tulip fields you will have to plan your trip. Difficulty here is that the weather is an important factor in determining when the tulip fields bloom. Every year we publish our free Flower Forecasts. With our forecasts we keep you updated about the weather and growing of the tulips in Holland.


How long will a tulip field bloom?

Tulip Fields in spring 2019
This flower grower heads the tulips to grow the flower bulb

Tulips growing on the tulip fields are mostly grown for the flower bulb and not for the flower itself. Most tulip fields are therefore headed after 2 or 3 weeks of flowering so that more energy can go to the flower bulb instead of the flower. In Keukenhof Gardens the tulips will not be headed and because of that the tulips will bloom even longer.


Events during Tulip season in Holland

During Tulip Season you can enjoy a lot of events in and around Amsterdam. Check out our must do top 5 during Tulip Festival in Holland.



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