Holland produces a staggering 70% of the world’s commercial flower output. For a colorful glimpse into the Dutch flower power, you need to go no further than the so-called ‘flower strip’ (known in Dutch as the Bollenstreek).
The Bollenstreek is located just a 40 minutes drive from the centre of Amsterdam. With Holland’s famous bulb fields in full bloom, you’ll be surrounded on all sides by a rainbow of flowers. The famous Keukenhof Garden is also located in the Bollenstreek.
Bollenstreek Beach & Dunes
When the flowers are not in bloom there is still a lot to see and do in the Bollenstreek. There is a more than 11 miles long beach with a lot of nice restaurants where you can enjoy a unique sunset in the sea with your feet in the sand.
The dunes near the beach are part of the National Park Hollandse Duinen. You can walk through the dunes and relax from the busy city centre of Amsterdam. The Dutch dunes provide the drinking water in the cities Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague and Delft.
Visit real Dutch villages
Are you curious on how dutch people really live? Visit one of the great villages in The Bollenstreek. You can visit Lisse, Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, Hillegom, Katwijk, Voorhout, Sassenheim and Warmond. We will highlight the villages in separate postings.
The Dutch Lake area
Holland is know for it’s water and at the eastside of the Bollenstreek you will find the largest lake area in The Netherlands. The dutch lake area is perfect for a nice day on the water. You can rent a boot or book a roundtrip on a boat.
Great location for discovering Holland
More and more people discover The Bollenstreek as an ideal location for discovering Holland. You can travel in les than 40 minutes to the city centres of Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague or Leiden. The famous city Delft is just a 45 minutes drive.
There are a lot of hotels and bed & breakfast locations for you to choose from and there prices are lower than the hotels in the city centre of Amsterdam.
- More about the Dutch tulips
- More about the Dutch flower fields near Amsterdam
- Visit the unique Dutch Flower Parade
- Check our flower event listing
- The best tours & tickets for Amsterdam and the flower region
- Learn more about Amsterdam
- Learn more about the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower bulb region)