coronavirus covid19 Amsterdam Holland

Coronavirus measures during the tulip season in 2021

From Saturday the 20th of March until Sunday the 9th of May it is time for the Tulip Festival in the Netherlands. After the dark months and the worldwide measures against the coronavirus (COVID-19) we are ready for a new start. In 2021 we will turn it into an extra beautiful tulip season. Of course with the necessary adjustments to secure a visit to the tulips in the Netherlands.

Last update: 23 February 2021 at 20:00. New update will follow on Monday 8 March 2021

Below you will find all the measures taken by the various organizations to make your visit to the tulips as safe as possible. It also helps to plan your visit to Holland in the spring as well and as safely as possible.

Corona measures in Holland

The Dutch authorities have drawn up a number of general measures to control the coronavirus. When visiting the tulips in Holland, it is important to adhere to the following basic rules:

  • Do you have any complaints? Then stay at home and get tested
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres and avoid crowded areas
  • All activities have a limited capacity so that everyone can adhere to the 1.5-distance rule.
  • Online reservation at attractions and activities is required
  • Wash your hands often or use disinfectant
  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow
  • Wear a mouth shield in all public indoor spaces and public transport

Please note: When making travel plans, take into account the national measures of the country in which you live. The situation surrounding the corona virus can change quickly.

Visit the official website of the Dutch government for an up-to-date overview of travel restrictions to the Netherlands.

Measures during Tulip Festival

In order to make a visit to the tulips in Holland as safe as possible, many attractions and activities have taken extra measures. In practice, this means that it is important to plan your trip well. The number of visitors per day is limited and reservation in advance is required.

Below we have listed the most important measures per attraction/activity.

Keukenhof Gardens

Corona measures at Keukenhof Gardens – Photo credit: Keukenhof

Spring park Keukenhof will open its doors again in 2021. From Saturday 20 March to 9 May 2021, you can enjoy more than 7 million spring flowers. Keukenhof is a very spacious flower park which you can enjoy mainly outdoors. In order to make a visit to Keukenhof in 2021 as safe as possible, Keukenhof has taken the following measures:

  • Maximum number of visitors per day
  • To avoid busy moments, Keukenhof will work with time slots
  • It is mandatory to book your day and time slot in advance. You can do this here
  • The flower park is equipped for the 1.5 meter directive
  • There is sufficient and clear information for visitors
  • There are extra hygiene measures in the park.
  • There are no guided tours in Keukenhof
Entrance ticketBook now »
Combiticket (bus+access ticket)Not bookable yet
Boat trip along the tulip fieldsNot bookable yet
Bike rentalNot bookable yet

Flower attractions

Corona measures at flower attractions

In and around Lisse there are several nice flower attractions that are definitely worth a visit. These flower attractions are on a smaller scale than Keukenhof. These attractions have also taken measures to ensure a safe visit.

  • Maximum number of visitors per day and time slot
  • It is obligatory to make a reservation in advance.
  • The attractions are equipped for the 1.5 meter directive
  • There are extra hygiene measures at the attractions.
Flower attractions
Tulip Farm De TulperijNot bookable yet
Tulip Experience AmsterdamNot bookable yet
Museum De Zwarte TulpNot bookable yet
FloriWorld in AalsmeerNot bookable yet

Cycle routes and sightseeing tours

Cycle along the flowering tulip fields
Corona measures for sightseeing tours – Photo credit: Keukenhof

In the Bollenstreek, many tulip fields and other flower fields can be admired in spring. To visit these flower fields there are several cycling routes and sightseeing tours available. Also for the bicycle routes and tours there are extra measures for a safe visit.

  • Maximum number of visitors per day and time slot
  • It is obligatory to make a reservation in advance.
  • There are extra hygiene measures at the tours.
Cycle routes and
sightseeing tours
Cycle route
Tulips experience route
Book now
Cycling package
Dutch flowers & bites
Not bookable yet
Guided bike tourBook now
Helicopter flightsBook now
Renault Twizy TourBook now

Flower parade Amsterdam (Cancelled)

Flower Parade Holland
Corona measures for the Flower Parade Holland

The Flower Parade Amsterdam was planned for Saturday 17 April 2021. Unfortunately, the Flower Parade organisation has had to decide not to hold the large flower parade in 2021. This public event attracts a million visitors each year, and the Corona measures such as 1.5 metres distance cannot be complied with. Fortunately, many other tulip activities are expected to continue.

Hotels, restaurants and shops

Hotels, restaurants and shops are important for a nice day out or a wonderful holiday. Below we have briefly described the current situation per category.

MeasuresLockdown until 15 March
HotelsOpen, but facilities such as restaurants and swimming pools are closed.
RestaurantsClosed, but open for collection and delivery
ShopsEssential shops are open. Shopping at non-essential shops only possible by appointment

Popular links

Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities: