Where and when will Dutch tulips bloom? Find out in our flower forecast

Follow our flower forecast 2023 and stay informed about the (expected) flowering status of flower fields in the Netherlands. We focus on the flower fields around Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam. Last autumn, millions of flower bulbs were planted in both the show gardens and the production flower fields. We will update this page weekly from March onwards. We will also share the flower forecast on our Facebook, Instagram and our free newsletter.

Current status of the flower fields and blooming at Keukenhof Gardens

For more photos of the current blooming flower fields, check out the Flower Map below.

30 March 2023 | With sunny weather forecasts combined with higher temperatures, we expect the number of colours in the flower fields to expand rapidly in the coming week. Crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and (early) tulips are currently blooming. Towards the Easter weekend, more and more tulips will come into bloom. Together with the sunny weather forecast, this is perfect for a great Easter weekend. Most of the blooming tulips can be found in Keukenhof Gardens. Note: book your tickets in time. The first Keukenhof Gardens time slots over the Easter weekend are sold out and the helicopter tour on Saturday 8 April is also sold out. 

Flower Map 2023

The map below shows what the flower fields currently look like and where they are located. From the beginning of March till the beginning of May we will update the Flower Map weekly.

Expect flowering for spring 2023

The weather and weather forecasts have been fairly average. We therefore expect the flowers to continue to bloom according to the average pattern as well. 

FlowersAverage floweringExpected flowering*
Daffodil fieldsmid-March to mid-Aprilend February to mid-April
Hyacints fieldsend March to end Aprilend March to end April
Tulips fieldsmid-April to early May2nd week of April to early May
Keukenhof
Tulip Experience
De Tulperij
23 March to 14 May23 March to 14 May
Tulip Barn1 April to 14 May1 April to 14 May

*We try to predict the flowering of the flowers as well as possible. However, the bloom continues to be influenced by nature. Due to weather conditions the flowering process can be different than what we expect.

The blooming of the flowers at Keukenhof Gardens and other tulip show gardens is different from the blooming of the production flower fields. The flowers at the flower gardens have been specifically chosen to ensure that blooming flowers can be seen from the opening (23 March) to the closure (14 May) of the park. Also, the tulips are not headed so the tulips can be admired much longer in Keukenhof than on the flower fields around the park. Keep in mind that even in show gardens, weather is an important factor and no guarantees can be made about the flowers blooming.

Weather forecast

The weather forecasts look good. Lots of sunshine is predicted which will help the flowers bloom.

Book your visit to one or more of the tulip show gardens

The flower fields are for the production of flower bulbs. It is therefore forbidden to take photos in the flower fields. However, there are several tulip attractions where it is possible to take great photos among the tulips. To visit a tulip attraction, you will need a ticket. Popular show gardens like the Keukenhof Gardens often sell out. We therefore recommend booking your visit in advance and buying your ticket on time!

Tulip attractions / show gardensPrice
Keukenhof Gardens€ 19.50Book your visit
Tulip Experience Amsterdam€ 9.50Book your visit
The Tulip Barn€ 7.50Book your visit
Tulip farm De Tulperij (guided tour)€ 6.95Book your visit

Blooming updates for tulip season 2023

Below you can see the various bloom reports we made in 2023.

23 March 2023

23 March 2023 | After a week of much rain and little sunshine in Holland, we are now ready for spring. The higher temperatures have been good for the flowers to bloom. Currently, crocuses and daffodils are mostly blooming. Hyacinths and early tulips are also showing their first colour. In Keukenhof Gardens, the blooms are ahead of those in the flower fields. This is because the flowers in the flower park are better sheltered by the trees and because early flower varieties are deliberately planted in the flower park. From today, 23 March, most tulip activities are open. Are you already coming to the flowers this weekend? Then be sure to visit the stunning flower shows in the greenhouses at Keukenhof and read our tips for visiting the flowers on a rainy day

16 March 2023

16 March 2023 | Last week was cold and there was a lot of rain in the Netherlands. This delayed the flowering of the flower fields a bit. The main color in the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region) is currently yellow because of the first daffodil fields, the first hyacinths are about to bloom. In a week’s time, most flower activities will start. Higher temperatures are predicted this week and we really need them for the flowers to continue blooming.

9 March 2023

Holland flower fields in March
Holland flower fields in March

9 March 2023 | It has been cold and wet in the Netherlands over the past week. There was a regular layer of white over the flower fields. Yet the flower fields are still growing. We see more and more green in the flower fields and we have even seen the first early hyacinths coming into bloom. In the coming week, temperatures will rise and the sun will also show itself more. This would be very positive for the flowers to bloom from the beginning of the season.

2 March 2023

  • Holland flower fields February 2023
  • Holland flower fields February 2023
  • Holland flower fields February 2023
  • Holland flower fields February 2023
  • Holland flower fields February 2023

2 March 2023 | Holland’s flower fields are currently still in winter mode. However, we have already found the first blooming flowers on a small field in Lisse. A beautiful field of very early daffodils announces that spring is not long away. This variety of daffodil is an early bloomer. The other flower fields still lie quietly under a layer of straw. However, we do see the first green dots emerging on many fields. Just in time for the 2023 tulip season.

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