Flower forecast Amsterdam

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

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Welcome to the Tulip Festival Amsterdam’s flower forecast for 2024. Only a few weeks to go until the start of Tulip Festival 2024 and the many millions of tulip bulbs are ready to celebrate spring! In 2024, the Keukenhof Gardens will celebrate its 75th anniversary and it promises to be a grand celebration. We will post a Flower Forecast here every week with up-to-date photos of the flowering of the tulip fields and other spring flowers. We will also share the Flower Forecast on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

13 May | Thank you for a great Tulip Festival 2024

Tulip Festival
Tulip Festival

The Tulip Festival 2024 was great again. Lots of people again got the opportunity to come and enjoy tulips in the Netherlands. All show gardens and flower fields have now closed. We would like to thank everyone for coming and hope to welcome you again next year. The Tulip Festival 2025 will take place from Thursday 20 March to Sunday 11 May. The 2025 flower parade will ride on Saturday 12 April.

Expect flowering for spring 2025

It is currently too early to make a good estimate for tulip flowering in spring 2025. Therefore, we have listed the average flowering below. Keep an eye on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok for more updates throughout the year.

FlowersAverage floweringExpected flowering 2025*
Daffodil fieldsmid-March to mid-Aprilmid-March to mid-April
Hyacints fieldsend March to end Aprilend March to end April
Tulips fieldsmid-April to early Maymid-April to early May
Keukenhof
Tulip Experience
De Tulperij
20 March to 11 May20 March to 11 May
Tulip Barn1 April – 30 April1 April – 30 April

*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 (20 March) to the closure (11 May) of the park. Also, the tulips are not headed so the tulips can be admired much longer in Keukenhof than on the production 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.

Check out the flowering on the Flower Map

The flower map below shows what the flower fields currently look like and where they are located. We will update the Flower Map every week with current photos of the blooms in the flower fields.

Weather forecast

Below is the current weather in Holland. During the Tulip Festival, we will also provide tips on activities to suit the weather conditions.

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€ 20.00Book your visit
Tulip Experience Amsterdam€ 11.00Book your visit
Tulip farm De Tulperij (guided tour)€ 7.95Book your visit
The Tulip Barn€ 8.50Closed

Sightseeing tours along the tulip fields

There are great sightseeing tours to book during the Tulip Festival. There are tours from Amsterdam and there are local tours with fun vehicles such as a Renault Twizy, Land Rover, Helicopter or the archetypal Dutch bicycle. Take note! Booking is compulsory and there is limited capacity.

Sightseeing toursStart location from Price
Sightseeing ToursAmsterdam€ 42.50See all tours
Rental bike KeukenhofKeukenhof€ 11.00Book now
Guided bike tourNear Keukenhof€ 45.00Book now
Helicopter tourNear Keukenhof€ 159.00Book now
Renault Twizy tourNear Keukenhof€ 127.00Book now
Land Rover Tulip SafariNear Keukenhof€ 65.00Book now
Electric scooter tourNear Keukenhof€ 39.00Book now
Boat trip at KeukenhofKeukenhof€ 10.00Tickets near mill in Keukenhof

6 May | The final days of Tulip Festival 2024

The final days of Tulip Festival 2024 have arrived. The beautiful weather combined with hard rain has caused many tulips to flower out. This does not mean that there are no tulips to be seen at all in the final days of this season. However, the tulip fields meant for tulip bulb production have all disappeared. This new crop of tulip bulbs can now be pre-ordered here. This last week, most of the tulips can be admired in the following tulip gardens:

Keukenhof Gardens

Photos were taken on Monday, May 6, 2024

The famous Keukenhof Gardens is still beautiful. The gardeners are working hard to remove the spent tulips and in some places new tulips are being planted for the last week of the season. Many planters with tulips and other spring flowers have also been put up, so there is still plenty of colour to be seen in the park. Of course, the indoor flower shows also still showcase gorgeous flowers in a unique setting. Get your tickets for Keukenhof here.

Tulip Farm De Tulperij

Photos were taken on Monday, May 6, 2024

At tulip farm De Tulperij, you can still see flowering tulips in the show garden and they even have a flowering tulip field. You can only enter this tulip field during a guided tour by flower bulb grower Daan. There is a day excursion from Amsterdam every day to the combination De Tulperij and Keukenhof. Check the availability of this tour here and easily book your tour.

Tulip Experience Amsterdam

Outdoor photos were taken on Monday, May 6, 2024

The show garden at the Tulip Experience also has colour. There is also a tulip museum here where you can discover the story of the tulip and an indoor tulip picking garden. You need to buy a ticket for this show garden. There is also a day trip from Amsterdam that combines the Tulip Experience with Keukenhof. More information about this tour can be found here.

29 April | You can still enjoy millions of flowering tulips until 12 May

All photos above were taken on Monday 29 April 2024

This week we have brought forward the Flower Forecast by three days. This is because we get a lot of questions about the flowering of tulips in Holland. Currently, many millions of (late) tulips are blooming. Although the flowers in the fields meant for flower bulb production are almost all gone, the tulip attractions have planted lots of late-flowering tulips and therefore you can still enjoy the unique colourful landscape until 12 May. The updated flower map shows the tulip attractions where you can still admire flowering tulips until 12 May. There are various sightseeing tours that visit one or more tulip attractions. Take a look at the tulip attractions and sightseeing tours that visit them below.

There are several tours available from Amsterdam to visit one or more tulip attractions. See all tour options here.

Tulip attractionsTicket price
Keukenhof Gardens€ 20.00more info
Tulip Experience Amsterdam€ 11.00more info
Tour at Tulip Farm De Tulperij€ 7.95more info

Millions of tulips are currently still blooming in the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region). These flowering tulips are mainly found at the tulip attractions and show fields. At the production fields, the flowers are removed from the stem earlier to allow energy to be returned to the bulb. Most of the tulips are in bloom at Keukenhof Gardens but there are also many flowering tulips to admire at Tulip Experience Amsterdam and Tulip Farm De Tulperij

25 April | The last weeks of Tulip Festival 2024

After a great Flower Parade last weekend, we are now ready for the final weeks of the 2024 tulip season. The tulip bulb growers have now started removing the flowers in the production fields. These production fields are in fact meant for growing tulip bulbs. By removing the flower, more energy goes to the tulip bulb and it grows into the high quality tulip bulbs that the Netherlands is known for. 

Fortunately, there are still plenty of tulip attractions and show gardens where you can enjoy the unique colourful landscape until 12 May. Most of the blooming tulips can be seen at Keukenhof Gardens. But you can also admire many flowering tulips at the Tulip Experience Amsterdam and at Tulip Farm De Tulperij

Higher temperatures are expected from this coming weekend. Combined with the sun, it will therefore be great spring weather to enjoy the flowers at Keukenhof or any of the other tulip attractions. This nice weather will ensure that the late tulips that were not yet in bloom will also start to bloom. 

18 April | Full bloom and Flower Parade weekend

The tulips on the flower fields and at the tulip attractions are currently in full bloom. Unfortunately, the weather in recent days has not always been sunny and we have had a lot of wind and rain. Fortunately, most tulip fields have come through this weather well and are still blooming brilliantly. Perfect for the upcoming Dutch Flower Parade in which we expect many visitors. Temperatures are a bit lower than average though so if you come to the tulips this week, dress warmly. Keukenhof Gardens is sold out for 20 and 21 April. Please check out our tips for visiting the tulips when your day / time slot is sold out.

In the coming days, more sunshine is forecast but with low temperatures. The wind will ease slightly but will still be present. The advantage of the slightly colder temperatures is that the tulips will grow more slowly, so we can enjoy them a little longer. We expect the full bloom on the production flower fields to last up to 7 days. After that, there will be fewer production fields as the tulip flowers are removed from the stem by the flower bulb growers. This returns the energy to the tulip bulb and the tulip bulbs grow into the best quality tulip bulbs that the Netherlands is known for. At the tulip attractions, you can still enjoy the tulips in bloom until 12 May. Do book your ticket for these tulip attractions in advance: Keukenhof Gardens, Tulip Experience, Tulip Farm De Tulperij, Tulip Barn.

11 April | A colour explosion in Holland

The flower fields in the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region) and at the tulip attractions are experiencing a true explosion of colour. After the daffodils and hyacinths, it is now the tulips’ turn. Only the late tulips are not yet in bloom. The tulip attractions (where the tulips are not cut) are open until 12 May. Also come and enjoy the tulips with a cycle tour or sightseeing tour. Want to visit Keukenhof Gardens? Then book your ticket with time slot in advance.  

Beautiful weather is forecast for the next few days with regular sunshine and temperatures will be slightly lower. This lower temperature will make the tulips bloom longer. For this season, this is convenient because the tulips bloomed 1 to 1.5 weeks earlier. For the next 20 days, the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region) is at its best. 

4 April | It’s time for tulip month April!

Spring in Holland has really started now. More and more tulips in the flower fields are starting to bloom, adding their colour to the tulip month of April. The tulips at the flower attractions Keukenhof Gardens, the Tulip Experience Amsterdam, Tulip farm the Tulperij and the Tulip Barn are also blooming brilliantly. With good weather predicted for the coming week, the next week is perfect for sightseeing the flowers in the Netherlands

It has been mostly cloudy in the Netherlands over the past week with frequent rain. Flowers are still about 1 week ahead of the average bloom. From next Saturday, higher temperatures and more sunshine are predicted. We therefore expect a colour explosion next week in the tulip fields and at the tulip attractions

28 March | Getting ready for a colorful Easter

The flower fields in the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region) show a beautiful palette of colours. Daffodil fields, Hyacinth fields and early tulips are in bloom. The flower attractions such as Keukenhof Gardens, Tulip Experience Amsterdam, TulipFarm De Tulperij and The Tulip Barn already have a wide range of blooming flowers including more and more tulips. Perfect for a colourful Easter!

The past few days have been a bit colder and less sunny. As a result, flowering has slowed down slightly. Flowering is about 1 week ahead of average flowering. Weather forecasts indicate that we will get around average temperatures in the coming week. This would be positive for tulip flowering during this tulip season.

21 March | Tulip Festival 2024 has begun!

The start of the Tulip Festival could not have been better. From today (21 March), most tulip attractions are open and many spring flowers are already blooming. The crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and early tulips are already giving a brilliant palette of colours right at the start of the season. Even the production flower fields are already very colourful. Of course, many tulips have yet to start flowering but we are very happy with this colourful start. This also means that the Easter weekend (which this year is already at the end of March) will be full of colour. 

The flower attraction Keukenhof Gardens currently has the most blooming flowers and tulips. Besides the outdoor gardens, there are also several indoor flower shows there, including a tulip show with more than 500 flowering tulip varieties.

Flowering is about 1 to 1.5 weeks ahead of average flowering. More and more tulip fields with early tulip varieties start flowering. Weather forecasts indicate that the weather will become slightly cooler. As a result, we expect most tulips in the production fields to start flowering in early April and late tulips even a little later. So the early start of flowering does not necessarily mean that the flowers will finish flowering earlier.  The condition is that the weather in April and early May will not get much warmer than average.

14 March | Only 1 week left until the start of the Tulip Festival

With daffodils and hyacinths in bloom, Holland is ready for the start of the Tulip Festival. On Thursday 21 March, the various show gardens open their gates to visitors and sightseeing tours start along the flower fields in the Bollenstreek (flower region). Because the first hyacinths are now also in bloom, we already have a rich palette of colours in the flower fields right from the start. Some first early tulips have also been spotted. 

Currently, flowers are about 1 to 1.5 weeks ahead of the average bloom. This ensures that when we start on 21 March, we can already see many spring colours in the flower fields and show gardens. In the show gardens, more and more early tulips will bloom and in the production fields, too, we can already see the first flowering tulips. During the Easter weekend, we expect many crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and early tulips to be in bloom.

7 March | More colour on the flower fields in Holland

The start of spring in Holland is early this year. This week, in addition to the first fields of daffodils, the first fields of hyacinths also show colour. This makes the landscape look increasingly colourful. The tulip fields are also looking forward to spring but they still need some time to bloom.

Due to the mild winter and early spring, we see that flowering is about 1 to 2 weeks ahead of average flowering. This ensures that a lot of colour can already be seen at the opening of the Tulip Festival on 21 March. We expect many crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and early tulips to be in bloom by then. Expectations are also positive for the Easter weekend (late March).

29 February | The tulips get an extra day to grow

Spring is starting to make its presence felt in the Netherlands. The sun is showing itself more frequently, and the daytime temperatures are increasingly spring-like, although it remains cold at night. On more and more flower fields, we are seeing the yellow color of the first daffodils. The hyacinth fields are still green, but even there, we cautiously see the flower already starting to emerge among the greenery. The tulip fields are also eager for spring. The first tulips are already cautiously poking above the ground.

Since 2024 is a leap year, the spring flowers have an extra day to grow before the tulip season starts in three weeks. We expect that many crocuses, daffodils, and hyacinths will already be in bloom at the opening. We even think that the first early tulips will already be in bloom. The blooming is heavily dependent on the weather over the next three weeks. The forecast promises a sunny week with occasional rain and a temperature slightly above average. Perfect for the bloom of the spring flowers. Follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

Due to the higher than average temperature in February, the flowering of the flower fields is about 1 to 2 weeks ahead of the average flowering. This means we are expecting a colourful start to Tulip Festival 2024. Of course, the weather over the next 3 weeks will determine the speed of flowering. Higher than average temperatures have again been predicted for next week.

21 February  | One month to the start of Tulip Festival 2024

The mild winter in the Netherlands means that flower bulbs are already looking forward to spring. In several flower fields, we can already see the first green stems cautiously appearing. There are even some early daffodil fields and crocuses already in bloom. These daffodil fields were planted very early with a daffodil variety known for its early flowering. So this does not say much about the rest of the flower fields yet. If the mild weather continues for the next four weeks, we expect a colourful start of Tulip Festival 2024. From next week, we will start our weekly update and will also update the Flower Map weekly. We will provide an update on the blooms on 29 February. Follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

10 January 2024 | All tulip bulbs have been planted

10 January 2024 | Many millions of flower bulbs have been planted and are now hibernating. The flower bulbs in the flower fields are protected from possible frosts by a layer of straw. The past three months have seen a lot of rain in the Netherlands but we do not expect this to cause many problems for the flowers in spring. Many flower fields around Keukenhof have a sandy soil, making it easier for the water to drain away. We will give an update on flowering at the end of January. Follow us on our Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

5 October 2023 | Start of planting the tulip bulbs at Keukenhof Gardens

Photo by Keukenhof Gardens

5 October 2023 | An important day. This is because from that day, planting of the millions of bulbs for the 2024 tulip season began. Until the end of the year, dozens of gardeners in Keukenhof Gardens and tulip growers are busy planting tulip bulbs and other spring flowers for a colourful spring. We can’t wait to admire the colourful landscape during Tulip Festival 2024.

How was the flowering of tulips in previous years?

Although every flowering season is different, it can sometimes help to look at spring years to see when which flowers were in bloom in Holland. To do this, check out our archive of previous years’ bloom reports.

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