Tulip Festival Amsterdam

Tulip Festival is traditionally the start of spring in Holland. Millions of spring flowers, like tulips, show their brilliant colors to visitors from all over the world. Tulip Festival 2020 will be from Saturday 21 March till Sunday 10 May.


During Tulip Festival there are many flower events in Holland. Flower gardens like Keukenhof, the Dutch Flower Parade and various tours for sightseeing the amazing tulip fields. Many of the activities are close to Amsterdam and ideal to combine with a visit to one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.


Top 5 must do thing during Tulip Festival

The flower season starts at the end of March and will last until mid May. There are a lot of things to do during the Tulip Festival season. We have collected the top 5 must do things during Tulip Festival in Holland.


1. Visit the amazing Keukenhof Gardens

Keukenhof Flower Gardens near Amsterdam

Keukenhof Gardens is the most populair flower attraction in Holland during spring. The gardens are the perfect location to enjoy the flowers in Holland. By planting the flower bulbs in layers, the flowers in Keukenhof flower earlier and longer. Every year the colorful garden gets more than one million visitors in just a few weeks of opening. In 2020 the gardens are open from 21 March till 10 May.


2. Sightseeing the blooming flower fields

Tulip Fields near Amsterdam
Beautiful flower fields in Holland

The flower fields are the highlight of spring in Holland. Seeing the millions of blooming flowers that create the colorful lines is just amazing. Especially the tulip fields are very popular but also the crocus, daffodils and hyacinth fields are a must see (and smell). To see the blooming flower fields you will need to plan your trip. The blooming is very depending on the weather conditions in late winter and early spring. The best flower fields can be found in the Bollenstreek (Dutch for flower region).

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3. Visit a real tulip farm

Farmer Daan and his wife Anja on there tulip farm near Keukenhof 

If you pass the flower fields you would almost forget that this fields are owned by growers who run their business. Most flower fields are there to grow flower bulbs. So it’s not about the flowers. In early May, the flowers are often headed to ensure that the bulbs get the best quality.

During tulip season you can visit a tulip farm near Amsterdam to experience the tulip growing and admire the flower fields at the farm.


4. See the Flower Parade and other flower events

Dutch Flower Parade in Holland

Every spring there are several traditional events in Holland around the flowers. The most famous is the Flower Parade Bollenstreek. Every year the parade is the highlight of spring. In 2020 the parade will be held on Saturday 25th of April.


5. Experience the flowers all year long

The Amsterdam Tulip Museum
Amsterdam Tulip Museum in Amsterdam

Would you like to experience the flowers from Holland? Visit one of the flower museums and attractions near Amsterdam. Best of all: these locations are open all year long. So you can experience the tulips even if you are not in Amsterdam during spring.


Tulips from Holland

If you have 5 minutes time you have to watch the video below. The video tells the history of the tulip in a very nice way. Learn more about the tulipmania and how the tulip became the Dutch national symbol.

Watch the history of the Tulip in this short animation made by the Amsterdam Tulip Museum.



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