The world famous tulip fields in Holland are showing there spectaculair colors during Tulip Festival. Every spring people from all over the world enjoy the beautiful landscape just outside the city centre of Amsterdam. Are you ready for that unique spring feeling?
Where are the tulip fields in Amsterdam?
One of the most frequently asked questions is where the Dutch flower fields are located. In the Netherlands you can find several locations where you can see tulips in spring. The most famous area with the most beautiful flower fields is around Keukenhof Tulip Gardens at only 40 kilometers from the centre of Amsterdam. The area is called ‘Bollenstreek‘.
The Bollenstreek is located behind the North Sea dunes, between the cities of Amsterdam, Leiden, Haarlem and The Hague. There are countless flower fields full of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths. The Bollenstreek is also famous for the real dutch countryside landscape views. Which are beautiful in combination with the colored fields.
When will the flower fields bloom in Amsterdam?
The blooming of the flower fields is very depending on the weather conditions during the first months of the year. With ‘normal’ weather conditions the first flower fields will start blooming from Mid-March. Tulip season in Holland is normally focused from the end of March till the beginning of May but blooming can be one or two weeks earlier of later depending on mother nature.
When bloom which flower fields?
|Daffodils fields||Mid-March till Mid-April|
|Hyacinth fields||Beginning of April till the end of April|
|Tulip fields||Mid April till early May|
Follow our flower forecast
From the beginning of March we give a weekly flower forecast where we give an overview of the flowering of the flowers in Holland and the forecast for the flowering season. Sign up now for our free newsletter and receive the latest updates.
There is also a flower map on which from the beginning of March every week pictures are posted of the status of the flower fields in Holland.
There is a free flower map service during tulip season where you can see where the best blooming fields are located.
How to travel to the tulip fields in Holland?
If you want to visit the tulip fields in Holland, it is useful to plan your trip in advance. The best flower fields are located near Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse and it is smart to combine your visit to the flower area with a visit to Keukenhof. The fields are close to cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam.
The tulip fields are very easy to reach by car. The flower fields are located between the cities of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden and The Hague and can be reached from these cities by car within 30 minutes.
When you travel by car you will have a few options to park your car. Most attractions have parking area’s. Below we give some suggestions for parking your car.
If you want to combine your visit to the tulip fields with Keukenhof Gardens it’s best to park your car at the gardens.
|Parking at tulip fields||Price|
Stationsweg 166a in Lisse
|€ 6.00||Not bookable yet|
Bondstraat 13 in Lisse
|Hotel de Engel|
Heereweg 386 in Lisse
During the tulip season, special buses run from various train stations to the flower fields. The buses stop at Keukenhof Gardens and from there you can enter the flower park or do a sightseeing tour along the tulip fields.
This bus to the tulip fields is an ideal option for traveling to the flower fields in Holland. The bus departs from various train stations in the Netherlands and takes you quickly and cheaply to the flower park. With your bus ticket you will get bus transportation to the tulip fields and access to Keukenhof gardens. The price of the combi-ticket is depending from the departure location. Below you can check the price per train station.
|Departure train station||Bus number||Combi price|
|Amsterdam RAI Station||852||€ 34.50||Not bookable yet|
|Amsterdam Airport Schiphol||858||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
|Hoofddorp Station||859||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
|Haarlem Station||50||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
|Leiden Station||854||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
|Noordwijk / Katwijk beach||90||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
From the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague there are also organized day trips to the tulip fields and Keukenhof Gardens. This means you travel directly to Keukenhof and back in a luxury bus. A guide is often present on a day trip to tell you more about the tulips from the Netherlands and Keukenhof Gardens.
Keukenhof is situated between the flower fields and is perfectly accessible by bicycle. There are several bicycle sheds where you can park your bike for free.
Tips for sightseeing the tulip fields in Holland.
Explore the flower fields with a sightseeing tour around Keukenhof. There are many ways to explore the flowers of Holland. There are various options for sightseeing the flower fields. From renting a bicycle to a helicopter tour. There is a suitable tour for everyone.
|Rental bike||€ 10.00||Not bookable yet|
|Tulip cycle route||€ 5.00||Book now|
|Guided bike tour||€ 35.00||Book now|
|Helicopter tour||€ 129.00||Book now|
|Renault Twizy tour||€ 85.00||Book now|
|Electric scooter tour||€ 29.50||Not bookable yet|
|Boat trip at Keukenhof||€ 9.00||Not bookable yet|
Read more: sightseeing tours around Keukenhof »
Can I walk into the flower fields?
No, it is not allowed to walk through the flower fields, this causes damage to the flower bulbs. The flower fields are the property of the bulb growers. It is allowed to take pictures from the road. If you want unique photos in the flower fields, please visit a tulip farm.
More about the flower fields:
Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities:
- Everything you want to know about Keukenhof Gardens
- Check out our information about the Flower Parade in Holland
- Our top sightseeing tours for exploring the flower fields
- Check out our hotel tips for visiting Keukenhof and the tulip fields
- Stay informed about the blooming of the flowers in Holland with our free Flower Forecast
- Want to experience the real thing? Visit a tulip farm in Holland
- See the best flower events during your visit to Holland? Check it out in our events calendar
- Visit the unique flower experience center all year round
- This flower attractions are open all year
- Our tips for the most populair tours in Amsterdam during your stay in Holland
- Get the most out of your visit with our tips for visiting Amsterdam
- Read more about the Tulip Festival Card