Dutch Tulip fields in springtime

Tulip fields near Amsterdam in Holland

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?

Tulip fields outside Keukenhof
Tulip fields outside Keukenhof

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?

FlowersFlowering period
Daffodils fieldsMid-March till Mid-April
Hyacinth fieldsEnd of March till the end of April
Tulip fieldsMid 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.

How to travel to the tulip fields in Holland?

Keukenhof Express bus combi tickets

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.

There are many ways to travel to Keukenhof Tulip Gardens from Amsterdam and other area’s in Holland. From Keukenhof you can check the sightseeing options for the tulip fields.

By car

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 fieldsPrice
Stationsweg 166a in Lisse
€ 10.00Reserve now
Lisse centre
Bondstraat 13 in Lisse
freeNot bookable
Hotel de Engel
Heereweg 386 in Lisse
freeNot bookable
By Keukenhof bus

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 stationBus numberCombi price
Amsterdam RAI Station852€ 36.50Book now
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol858€ 31.50Book now
Haarlem Station850 / 50€ 31.50Book now
Leiden Station854€ 31.50Book now
Noordwijk / Katwijk beach90€ 31.50Book now


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.

Tours from AmsterdamPrice
Tulip Shuttle only € 27.50Book now
Tulip Shuttle + Keukenhof€ 42.50Book now
Tulip Shuttle + Keukenhof + windmill cruise€ 52.50Book now
Guided tour + Keukenhof + tulip farm visit€ 87.50Book now
Guided tour + Keukenhof + Tulip Experience€ 84.50Book now
By bike

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.

Cycle routes tulip fields Keukenhof
Sightseeing the tulip fields near Amsterdam

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.

Sightseeing toursPrice
Rental bike€ 11.00Book now
Guided bike tour€ 45.00Book now
Helicopter tour€ 159.00Book now
Renault Twizy tour€ 127.00Book now
Land Rover tour€ 65.00Book now
Electric scooter tour€ 39.50Book now
Boat trip at Keukenhof€ 10.00Tickets near mill in Keukenhof

Can I walk into the flower fields?

Tulip Fields near Amsterdam

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.

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