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The Best Season To See Tulip Fields In The Netherlands

Sonja B.

by GoWithGuide travel specialist:Sonja B.

Last updated : May 30, 20248 min read

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Dreaming of seeing the never-ending fields of tulips in the Netherlands, but not sure when the best time is to see them? Then this article is for you! I will provide you with the most important information you need to know before planning your trip to the Netherlands, and how to get the most out of your time in this beautiful flower country. 


In this article, you will find how and when you can enjoy the tulip fields, tips on other ways to enjoy tulips in the Netherlands and around Amsterdam, and what benefits you get by hiring a Netherlands tour guide to show you around. 


Tulip Fields, Netherlands

Most of the tulip farms in the Netherlands are in the Noordoostpolder in the province of Flevoland, where large parts of the land are covered in flower fields. Other fields are located along the coast from The Hague up to Alkmaar in the northern parts of the country, and a great place to see the tulip fields can be found in the flower region of Bollenstreek. The town of Lisse where the famous gardens of Keukenhof are located is also famous for its tulip fields, so when visiting remember to hop on a bike and cycle around the area. 


Amsterdam is also a great place to experience the season of tulips, and I will tell you more about it later in the article. Most of the farms are not open for visitors, but there is the Tulip Farm De Tulperij in Voorhout which you can visit during tulip season in Amsterdam. If you want to visit other farms, be sure to ask permission from the farmers first! 


Keukenhof Gardens

Wondering where else could you go see the tulips in the Netherlands? Then you should visit Keukenhof, the most famous flower park in the Netherlands, situated within half an hour from popular destinations such as Amsterdam, Haarlem, and Leiden. 7 million flower bulbs are planted in the garden every year, and it has a wonderful collection of other flowers such as orchids, hyacinths, irises, roses and many more. The park has a different theme every year, so even if you visit it every year it will not be the same. 


Amsterdam Tulip Festival

During the tulip season several traditional events are held and if you are staying in Amsterdam here are a few that you can experience:

  • The most famous one is the Flower Parade Bollenstreek (also known as the Keukenhof Flower Parade and Bloemencorco Bollenstreek). The parade rides a 40km long route from Noordwijk to Haarlem in one day. 
  • If you are visiting Amsterdam in January, participate in National Tulip Day held every third Saturday, in which the tulip growers present their flowers in a temporary garden on Dam Square. 
  • Take part in the Tulp Festival Amsterdam, in which tulips are displayed in more than 40 different locations in Amsterdam. 
  • Visit the floating flower market on Singel, Bloemenmarkt, where you can buy tulip bulbs from the vendors. 


The Best Season To See Tulips

The Netherlands is very famous for its tulips, and the tulip season is seen as the start of the spring. The climate and soil of the Netherlands make it the perfect country to grow tulips and during mid-March to mid-May, you can see the country turn into a gorgeous array of colors when the tulip fields start to grow. The best time to see tulip season in the Netherlands is in April, when the tulips are in their full bloom. But to be sure that you will have the best experience, you will need to pay attention to the weather conditions, which is why the tulip forecasts come in handy, you can find them on the internet through a Tulip Flower Forecast. The next question of course is where, and how can you enjoy this season to its best? Read ahead and I will tell you! 


No matter which season you are visiting, there are also several other flowers blooming during other seasons:

  • Snowhites and Crocus from February to March
  • Daffodils from March to April 
  • Hyacinths from the end of May to April
  • Tulips from mid-March to mid-May
  • Dahlias from mid-August to mid-October   


Private Guides In The Netherlands

There are several ways to enjoy tulip season in the Netherlands and Amsterdam, but why don’t you make it easy for yourself and have the best experience during this beautiful season? At GoWithGuide we can offer you just that with our local private tour guides and their tours around the Netherlands. They will take you to all the top spots in the country and help you to learn about the authentic Netherlands.


Get your own personalized tour to see the famous tulips


Our tour guides can offer you a personalized tour around the beautiful tulip fields and other popular destinations. With private tour guides, you will be able to get unique information about the sights, explore off-the-beaten paths and immerse yourself with the local culture. If you are unsure what to do or what to see, our guides are happy to provide suggestions based on your interests, and they are ready to take you to the sites you want to visit. Since the guides are locals, they are more passionate to offer you the best of the best their country can offer and give you once in a lifetime experiences! Our guides can also help you with cultural differences and language barriers.


An authentic and private experience


A private tour guide means that you do not have to share them with anyone else! Our tours are private, which allows them to be more flexible and focused on you and your travel companions. You can also enjoy interacting one-on-one with your tour guide as they provide you with detailed and interesting information about each location you visit. You will also be able to ask questions when needed. With a private tour guide, you will be able to go with your own phase with no hurrying or strict schedules, making sure that you get the most out of your visit.


Save time and enjoy your vacation to the fullest


Booking a private tour guide allows you to enjoy your time at the destination without stress or hurry. Letting our guides plan and manage the details of the tour saves you valuable sightseeing time. Our guides know the fastest ways between places and when the best time to visit attractions is. yourself a favor and book a private tour so you can focus on the sights. Whatever your style, whether it's visiting popular attractions or escaping the hustle and seeing off-beaten path sites, we can arrange it - all you have to do is ask!


A flexible and better choice


As our tours are customizable and more flexible compared to other choices, you do not need to worry about inconveniences in case something needs to be changed at the last minute. I hope this article got you interested in hiring a private tour guide for your next visit to the Netherlands. Below you can find more recommendations of the tours offered by our local guides.

Rotterdam Tour Guide - Alex R.

Alex R.


As the tour guide I work already 25 years. Within last 15 years I am specialized for the groups and /or individual visits and guides within states of Benelux (The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg ) . My clients are mostly for interested for daily city tours in bigger cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Luxembourg (city) but not only - "smaller cities" such as Rotterdam, Delft, Volendam, Zaanse Schaans, Den Hague, Waterloo, Ghent, Bruges, Antwerp, natural tourist attractions, architectural attractions, historical places and religious heritage anywhere else within the area could be organized and guided depending on your wishes.                                                                                                                                 

Amsterdam Tour Guide - Andrea K.

Andrea K.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

Get ready for a wild ride through the streets of Amsterdam with our amazing team! We all felt in love with Amsterdam, its charm, beautiful architecture and history. We are happy to show you the city in not typical, more alternative, fun, politically incorrect way. You can expect lots of colorful language, humor that may push the envelope, and, yes, a healthy dose of history thrown in for good measure. So, if you're ready to break away from the norm and experience Amsterdam like never before, then this is the tour for you! No holds barred, no snowflakes allowed!                                                                                                                                 

Amsterdam Tour Guide - Anne K.

Anne K.


Hi there, my name is Anne and I'm an artist, yoga instructor, social media content creator and tour guide in Amsterdam. I like my life to be filled with different experiences and this is also what I am offering within my tours. I am living in the center of Amsterdam for 37 years and love it! I like the joy and the connection tourists bring to the city. Sharing my enthousiasme and giving you space and opportunity to experience the city and 'her' beauty, are important to me.                                                                                                                                  

Flevoland Tour Guide - Lampros  S.

Lampros S.


Hello to everyone!! My name is Lampros I will be very glad to meet you and show you around the most beautiful city in the world!! With my rickshaw(pedicab), i can show the city of Amsterdam with a unique way!! Βy choosing a pedicab, you ensure a comfortable, safe, fun and fast way to see the city of Amsterdam. I have more than 10 years of experience in the field of pedicab city tour, I I cooperate with many luxury hotels, which trust me to guide their very selective customers. So sit on the comfortable couch of my pedicab and enjoy your ride in the magical city of Amsterdam!!                                                                                                                                 

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