Tulip gardens in bloom

by Tanja
Keukenhof gardens in bloom

April and May are the best months to see tulip gardens in bloom in Holland. All over Amsterdam tulips will be blooming. Near Amsterdam, there is the Bulb Region. Fields of flowers stretch before your eyes. All these colours, smells: tulips, daffodils, hyacints, as far as the eye can see. The easy way to see the amazing flower fields is on a visit to the flower garden of Keukenhof. At Keukenhof there are more than 7 million flowers on display. In 100 different varieties! But there are other ways, cooler ways, to see the Dutch flower fields.

Keukenhof is open from 21 March until 10 May 2020.

7 Cool Ways to See the Dutch Flower Fields


1. The Easy Way: by Coach from Amsterdam

The easy way to enjoy thousands of blooming flowers is by coach from Amsterdam to Keukenhof. A regular coach service runs from Amsterdam Central Station. Inside Keukenhof, you are free to wander down the maze of pathways lined with all those vibrant tulips, daffodils, bluebells and hyacints. Take the bus back when you are ready. Tickets includes skip-the-line entrance to Keukenhof.

2. The Cool Way: by Electric Vehicle

A very cool way to experience the Dutch tulip and flower fields is to drive around the area in a 100% electric 2-person Renault Twizy. The route is in your gps. It’s about 20 kilometers long and takes your right through the heart of the colorful tulip and flower fields of Holland. An audio guide will explain you of all the ins and outs of the area. Get out and take impressive photos whenever you like.

3. The Ultimate Way: by Helicopter

Probably the most impressive way to see the colorful fields of blooming Dutch flowers, is from above. On this helicopter trip you will have get chance as it will fly over the flower fields. The views are extraordinary. Available dates are only in April, but probably more dates will be added later.

Bike around the flower fields of Holland

4. The Dutch Way: by (e-)Bike

Go see the flower fields, Dutch style: by bike. There are three locations to pick up your rental bike. They also have e-bikes. There’s an audio guide available for your phone with a 10 kilometers route. Along the way you will hear the story of the spring flowers of the Netherlands. You will see several monuments and you can visit a tulip farm. Just hope it doesn’t rain…

tulips tour on scooter

5. The Original Way: by Electric Scooter

Enjoy a trip through the famous Flower Bulb region with an electric scooter. Take in the colours and the smells, and stop as often as you want for a selfie among the tulip and flower fields. You will follow the special Tulip Tour, thereby passing the flower fields, Keukenhof forest, flower bulb nursery De Tulperij and a lovely church. Start and finish is at the small eatery/café in the center of Lisse.
bike tour keukenhof with guide

6. The Sporty and Informative Way: on a Guided Bike Tour

For those who would like to combine the sportive element with getting some new knowledge, there is the Bike Tour with Guide. There are two guided tours every day: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. This gives you time to spend the rest of the day inside Keukenhof. The bike tour takes a group into the flower fields around Keukenhof as well as several monuments, museums and windmills.

day trip keukenhof and zaanse schans

7. The See-Everything-in-a-Day-Way: Keukenhof & Flowerfields, Volendam & Windmills

More of a See-Holland-in-a-Day type? Then this tour’s for you. All the highlights of Holland packed into a day trip. It’s doable, because this is a small country. Soome things on the list: Keukenhof, the windmills of Zaanse Schans, visit to a cheese farm, soak in the atmosphere of typical Dutch fishing village and of course try some Dutch delicacies. Get the most out of a day!

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