10 of the Best Flower Hotspots in Holland

Like A Local Guide • 26 Feb, 2021

In the Spring, millions of tourists, both foreign and Dutch, visit the spectacular flower fields in the Netherlands to take in the gorgeous hues. The main attractions for these flower enthusiasts are the world-famous Dutch tulips. Other flowers grown in the Netherlands include crocuses, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Dahlias, and Carnations. 

The flower fields in Holland are extensive, and the flowers are innumerable. In spring, the fields are covered by a stunningly colourful carpet and the country transforms into a flower lover’s paradise. 

In this article, we will guide you through 10 flower hotspots to ensure that you get the best experience of the Dutch flowers.

1. Keukenhof

This is the most popular tourist destination for flower sighting in Holland, and it’s not hard to see why. Keukenhof offers an incredible experience for its visitors, with over 7 million bulbs of tulips planted each year.

Keukenhof is a great place for families to visit. Your children can stay entertained by taking part in activities such as treasure hunting, exploring a maze, visiting a petting farm, or playing in a playground. 

If you are keen on seeing the stunning flower fields at Keukenhof, we recommend that you visit the fields as early as possible, preferably on a weekday. This will help you avoid the crowds of fellow flower enthusiasts.

2. Flevoland

Unlike Keukenhof, Flevoland provides a peaceful and tranquil experience for its visitors. Here, flower enthusiasts can take in the rainbow of beautiful blooms without dealing with the crowds. 

You can explore Flevoland by car, on foot, or by bicycle. Besides flower spotting, you can attend festivals, go on farm tours, or take part in painting workshops in the region. 

3. Goeree-Overflakkee

Goeree-Overflakkee is a flower island located in South Holland. It is an under-the-radar destination located close to Rotterdam.

As the region is relatively unknown among tourists, you can enjoy the flowers and the striking colours in a serene setting. If you decide to visit Goeree-Overflakkee, we’d recommend renting a bike (electric or regular) at the Island. If you are not much of a cyclist, you can explore the flower island using a car.

4. Noordoostpolder

Noordoostpolder is an ideal flower gazing region for families. With over 2000 hectares of land covered by millions of colourful blooms, the region resembles a Dutch painting. 

Noordoostpolder provides flower enthusiasts with a unique opportunity. You can visit the Tulip Experience Field or Hanneke’s Pluktuin and pick the flowers to create your own bouquet. You can also take pictures against the breathtaking backdrop.  

5. Bollenstreek

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The Bollenstreek, also known as the Dutch Flower Bulb region, spans over 32Km creating a majestic, colourful carpet over the area. 

You can take in the scenic views on foot, by bike, or car. There is also a charming option of getting even closer to the flowers and exploring the fields by boat.

6. Zeeuws-Vlaanderen

Zeeuws-Vlaanderen makes the perfect destination for the more adventurous flower fans. It is a hidden, remote gem located over 2 hours from Amsterdam and an hour from Antwerp.

Owing to the distance, the region doesn’t get many tourists and your flower tour is bound to be peaceful and relaxing. A combination of sunshine, fresh country air and stunning sights make this a trip worth taking.

7. FAM Flower Farm

FAM flower farm presents a unique, charming, and intimate opportunity to its visitors. Marlies and Linda accept groups of up to 15 for a tour around their farm. During the tour, you’ll learn more about the farming process and get closer to the flowers. 

FAM Flower farm is also perfect for individuals looking to take pictures with the colourful blooms. The farm provides a bunch of tulips and an array of props including, a pink bicycle, baskets, hats and watering cans. 

8. Noord-Holland

This is a lesser known flower region that is close to the Coast. You can therefore explore the flower fields in the region and end your day with a trip to the beach. 

Noord-Holland has excellent cycling routes and since you are in the bicycle capital of the world, we’d suggest that you embrace the experience and cycle through the spectacle. 

9. Annemieke’s Pluktuin

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At 3000 m2, Annemieke’s Pluktuin is one of the smaller flower farms on our list. You can choose to explore this charming garden by kayak, which is a truly special experience.

As this is a picking garden, you’ll have an opportunity to walk through the fields, pick your favourite flowers, and make them a part of your bouquet. 

10. Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer

Holland is the home to the biggest flower auction in the world. A trip to the flower auction in Aalsmeer provides a different kind of experience for a flower lover.

To get the full experience, you’ll need to arrive early, preferably by seven. The massive indoor market is characterized by thousands of carts bursting with flowers. The auction is action-filled, and you can watch the spectacle as the finest blooms go to the highest bidders. 

So there you have it. These 10 regions will help you experience the Dutch flower fields best. When you visit the fields, ensure that you are gentle to preserve the flowers. Meanwhile, you can use bloom and wild to gift a loved one (or yourself!) some colourful blooms right now.

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