If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower-growing region. Read our guide to the breathtaking fields of flowers, when to go and why a visit to this region is one of the best day trips from Amsterdam!
The Netherlands produces a staggering 70% of the world’s commercial flower output. With Holland’s famous flower strip in full bloom, you’ll be surrounded on all sides by a rainbow of flowers: purple hyacinths, pink crocuses, countless varieties of tulips and bright yellow daffodils. Don’t miss one of the world’s most photogenic attractions, the Keukenhof flower gardens, find out how the Dutch flower trade engendered a unique economic system at the FloraHolland auction, or visit the Black Tulip Museum and Historical Garden at Aalsmeer.
Just an hour away from Amsterdam Central Station
The Netherlands’ most colourful cycle routes through where 70% of the world’s flowers are grown
Highlights: Keukenhof gardens, Lisse and the FloraHolland flower auction