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Flowers of Amsterdam

If you're lucky enough to visit Amsterdam in spring, don't miss a visit to the nearby flower growing region. See the flower strip or 'Bollenstreek' burst into vivid colour as bulbs shoot and millions of flowers blossom. Read our guide to the breathtaking fields of flowers, when to go and how to get there from Amsterdam!

Visit the Flower Strip in Holland

The Netherlands produces a staggering 70 per cent 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, which opens for just eight short weeks each year. Or find out how the Dutch flower trade engendered a unique economic system at the FloraHolland auction, housed in the world’s biggest trading building and open all year round. Put things into perspective with a trip to the Black Tulip Museum or the Historical Garden at Aalsmeer, and you’ll see that tulip mania never really ended here...

Flowers of Amsterdam: Get inspired!

Spring in Amsterdam

Find the best events and things to do in Amsterdam during the spring season, including a trip to the iconic flower strip, cultural festivals and the c...

Aalsmeer Historical Gardens

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Stroll around the Aalsmeer Historical Gardens and find yourself on a colourful journey back through time – all the way back to 165...

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Start bij de Vuurtoren
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is a festive flower parade that rolls through Noordwijk and continues along a 40 km route all the way to...

Tulp Festival

Diverse locaties / Various locations
Diverse Locaties / Various locations
01/04/2018 - 13/05/2018
Celebrate the famous Dutch flower at the Tulp Festival in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Tulip Museum

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Located in the Jordaan district, the Amsterdam Tulip Museum pays tribute to this delicate flower that has ignited great passion an...

National Tulip Day

The Dutch tulip season officially gets underway in January every year as the National Tulip Day comes to town! Everyone is invited...

Where next?

Castles & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating history of the Dutch Golden Age by exploring the ancient castles that were once the homes of wealthy merchants. Many of th...

Old Holland

With its countless windmills, churches and old-fashioned farmhouses, stepping out into Old Holland can feel like being in a Golden Age painting.

New Land

Although famous for its historic city centre, the Amsterdam region is always evolving as new immigrants and diverse cultures make their mark on many n...