Amazing drone shots of Dutch tulip fields: photo report

Colourful tulip fields offer some of the most picturesque sceneries in the Netherlands. While during tulip season everyone comes out to enjoy these flowers up close, we think that they look pretty awesome from up above too. 

To bring you some incredible drone shots of the Dutch tulip fields, we’ve teamed up with the talented Dutch photographer Arden (also known as arden_nl on Instagram). Enjoy how the different colours of the best flower fields come together for the perfect shot.

Ah, the famous tulip fields. Image: @arden_nl

Lisse and Keukenhof

Lisse — a town just southwest of Amsterdam — is mostly famous for the Keukenhof which is located here. A place that should be on every tourist’s bucket list, Keukenhof is truly a treat for the eyes and a perfect way to spend a day in the summer. You can hop on your bike, or take your car and drive around enjoying the sight.

Tulips of Lisse. Image: @arden_nl
Could you ever get enough of them? Image: @arden_nl
We know we couldn’t. Image: @arden_nl
Just look at these beauties! Image: @arden_nl


Noordwijkerhout is located in the west of the Duin- en Bollenstreek region (Dune and Bulb region) of the Netherlands, which is also a tourists’ and locals’ favourite because of the flower fields and coastal dunes. It is located close to Leiden and it’s one of the best places to see flower fields in the Netherlands.

Noordwijkerhout is another place with gorgeous flower fields. Image: @arden_nl
Looks like a rainbow! Image: @arden_nl

While walking in the tulip fields is not possible as it could damage them, you can still enjoy the views from all the possible angles thanks to Arden’s video.

Different sides of Amsterdam

Arden takes photos of not only tulip fields but also other picturesque locations across the Netherlands. He perfectly captures the atmosphere of Amsterdam in November, when the temperatures are cooling down, and the weather is getting a bit more grey.

Amsterdam in November. Image: @arden_nl

Amsterdam covered in snow also has its magic. The temperatures are getting colder, and everyone is trying to find a way to make their indoors cosier. When snow falls, people come out to play in the streets.

Amsterdam covered in a blanket of snow. Image: @arden_nl

Ever been to the pride parade in Amsterdam? This is what it looks like from up above! Everyone should participate in these parades to stand with our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters because the city used to be a lot less gay-friendly. We still have a long way to go to make sure there’s LGBTQ+ equality.

Have you ever been to the Amsterdam pride? Image: @arden_nl


Rotterdam is home to many different nationalities. The city has a tragic history where most of it was bombed during World War II. The resilience of Rotterdammers has kept the city going, and Rotterdam is now known for its quirky architecture and multicultural fervour. There are plenty of fun things to do in Rotterdam for free, and marvelling at these epic buildings is definitely one of them.

Rotterdam from above. Image: @arden_nl


Did you know that Nijmegen is the oldest city in the Netherlands? It has existed for more than 2000 years, where it was first recognised as Noviomagus during Roman times.

The oldest city in the Netherlands. Image: @arden_nl


Sometimes called the Venice of the Netherlands, Giethoorn is a beautiful Dutch town with long winding canals which you can explore on a boat. The perfect way to spend the day in Giethoorn is just by enjoying the beautiful nature this town has to offer. If you’re looking for beautiful Dutch towns that are not Amsterdam, this is the place to go!

Picturesque Giethoorn. Image: @arden_nl


A photographers’ favourite and a town known for its windmill park Zaanse Schans, Zaandam has a lot to offer in terms of quirky and colourful architecture.

Have you seen this hotel before?! Image: @arden_nl

Kasteel de Haar

This castle in Utrecht is supposed to be one of the most luxurious castles in the Netherlands. Built in 1391, the castle grounds stretch for 135 acres. The castle’s gardens were largely destroyed in WWII but after that, they were restored so that everyone could enjoy them again.

One of the Netherlands’ most popular castles. Image: @arden_nl

The Netherlands has so much to offer and this is just a glimpse of it. If you love these images as much as we do, make sure to head over to Arden’s Instagram, Facebook page, or website where you’ll find plenty more incredible shots of the Netherlands.

Which one of the places featured here would you love to visit the most? Tell us in the comments!

Feature Image: Arden/Supplied
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019, and was fully updated in March 2022 for your reading pleasure.

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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