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. Enjoy how the different colours of the best flower fields come together for the perfect shot.
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.
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.
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 covered in snow also has its magic. The temperatures are getting colder, and everyone is trying to find a way to make their indoors cozier. When snow falls, people come out to play in the streets.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 and Facebook page 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!
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in April 2019, and was fully updated in March 2021 for your reading pleasure.