5 places to visit in the Netherlands for flower lovers

Got that flower fever? The Netherlands is filled with bloomin’ beautiful tulips and other flowers — but you need to know where to look.

Here are five amazing places to visit in the Netherlands that will show you some breathtaking blossoms in no time.

Let’s dive right in!

Keukenhof Gardens

Located in the municipality of Lisse, Keukenhof is the largest flower garden in the world — that’s right, the world! It’s the perfect place to experience the beauty of the Netherlands by seeing stunning fields full of tulips in all shapes, colours, and sizes.

You can also see other flower types such as daffodils and hyacinths. Yep, the Keukenhof is flowers galore. No wonder it’s world-famous!


Known for its elaborate canal system, artistic heritage and beautiful houses with gabled facades, Amsterdam is also ideal for flower lovers. so if your trip is only to the Dutch capital, you’re in luck!

An easy way to see the flowers in all their glory is a visit to the Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam’s botanical gardens at any time of the year and spend some relaxing time as you experience a tropical green warmth in the glasshouses or the outside weather wandering the grounds.

To add more excitement to your trip, make sure you visit the Netherlands during springtime, as this is the time when the country hosts its Tulip Festival in Amsterdam, showcasing millions of blooming tulips.


Located in Flevoland, the central part of the Netherlands, the Noordoostpolder is one of the country’s largest flower bulb areas — that means tulips, tulips everywhere!

Here you can walk or cycle along the beautiful tulip fields and spend quality time in the Noordoostpolder’s spectacular landscapes. It’s a sight that can’t be missed!


Located in the Northwest Netherlands, Haarlem boasts beautiful flower gardens, iconic gabled houses and authentic cobblestone streets.

Visit Haarlem and enjoy seeing striking flower sculptures and the magnificent variety of flowers such as tulips. The city is located bang in the middle of a stack of flower fields, with stretches of tulips just a 15-minute bike ride from the city centre.


Located in an extensive flower-growing region, Leiden is one of the Netherlands’ leading flower destinations to view beautiful displays of flowers. When you’re not captivated by the beautiful blooms, head on out and see the historical city — it’s absolutely charming!

Not enough to ease your tulip mania? Check out the best shots of tulips, explore Keukenhof virtually, play some flower-themed slots at an online casino in UK, see a man who made a tulip-themed arcade game, and find out what Canada has to do with Dutch tulips (hint: it’s really cute!).

Seen another great spot for flowers in the Netherlands? Tell us in the comments below!

Feature Image:Depositphotos

Liked it? Try these on for size:

What do you think?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related posts

Latest posts

Amsterdam wants to get rid of these eyesores: here’s how

Ahhh Amsterdam, beautiful canals, cosy interiors — and tacky tourist shops. The municipality has put their foot down. With a new measure, they hope...

Dutch Quirk #131: Flock to online comments to type ‘gekoloniseerd’

Let’s set the scene: you’re watching a Pewdiepie meme reaction video on YouTube and he briefly mentions the Netherlands. You scroll down and the...

Unlimited data SIM cards in the Netherlands: the ultimate guide

Hoera, you’ve landed in the Netherlands, tried your first stroopwafel, and now you’re looking for the perfect unlimited data plan to power your mobile...

It's happening

Upcoming events

The latest Dutch news.
In your inbox.