5 tips for cycling through the tulip fields

5 tips for cycling through the tulip fields
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  1. I am planning a trip to Hooland either on the Barge trips or Backroads this April. I have an April 19 or 25 option. Do you have any opinions about the barge trips? I’m 62 fit female traveling solo to enjoy your country and its flowers. I want to bike. I’m also concerned about the weather in mid April Please advise. Thank you for Tulip updates. Really enjoyable. All the best, Sharon

    1. Nienke says:

      Sorry I don’t know a lot about barge trips but you might find more information at TripAdvisor.com. The weather can be anything from warm and sunny and cold, wet and grey. April weather changes a lot. Have a look at http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/hdfForecast?query=lisse for current weather and for the weather in previous years. Last year April was beautiful. The year before cold and lots of rain. Have a wonderful time biking around in the Netherlands.

      1. Elsa says:

        Hi Nienke? I’m also planning on a tour through The Netherlands this year, most likely via a bike tour organizer (if I find one). Do you have any tips regarding which bike tour organizer to pick? Using google I found a few. There’s hollandcycletours which is okay but is very limited in its tours. Than there’s wheel2wheelholidays but they only have 4 tours. Any help? Thanks!

  2. Thanks! Went for comfort, booked with Backroads. Happy Spring!

  3. Nienke says:

    Hi Elsa, most people in the Netherlands just bike on their own without a tour group, so I am not that familiar with bike tour companies. If you want to tour through the Netherlands for a couple of days on your own make sure you see the website of vrienden op de fiets (friends on the bicycle), where you can stay at a home / farm/ small B&B for a small fee.
    You need to take care of your own luggage and remember that the rental bikes are the heavy ones (not really suitable for touring lots of KM) You can also stay in a hotel and make multiple day trips.

    1. Elsa says:

      Thanks for your quick reply and tips Nienke!

  4. Murali says:

    Hi Nienke,

    We are planning to visit Keukenhof on April 24th Sunday in the morning and planning to visit some good bulb fields around it by cycling and walk.

    After reading your blog, we decided to cycle first and visiting park. However, as we are new to this place, I got couple of questions.

    1. As we have not often used cycling, we try to cover a small area around less than 5km
    2. We would like to see a red color tulips and other colors like Noordoostpolder farms
    3. We would like to get into farms and take very nice photos with my wife :). Is there any picking farm near by?
    4. Which cycle route is good near by Keukenhof
    5. Can I rent a electric cycle near Keukenhof ?

    Thanks in advance..

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Murali,
      1. 5 km cycling is just 20 min. not sure if it is worth the price to rent a bike for such a short time.
      2. I don’t know what color tulip fields will be in bloom by the 24th of april. Please check back a week in advance. Tulips are a product by nature. Blooming depends on the temperature and weather in the next few weeks.
      3. You can’t walk up to a farm to make photos. Tulip farms are generally not a tourist attraction (and it is not allowed to get into a field yourself) And the tulip picking farms are more than 5 km bike ride away from Keukenhof.
      4. Just drive around where you see colored fields. 5 KM is not that far, you can practically bike around keukenhof and you will be back in 5 km /20 min.
      5. As far as I know you can only rent normal bikes at Keukenhof. Please inquire at the bike rental place for more specific information.
      Wishing you a wonderful holiday in the Netherlands!

      1. Murali says:

        Thank you very much! You are so quick 🙂

        Is it possible to take any public transport(bus/train) from Keukonhof to some flower fields allow walking in near by? We are very eager to get into farm and take photos.

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