Weekly flower update – Week 18
The present status of the flower fields:
The crocuses are gone, the hyacinths are done blooming, most daffodils are done blooming and the regular tulips are in bloom getting to peak blooming.
We had lovely weather the last couple of days. Some rain was forecasted for parade day but with the exception of a few drops it was dry. It was a bit on the cold side.
There are still flower fields in bloom but you have to look for them. Especially when the fields are headed just after peak blooming. There is a red tulip field just across the main entrance of Keukenhof. And a orange fields on the road between Hillegom and Lisse. Those are the closest to Keukenhof. When you have a car or rent a bike make sure you drive along the road between Sassenheim and Noordwijkerhout (road N443). At crossing of the Loosterweg there are some beautiful colorful tulip fields.
After all the questions about the heading of the tulips … we don’t know a exact date when the tulips are headed. It is a combination of status of blooming, weather and the decision of the bulb farmer. When you are visiting make sure you visit as soon as possible, than you have the highest chance to see fields in bloom. When you want to know if it is worth to rent a bike to see the fields, visit the windmill at Keukenhof. When you see colorful fields in the distance there are still fields left. If you can’t see any colorful fields just stay at Keukenhof. (Keukenhof looks gorgeous now)
Present status at Keukenhof
Keukenhof still looks so wonderful. Inside the garden you can see examples of the lasagna planting: flowers that are done blooming are removed to show the flowers underneath that still have to bloom. At some places there are up to three layers of flowers.
Inside the Keukenhof the crocus are gone, the the daffodils are in bloom (some getting to over peak blooming), the hyacinths are blooming (some getting to peak blooming) and de regular tulips are blooming too. And there are still places left that needs to bloom.
The muscari river with daffodils on the side is at it’s peak blooming. A wonderful sight. There are two in the park one between the main entrance and the Juliana pavilion and one between the extra entrance and the Willem Alexander pavilion. Both are a great photo opportunity
I visited the orchid exhibitions last friday and don’t forget to see the green and blue orchids. They look very spectacular.
Forecast this week
The weather forecast is warm, cold, rain and dry weather for this week. We get something from every weather type. The flowers in the fields will get less in the next weeks. When you visit this and next week make sure to visit early in the week. Towards the midst of May there will be no blooming fields left. If you are not sure if it is worth to rent a bike have a look at the Windmill platform before renting and you know your answer. If you see colors in the fields there are still flowers in bloom. I expect the fields being headed around the first week. They won’t be headed all at the same time but the fields are turning into green very quick. See a short video about heading the tulips here.
Extra information for your visit
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Is this website talking about Holland in MI, USA. I am bit confused.
If you are talking about MI, USA, I would like to know if the Tullips are headed and is May2nd and 3rd is right time to visit to see Tullips. Please provide the information.
Hi Kaylan, this blog is about the tulips in Holland, the Netherlands, Europe. For information about the Holland in Mi see their website http://www.tuliptime.com.
Thanks for your quick response. I appreciate it.
I am headed to Holland may 9-may 23 and was thinking of going to Keukenhof– is that last week still worth it?? We are from Costa Rica so lots pf gardens here but a little bit more wild and no tulips!
Hi Alanna, In the Keukenhof garden I could still see a lot of tulips that are not in bloom yet. They should be blooming by the 9th of May. The tulips in the fields will be headed by than.
Hi, We are planning to visit Keukenhof on May 10/11. Is it worth visiting the garden on those days? Will enough flowers be in bloom by then?
Hi Neha, I visited yesterday and a lot of tulips are about to start blooming. So it looks like the Keukenhof will be beautiful till the end of season. The tulip fields are getting headed already so I don’t expect that you can see tulips in the fields anymore by next weekend. Have a lovely time in the Netherlands!
I would love to see the tulip fields (around Keukenhof or anywhere!) before they’re headed! Would it be too late if I went this Friday or this weekend?
And, I would like to know how it would look like if I went in the evening past 19:00.
Thanks in advance!
Hi Hana, the fields are being headed since last week. Every day more and more tulips are getting headless. I expect to see that most fields will be headed this week. You might find one or two fields left around Friday/this weekend. But I don’t expect to see lots of them. In the evening you can drive by the fields. Sunset is late so the fields will still be visible after 19.00 You can’t enter the fields, it is private property.
Thank you for your reply.
Do you know any other place that may have surviving tulip fields in the netherlands?
Or in any case, I’ll try give it a try!
The Netherlands is not big enough to have different blooming times. So all the tulip fields will bloom around the same time, give or take a couple of days. This is the same for the heading of the tulips. The tulip fields that are still blooming now are mainly grown for the bulbs and not for the flower.
We are visiting Amsterdam on the 15th of May and did plan to visit keukenhof on the same day..since I read about the headings just wanted to confirm if it’s still worth the visit to keukenhof? Any kind of feedback is appreciated !
I visited the Keukenhof yesterday and it still looked very nice! So I expect that the 15th will be nice too. There won’t be any tulips left in the surrounding fields but the Keukenhof is still worth visiting in my opinion.