When are the tulips in bloom in 2016?
Every year this is the most frequently asked question is: when are the tulips in bloom in 2016? Will the tulips bloom on the days you travel to see them. It is a difficult question because every year the tulips will be in bloom on a different moment. It all depends on the temperature and rain during winter and springtime.
A cold winter and springtime can cause a later blooming and warm weather cause the tulips to bloom earlier. To give the difference: beginning of April 2014 all the tulip fields were in bloom due to a warm winter and springtime. A year earlier in 2013 we had the tulips in the fields at the first week of May 2013. A difference of 4 weeks and that is a lot. Tulips are generally in bloom for three-week window. During spring 2015 we had a regular spring time with the blooming starting around mid april until the first week of May
Based on the last 10 years, the best time for visiting the tulip fields is the last 2 weeks of April. See here for all travel tips to the tulip fields
Will 2016 be a early, normal or late springtime is hard to say. From the beginning of March we will have the weekly flower updates to provide you information about the blooming status of the spring flowers. The blooming normally starts with the crocus at the beginning of March, followed by the bright yellow of the Daffodils. Later on the hyacinths get in bloom and at last the tulips. It is a lovely sight to see and many people have seeing the fields full with flowers on their bucket list.
If you can’t wait till the beginning of March please have a look at the weather site weeronline.nl for an accurate view of the weather in the Netherlands. And sign up for our weekly newsletter to stay up to date with the last blooming statuses. Sign up here.
Tulips in Holland provides you information about the spring flowers and flower fields in the Netherlands.
Have a look at the FAQ Section in the menu of this website to get all the information you need for a wonderful visit to the beautiful flower fields in the Netherlands.
If you are interested to see what the current blooming status is have a look here for the weekly flower updates.
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Please send the dates to me for the flower mosaics in Anna Paulowna in 2016.
The dates for 2016 haven’t been released yet. Have a look at their website http://www.bloemendagen.nl in the next months. As soon as they release the dates I will mention it on the website. Kind regards, Nienke
I’m visiting Kuekenhof on Easter Monday. What flowers can I expect to see?
Thanks for the information and your weekly updates. We visited this past weekend. Even though the fields were not in bloom, the Keukenhof garden was beautiful. We enjoyed it a lot!
Hi Melania, great to hear that you had a wonderful time at Keukenhof. The daffodil and hyacinth fields are in full bloom and the tulips are starting to bloom. Where have you looked for blooming fields? The red tulip field behind Keukenhof is in bloom for over a week, you can see it from the windmill and behind the greenhouse at Keukenhof. Hopefully you didn’t miss that.