When are the tulips in bloom in 2018 ?
Every year this is the most frequently asked question is: when are the tulips in bloom in 2018 ? 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. And in 2016 we had a regular spring at first but the weather turned very cold during April. In 2017 we had a warm start, followed by a very cold beginning of April and a warm end of April 2017.
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 2018 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.