When are the tulips in bloom in 2018

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  1. Kally DeYoung says:

    In 2019 we have the opportunity to see fields of tulips either April 17-18 or April 29-30. Do you have a recommendation? Thanks

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Kally. It takes a long time until april 2019. We can give expectations around 2 weeks ahead. For over a year is impossible to tell. Based on the past 10 year I would go for april 29-30 april. But in case of an early spring that might be too late. Nature is unpredictable.

  2. Rafael says:

    I am planning to visit on the coming saturday (24 March). is it too early/cold? will there be anything to see? Thank you.

    1. Nienke says:

      Outside you can see crocus for other flowers it is still too old and early. The indoor flower shows are lovely. Have a look on our social media to see sneak preview photos of this afternoon.

  3. Shyamly says:

    Hi Nienke, I was going through some reviews in social media and get to know that this year due to winter it’s 2week delay for flowers to bloom. We are planing to visit for the first time during May 7-8th to see this will it be too late …?
    I really don’t want to miss the field flowers. Thanks a lot

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Shyamly, It is too early to tell what the tulips will do in the first week of May. We can have a heatwave or a hail storm that will damage the flowers. Please read along our newsletter. We can forecast the chance of blooming tulips at around 2 weeks ahead.

  4. Kevin Williams says:

    Hello Nienke — thank you for putting this site together. Do you think the tulips will be in bloom next week. We will be in Amsterdam and are thinking of visiting Keukenhof on Friday April 13th. Thank you!

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Kevin, as you can see on our social media the first tulip field is in bloom! More to come as the weather stays warm and sunny! Enjoy your day at Keukenhof!

  5. Gary says:

    Hi Nienke

    I want to take photos of tulips in the fields before farmers cut the flowers, should I visit Holland from either:

    19 to 22 April 2018 or

    26 to 29 April 22018 or

    4 to 7 May 2018?


    Kind regards

    1. Nienke says:

      Please decide for yourself, every date mentioned has different tulips and blooming status. The weather can change everything day by day. If you would twist my arm 😉 I would choose the 26 – 29th to be sure the fields not headed yet.

  6. Arun Velusamy says:

    Hi Nienke, We are planning to visit Tulip fields around Apr 28. Is it good time or should we plan early or later, please suggest. Thanks.

    1. Nienke says:

      Sounds like a lovely time to visit to me! Enjoy your time!

  7. Tarang Uppal says:

    Hi Nienke!

    Thank you for your all your tips and detailed updates and information!! My husband and I are visiting Amsterdam 21-23 April and while I understand that 21st is the flower parade and it is best to avoid visiting Keukenhof that day. But 22nd is a Sunday – would it still be too overcrowded for some spectacular photography from your experience? We have friends with us who leave on Sunday and plan to visit the fields that day but we stay until Monday the 23rd and I really want to be able to have the best experience. I am also contemplating going for the(rather expensive) helicopter ride over the fields.. any tips/ comments on that? Please suggest! Many thanks in advance!! 🙂 🙂

    1. Nienke says:

      Sunday will be crowded as well. For the best experience please visit Keukenhof on Monday the 23rd if you can. If hat is not possible keep in mind that a crowded visit is better than no visit at all 🙂 The helicopter flights near Keukenhof only fly on Saturdays The other helicopter flights are in the area with the largest flower fields of the Netherlands (Noordoostpolder, not near Keukenhof) Wishing you a lovely time in the Netherlands.

  8. Jackie says:

    Hello Nienke,
    Thank you for running this post. I will be arriving Amsterdam on 5/13/18 and understand that there are different types of tulips blooming at different times during the season. I am wondering what the tulip fields will look like on the last day of the season. Can you please give me some ideas?

    Thanks again!

    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Jackie,
      The tulip fields will be gone on the last day of season. Most fields will be headed during the first week of May.

  9. Justin says:

    Hello Nieke,

    Do you think those lovely flowers around Hillegom are still there?



    1. Nienke says:

      Hi Justin, the majority of the flowers in the fields have been headed, sorry to break this news to you.
      Kind regards, Nienke

  10. Claudio says:

    Hello Nienke,

    This is very useful information, thank you!

    Do you recommend visiting the Keukenhof this weekend? (May 12nd and 13th)

    1. Nienke says:

      Yes there are still tulips in bloom! See our social media.

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