Tulips in Twente
During springtime, at many places throughout our country the tulip fields can be found. Even surprisingly for Dutch people just last week we discovered Tulips in Twente. New tulips fields arise at unexpected places so while touring around we discovered a few new tulip fields at Tubbergen across the rolling hills of Twente.
The district of Twente is situated at the far east side of the Netherlands were a couple of farmers decided to start their tulip business just a few years back. As a result in spring spectators can view a patchwork of blooming tulip fields in Twente too.
To view these tulip fields we went to the village of Tubbergen. Tubbergen is a picturesque village north of the city of Oldenzaal. Oldenzaal is situated nearby the city of Enschede and a few German cities like Nordhorn, Bad Bentheim and Gronau.
How to reach the Tulips in Twente
First of all, from the city of Oldenzaal one can take Road N343 directly to Tubbergen (approx. 25 min by car). Another beautiful trip will take you by Roads N736 and N349 from Oldenzaal via Ootmarsum to Tubbergen.
Ootmarsum is a small village of approx 5000 inhabitants. This village is a visit worth at any time of the year. Ootmarsum is a true meeting place for art lovers and artists. Visitors do not only enjoy art, but also the special cultural atmosphere in the authentic town. Because of this Ootmarsum has been proclaimed as the city of art of the East of the Netherlands. Ootmarsum is located in the middle of the colorful and picturesque landscape of Twente. This landscape has inspired many artists to create creative expressions.
Tubbergen is a slightly larger village of approx 6000 inhabitants with few shopping streets and a very nice restaurant “De burgemeester” at the village center. I can recommend this restaurant when you need a nearby stop. They sell you a tasteful apple-pie on your way to or from the nearby tulip fields.
The tulip fields we found resides about 5 minutes north along road N343 towards the village of Geesteren. If you happen to live in that area, you will not regret to visit these fields which are blooming right now.
Source: Tulips in Holland
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