Amsterdam and the Netherlands: a blooming spring paradise for tulip-loving travelers
In a few weeks, spring will start and many people will travel to Amsterdam and the Netherlands where vibrant tulip fields, enchanting canals, historic windmills and beautiful museums are the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.
Fascinating tulip gardens:
Certainly, Amsterdam and the Netherlands are known for the beautiful tulips in the spring. A kaleidoscope of colors is visible as you drive through the landscape in spring. Keukenhof, also called the garden of Europe, is a must-see destination for anyone who loves tulips and flowers. Here you can walk through a beautiful landscape together with more than 7 million flower bulbs (all planted by hand!) and take thousands of photos of the hundreds of different types of tulips, smell the fragrant blossoms of the hyacinths, see the different shades of daffodils and other spring flowers. An immersive experience of the beauty of spring. Are you looking for tickets to the Keukenhof? Have a look here.
Cruises and photogenic views:
Amsterdam is best experienced by taking a scenic canal cruise. From the water you have a unique view of the city’s historic architecture and canal houses. During the month of April you can also attend the Amsterdam Tulip Festival. Ten thousand tulips are in bloom at 85 locations in the city. Several historic canal gardens also participate in this event.you can find your tickets for a canal cruise in Amsterdam here.
Historic windmills and tulip fields:
There is even more to discover just outside Amsterdam. How about the Dutch countryside where you can find historic windmills. Zaanse Schans, a picturesque village, is just a short train/bus ride from Amsterdam Central Station and offers you a glimpse into traditional Dutch life of the past. Looking for a tour to the Keukenhof and the Zaanse schans? Click here.
Culinary delights and delicacies with a tulip theme:
Amsterdam’s culinary scene during spring is a feast for the senses. Enjoy tulip-themed treats and delicacies, inspired by the vibrant flowers that cover the landscape. Cafes and bakeries around the city offer tulip-shaped pastries and flower-infused dishes that will not only satisfy your taste buds but also make for beautiful photos. Whether you sip a beer made from tulip bulbs or enjoy a tulip-shaped chocolate, Amsterdam’s culinary offerings will add a sweet touch to your spring adventure.
Tulip festivals and cultural events:
Time your visit to coincide with one of the many tulip festivals and cultural events celebrating spring in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. The Keukenhof Flower Parade, for example, features lavishly decorated floats adorned with tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and other spring flowers, creating a vibrant spectacle. Participating in such events provides additional opportunities to capture the dynamic atmosphere of spring and tulip season, adding depth and cultural richness to your travel experience. Are you planning a visit to the Flower parade? You can find your tips here and book a seat on the grand stand (when available).
Amsterdam and the Netherlands await you and promise an unforgettable journey through tulip-rich landscapes and picturesque canals. The best time to see the tulips in the Netherlands is different every year. Have a look at our helpful instruction here.
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