Spring season is a great time for visiting Amsterdam as this wonderful city will be adorned with the famous Dutch tulips at that time. A lot of people visit Amsterdam during this time for enjoying the magnificent beauty of the enthralling tulip fields. The neatly arranged rows of tulip flowers in different colors are a heart-warming sight that is promised to amaze everyone visiting this place. Make sure to book the tickets for your Amsterdam private tours in advance if you want to enjoy this stunning view of beautiful tulips flowers, as they will blossom for only a few weeks during the spring.
Cheese, windmills, clogs and tulips are some of the highly recognized icons of Amsterdam. Even though you will be able to enjoy the rest all-round the year, tulips can be found only for a short period during the spring season. This made tulips a special attraction of this city.
Enjoying the beauty of the delicate tulip flowers is a marvelous experience you can get in the city. There are different ways for you to take in the beauty of these gorgeous flowers. Some of them are mentioned below:
National Tulip Day
During the spring season, the popular flower fields of Amsterdam will look like a tulip blanket. The tulips season here will become more active in January when the National Tulip Day arrives. On this day, the Dutch growers will arrange 200,000 tulips in a garden that is temporarily setup on the Dam Square. The visitors will be allowed to pick a tulip flower from this garden which they can bring home for free. It offers a unique experience for those who visit Amsterdam on this special day.
The Tulip Festival
Amsterdam’s tulip festival that is celebrated annually will be held throughout the month of April. This festival makes the streets colorful with beautiful tulip flowers that adorn the garden all around the city. The gardens will look spectacular with tulips in different colors that represent the colors of a rainbow.
The aim of celebrating the tulip festival is to have one tulip for every people of Amsterdam eventually. It amounts to almost 800,000 tulips in the city itself. It will be a wonderful experience for international visitors too, as they will be able to go tulip-spotting in many of the glorious gardens in Amsterdam.
Many of the well-known attractions in Amsterdam like the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandtplein etc. will take part in this festival. This allows the tourists to enjoy the beauty of tulips along with visiting the famous landmarks of Amsterdam.
It is well known as the Garden of Europe. Keukenhof is among the most popular gardens in the whole Europe. It has tulips and a lot of other flowers in abundance. The garden is situated in Lisse, and was established in the year 1949. This location can be easily accessed from Amsterdam by car or train. It will be open for a few weeks only between March and May when the tulips are in blossom.
Enjoying tulip fields that extend as far as your eye can reach
Visit the Flower Strip of Netherlands for enjoying the spectacular view of the twenty-kilometer display of different flowers including the daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths and, of course, the tulips. These fields stretch from Haarlem to Leiden. They will become vibrant with colorful flowers from the end of March and will peak during the mid-April days. You can travel from one end to another in a car, but the ideal way to enjoy the real beauty of these fantastic fields is on a bike that will allow you experience the sight to its fullest.
Buy some wonderful flowers from the Markets in Amsterdam
Amsterdam will be bursting with wide variety of flowers during the spring season. The markets in Amsterdam will sell flowers where the visitors can buy bulbs of tulips and other flowers. The Bloemenmarkt, which is the floating flower market of Amsterdam, is the main attraction for locals and tourists alike. There will be many flower stalls that sell beautiful flowers. Bloemenmarkt is not only the place where you can buy flowers, but most of the markets in Amsterdam will sell flowers, especially in the spring.
Pick some tulips at a garden
There are some gardens in Amsterdam and its neighborhoods that will allow the visitors to pick flowers. The Annemieke’s Picking Garden located in Hillegom is one of such gardens that you can reach by taking a short trip from Amsterdam. It allows the visitors to enter its greenhouse and picks some tulips during the period of mid-February to mid-May. In April and May, the visitors can explore the De Bollenburcht situated just outside Lisse, which is a restored bulb shed of the 1930s, where they will be able to pick tulips from the large varieties in this garden.