Ever used a paintbrush? If yes, then you must be familiar with the fun and pleasure of producing continuous long stripes of color on paper using a flat paintbrush. Well, I think nature has somewhat similar interests!
Don’t worry; nature has many other beautiful crafts- Have you ever imagined rainbows over land? Yes, they exist!- The Tulip Fields in the Netherlands! Unlike a sky rainbow, you can admire them for as much time as you want, feel them, and smell their fragrance. Let’s know more about them,
What is the Perfect Time to Visit the Tulip fields
Yes, time matters a lot while visiting tulip fields in the Netherlands. It is because your trip will be a complete flop if you reach there after all the tulips have been harvested, and you will be left to see just flower litter, wasted stalks, and brown land.
Generally, for tulips, this period lies between late March and late April, but it can get extended to mid-May because of the contrasting weather conditions every year that have a significant effect on the bloom.
Famous Tulip Fields in the Netherlands
Though we can’t list all the tulip fields in the Netherlands as there are numerous tulip fields in this pleasant country, indicated by the fact that it is the world’s largest tulip producer, here are some tulip fields and gardens that you can’t miss.
1. Keukenhof Gardens
Keukenhof Gardens are located in the town of Lisse, in the South Holland province in the Netherlands. The Keukenhof Gardens are also known as the most beautiful spring park in the Netherlands.
Keukenhof gardens are accessible to the general public only from Mid-March to Mid-May (a total of 8 weeks, counting the peak of the flower season), during which you can witness the beauty of tulips bloom, synchronized tulip fields offer flower bloom throughout the 8 weeks. You can also learn about traditional Dutch flowering methods there, collect souvenirs, and much more.
2. Tulip Fields in Flevoland Province
The Flevoland (flower land) is a province that offers open tulip fields in the Netherlands, and it occupies more than 8648 acres of tulip fields. While the flower petal of the tulip island is man-made, the stem is a natural island, and there is also a marina on this island that lodges around eighty boats. The island becomes much more adorable when it gets completely covered with tulip petals.
Amsterdam is truly magical, but the spring adds more charm to its beauty. There are many splendid tulip fields in or near Amsterdam, and it also witnesses several festivals.
You must see the beauty of Amsterdam during the Amsterdam Tulip Festival, which attracts millions of visitors annually during Spring. The Whole capital becomes ornamented with colorful tulip flowers, and several flower events are organized based on a unique theme every year.
You can also visit the Amsterdam Tulip Museum, which will unearth your curiosity about the complete history of Tulips. You can witness the journey of the tulip from its origin till it reached Holland and became its most loved flower. Not only this, but the museum also provides information about tulip gardening by teaching you all the basics for growing tulips.
4. North Holland
So, it can be considered a hidden gem when it comes to tulip fields because there are so many places in North Holland where you can see plenty of beautiful tulip fields along its coast.
You can visit these fields by contacting any local farmer there. Many farmers will happily guide you through the tulip fields, how they are grown, when they are harvested, and their growing methods.
You can also ask the farmers to let you visit the tulip fields by entering into it and seeking their permission. You get to see those giant old windmills without which you can’t imagine a traditional Dutch farm; it adds to the field’s beauty.
5. Texel Island
Texel Island of the North Holland province is a very interesting one. Not only do you get to see those colorful patches of tulip fields almost everywhere, but you will also be surprised by their unique way of welcoming spring.
If you are traveling solo, then you will surely get some cute companions- fluffy sheep and lambs. Also, there is a funny tradition of painting each other’s faces black by texel people, so take that easy.
The tulips grown in the tulip fields are primarily aimed to achieve the tulip bulbs rather than the beautiful flowers. Yes, after the complete blooming of the tulip flower, they are separated from the main plant by cutting to continue the growth of the bulb.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which Month will be the best to visit Tulip fields in the Netherlands?
During the spring, tulip planting is very rare, although conceivable. Many people like to see tulips fields outside. The best month to see tulip fields bloom is April. The best chances to enjoy the most beautiful tulip fields are from April to early May 2022.
2. Why were Tulips so expensive?
The answer is the “Tulip Mania,” which is considered one of the most significant market crashes that ever happened till today, during which the prices of tulip bulbs soared so high that they exceeded the income of a common Dutch citizen.
From the most famous fields of the Bollenstreek, the Garden of Europe- Keukenhof gardens, the cherishing view of the flower-garnished Amsterdam along with its good old Floating flower market, the serene architecture of the man-made Tulip Island in Flevoland, to the quiet and peaceful tulip fields of Beemster and Drenthe.
No matter where you head, you will not return empty-handed, but yes, you must visit them at the right time of the year.