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Spring has sprung in Holland’s tulip fields in a patchwork of vibrant colour

Spring has sprung in Holland’s tulip fields in a patchwork of vibrant colour
Source: Twitter/Matt Cooper

Stunning images taken by British photographer Matt Cooper show Keukenhof Tulip Gardens in the Netherlands once again bursting into a kaleidoscope of eye-popping colours.

Tourists Get to See Holland’s glorious tulip fields in full bloom Once Again

The Netherlands’ famous tulip fields once again turned the landscape into an incredible kaleidoscope of shocking colour when the magnificent crop of bulbs burst forth after the recent heatwave. Photographs published recently by GoodNewsNetwork show the stunning array of colours bursting into bloom in Holland’s tulip fields. Beginning in late March, millions of blooms have been delighting visitors in the Netherlands with their patchwork of bright and brilliant shades.

British photographer Matt Cooper was one of those visitors. The 48-year-old from London traveled over the Easter weekend and shared his images and drone footage.
Tulip Fields in The Netherlands from above! British photographer Matt Cooper was one of those visitors. The 48-year-old from London traveled over the Easter weekend and shared his images and drone footage. Source: Twitter/Matt Cooper
The images show Holland’s famous flower field landscapes, which have become a rich blanket of tulips with row upon of row of vivid block colours. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS
Tulip fields in Lisse, Netherlands The images show Holland’s famous flower field landscapes, which have become a rich blanket of tulips with row upon of row of vivid block colours. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS Source: Matt Cooper/SWNS/GoodNewsNetwork

Tulip Festival + Tulip Route 2022: Enjoy the longest and most colourful tulip route in Holland

Apr. 16, 2022 – May 7, 2022, Lelystad. Enjoy many activities along the longest and most colourful tulip route in Holland

Holland’s longest tulip route can be found in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland. Over 100km through nearly 2500 acres of colourful fields make this one of the world’s most beautiful routes. Discover the Tulip Festival in Flevoland. Explore 100km of roads with signage and nearly 2500 acres of flowering tulip fields. National Geographic (2009) has elected this one of the world’s most beautiful road trips.

Windmills, wooden shoes and… colourful fields filled with tulips. This is Holland on a postcard. A Dutch spring is truly characterised by flowers and flower bulbs. Who doesn’t know the Keukenhof and flower-bulb region? Escape from the crowds at Keukenhof and discover the many fun activities during the Tulip Festival!

Source: Holland.com

“This is the best time to shoot them, as they flower in April and May every year.” Cooper’s 4-day trip took him all over the country capturing the iconic fields by drone—especially the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS
“I went there especially to shoot the tulips,” Cooper told GoodNewsNetwork. “This is the best time to shoot them, as they flower in April and May every year.” Cooper’s 4-day trip took him all over the country capturing the iconic fields by drone—especially the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS Source: Matt Cooper/SWNS/GoodNewsNetwork
It runs through 15 May. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS
The Garden holds an annual festival—but 2022 is the first time the festival has been open to the public since the pandemic. It runs through 15 May. Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS Source: Matt Cooper/SWNS/GoodNewsNetwork

Discover breathtaking castles and gardens along one of the world’s most beautiful routes!

With nearly 5,000 acres worth of red, yellow and purple flower-bulb fields, Flevoland is Holland’s biggest flower-growing regions! The fields can be found in East and South Flevoland and, most importantly, the Noordoostpolder

Every year in spring, there is a spectacular ‘Flower-bulb route’ encompassing over 100km through nearly 2500 acres of flowering fields. The route has become the longest and most colourful route in Holland and even, according to National Geographic, one of the world’s ultimate road trips! Picking flowers and other great activities

You can follow the Tulip Route on foot, on a bicycle or by car. You can find the itinerary online as well as at various points along the route. You will encounter not only endless seas of flowers, but some fun activities as well. Look behind the screens at a farm, take a workshop in tulip photography, or enjoy some delicious ice cream along the way. 

Please note that it is not allowed to walk into the flower fields or pick flowers. If you want to pick your own flowers, you can visit Hanneke’s Pluktuin (Ellerweg 18, Biddinghuizen) or the tulip picking garden of the Boerenshop (Steenwijkerweg 26, Marknesse).

Source: Holland.com

Cooper added “The weather was beautiful too.” Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS
Cooper said the Dutch people take their tulips very seriously, and across the small country “there are hundreds of millions of tulips.” Cooper added “The weather was beautiful too.” Image by Matt Cooper – SWNS Source: Matt Cooper/SWNS/GoodNewsNetwork
You are very welcome to come and enjoy the flower-bulb fields in all their lush colours, but please be careful with the flowers. In addition to being a fantastic spot for selfies, the annual colour spectacle is also an important branch of Dutch trade and our national pride. Thank you ❤️??
Selfie etiquette: enjoy the flowers ? respect our pride ?? You are very welcome to come and enjoy the flower-bulb fields in all their lush colours, but please be careful with the flowers. In addition to being a fantastic spot for selfies, the annual colour spectacle is also an important branch of Dutch trade and our national pride. Thank you ❤️?? Source: Holland.com

The Dos and don’ts of tulip selfies

While it is very attractive to take your picture in the middle of a colourful sea of flowers, you probably didn’t realise that flower growers suffer hundreds of thousands of euros worth of damage due to people wading through their flower fields every year. So please shoot the best #tulipselfie while respecting our flowers.

Do not walk into the flower fields, however tempting it may seem. Wading through the flowers may damage the flowers and bulbs or spread diseases to the flowers. Moreover, the flower fields are private terrain. And surely you would not like people to walk into your back yard every day without asking permission?

What you are permitted to do is walk along the edge of the tulip fields. Please be careful and respectful of these peoples flowers/business/property. You can still get the most amazing photographs without walking into a field of flowers.

Source: Holland.com

This applies to both the tulips in the bulb fields and to Keukenhof Gardens. Come and enjoy the tulips until 15 May. Visit the #tulips in #amsterdam from 24 March to 15 May 2022. www.tulipfestivalamsterdam.com
The tulips in Holland are in full bloom. This applies to both the tulips in the bulb fields and to Keukenhof Gardens. Come and enjoy the tulips until 15 May. Visit the #tulips in #amsterdam from 24 March to 15 May 2022. www.tulipfestivalamsterdam.com Source: Facebook/TulipFestivalAmsterdam
In the flower park you can take a boat trip to see the tulip fields from the water. The boat trip lasts 45 minutes and during the trip you will receive information about the flower region. (Note: this unique tour is not included in a Keukenhof ticket and has to be bought separately). For more details, click link: ?
Keukenhof boat tour along the tulip fields. In the flower park you can take a boat trip to see the tulip fields from the water. The boat trip lasts 45 minutes and during the trip you will receive information about the flower region. (Note: this unique tour is not included in a Keukenhof ticket and has to be bought separately). For more details, click link: ? Source: TulipFestivalAmsterdam.com
Keukenhof ?? the paradise of spring in the Netherlands ?? 2022 Amazing tulip gardens! Keukenhof Flower Park (Amsterdam, Netherlands) The Keukenhof Flower Park in Lisse is the largest tulip garden in the world, with more than seven million bulbs planted by hand each autumn. The flower park is located in the middle of the most beautiful flower fields in the Netherlands. A boat tour of the bulb fields also leaves from Keukenhof and you can rent a bike at Keukenhof. So you can enjoy croci, daffodils, tulips and hyacinths even more. Source: YouTube/HelloTravelOfficial
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TULIP FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 2022

Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is open from March 24 till 15 May 2022. It’s the best day out among the tulips near Amsterdam! Every year, more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted by hand in the autumn to flower in spring. There is a variety of 800 different tulips. A unique and unforgettable experience for everyone. Click for details, maps, prices and tickets.