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.
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!
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).
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.
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.