As the country gets ready to transform itself into a vast sea of flowers from mid-March to mid-May, it is the perfect time to plan a trip to the European country.
The season starts with the crocus season in March, which is followed by daffodils and hyacinths. It is only by mid-April that the tulips show their spectacular colours. This lasts till the first week of May.
Like a large bedspread with colourful patterns on it, Holland becomes a sight to behold. Every inch of the country is adorned with bright spreads and the best way to get a feel is to be in the countryside.
Most utmost tulip fields in Holland are found in the Noordoostpolder in the region of Flevoland. The flower bunch fields are mostly along the seaboard of The Hague and Leiden and go up to Alkmaar in the north
The Keukenhof, the world’s biggest flower exhibition, is a 30 minutes’ drive from Amsterdam. More than 7 million flower bulbs bloom in spring at the Keukenhof itself and it is a favourite with tourists from around the world.
The annual Tulip Festival in Amsterdam, held throughout the month of April, is the main attraction for tourists
Also known as Bollenstreek, it is a spectacular 20-kilometre display of blossoming crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and the famous tulips.
Amsterdam Tulip Museum – Another historical museum that traces the past of tulips. It is found in the Jordaan region of Amsterdam.
Flower powered ritual – Here is the highlight. Watch the parade of flowers at Bloemencorso Bollenstreek with a display of expertly crafted tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. Along with it immerse in the lively musical acts to truly make it a celebration.