Tulips in Holland – oh what a sight!

It’s my favourite time of the year; when the trees and plants awake from their winter slumber and celebrate this with a riot of colours, the family of green frogs in my pond pop their heads out of the water, and everything looks so incredibly fresh. I love spring! One of the things I most look forward to in the spring are the tulips. These gorgeous flowers have their origins in Turkey but nowadays, the tulips in Holland are famous the world over.

and the tulips in my garden show off their colours!

They can be found everywhere around the country… including my garden!

In Holland, when it’s spring, there’s one thing you absolutely have to do: go on a walk or drive around the tulips fields. There are various areas where you can do this. My favourites are around the town of Lisse (where the famous Keukenhof gardes are located) and the ‘Kop van Noord Holland‘, a gorgeous region north of Amsterdam. Last weekend, I hopped into my car and went for a drive in this region near the towns of Schagen and Callantsoog (map). The endless fields of tulips were truly a sight to behold, even on a grey, drizzly day.

Fields of tulips.

Fields of tulips.

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More tulips!

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Tulips and sheep – beautiful eh?

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Stunning rows of pink tulips.

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And more colours!

The tulip fields are an amazing sight – they just blow me away every time I see them, from the ground and from the air. When you’re in Holland in the spring (April is the best month), you HAVE to check out the tulips! The Kop van Noord Holland region is less than an hour’s drive north of Amsterdam. Follow the A9 highway to Alkmaar, the follow either the N9 or N245 roads to see the fields. Many of the tulip fields can be found along the Callantsoog-Schagen axis between the N9 and N245.

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5 Responses to “Tulips in Holland – oh what a sight!”

  1. Jen Laceda 13/08/2014 7:49 pm
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    Beautiful!!!

  2. Tim 07/07/2014 5:43 am
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    Just mind-melting …. such a source of national pride for anyone that calls themselves Dutch!

  3. Drew | The Hungry Partier 26/05/2014 3:59 am
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    Looks great man! Amazing photos. I’d love to go to Holland soon, but flights are too expensive from my home in Korea! Maybe someday soon

  4. Michael White 10/05/2014 6:12 pm
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    You have captured some stunning photos, just look at those colours! I visited only last month and plan to return in coming years.

  5. rebecca 30/04/2014 4:34 pm
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    gorgeous hope to see one day

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