September is a great time to book a trip, as travel experts recommend booking an international flight at least four to five months in advance. When considering where to go this spring, why not consider Holland? Holland is known for many things, including its windmills, cheese farms and wooden shoes, but it’s also known for its vast sea of colorful tulips each spring. Find out where and when to experience Holland’s famous tulip fields with AESU!
The Tulip Fields
Holland’s tulip fields begin to bloom every year towards the end of March in areas just outside of Amsterdam and beyond. The most famous places to view the vibrant flowers lie between the towns of Haarlem and Sassenheim. If you’re looking to experience the world’s most spectacularly planned gardens, make the trip to Lisse in South Holland. Here you’ll find the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens, boasting a variety of 800 different tulips! The flower park is dedicated to a specific theme each year. In 2020, visitors can enjoy the World of Colors theme to celebrate the park’s 71st anniversary.
When to Visit
Do you want to witness the tulips in full bloom? Plan to take your trip between April and May. However, However, regardless of when you visit, you’re bound to see a colorful array of flowers in full bloom! The narcissi and hyacinths bloom before the tulips and flowers such as lilies bring life to the local gardens later in the season! The best time of day to visit the tulip fields is early in the morning, to avoid the large crowds. Just as the early bird gets the worm, the earliest risers take the best sunrise pictures of the tulips!
The Tulip Festival 2020
If you wish to experience the quintessential Dutch culture, look no further than the Tulip Festival! Windmills, wooden clogs, and rows of colorful tulips make the Tulip Festival a truly unique experience. With nearly 5,000 acres worth of vibrant tulip fields, the famous “Flower-Bulb Route” encompasses over 60 miles of flowering beauty. Rent a bike, grab a friend, and explore the majesty of the Tulip Festival!
Explore the Netherlands with AESU!
Are you ready to plan an adventure of a lifetime? AESU offers unique, thrilling travel programs for college students and young professionals at affordable rates. Each trip is action-packed and informal—designed just for people your own age. We are also able to design custom tours just for your group.
2020 tour dates are now available! If you have any questions or want help booking your European adventure, please contact AESU by calling 800-638-7640, or fill out the contact form found on our website. Follow AESU on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.