Where are the Tulip Fields in Holland?
Ten thousand saw I at a glance, tossing their heads in sprightly dance. While that was a poem about daffodils, tulips are beautiful too! And I’m at Keukenhof in Holland, home to the largest tulip field in the world!
What is the best time to visit Keukenhof Tulip Fields?
Tulip Field Come April, the historic park has more than 7000 tulips in full bloom. In fact, Holland has a tulip festival in Keukenhof from the mid-March to mid-May every year. Although the season lasts around two months, mid- April is the time for the most bountiful blossoms. And I got here just in time!
Keukenhof Gardens and Tulip Fields
Keukenhof, also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the best places in the world to get a good look at different varieties of tulips. But a mere train or bike ride through the countryside would give you just as great a view. Holland is in full bloom this time of the year, and tulips aren’t the only flowers blooming either. There are also daffodils and hyacinths and snow whites.
The weather in Holland is perfectly suited to tulip growing, with cool springs just as they begin to bloom. With the soil in the polders always being drained, it is perfect for tulip bulbs as they like well-drained but moist soils. In fact, there are so many types of tulip varieties, that the Dutch Horticultural society has grouped them into several groups, with differing species within those groups.
The locals here tell me that the garden was built in 1949 by the mayor of Lisse to help the Dutch flower exports. And the idea sure has paid off. Being here is just beautiful beyond words. I kind of feel like I know what Wordsworth must’ve felt when he wrote that beautiful poem about daffodils. Maybe I should try my hand at poetry while I’m here?