Planning Your Trip to The Netherlands




Travel Tip

Best Time to Visit

The Netherlands is a beautiful country, and one of the best times to visit is during tulip season. Tulips bloom from mid-March to mid-May, and during this time, the country comes alive with vibrant colors and sweet fragrances. If you are planning a trip to the Netherlands during tulip season, here are some things to keep in mind:


The weather is fairly moderate in the Netherlands, getting neither very hot or very cold. However, with its maritime climate and the unpredictability of the rain showers you should pack waterproof layers and an umbrella regardless of when you visit. The rainiest season is autumn (September to November), so if you want an outdoorsy trip, avoid visiting during that time.

  1. Book your trip early: Tulip season is a popular time to visit the Netherlands, so it’s a good idea to book your trip early to ensure you get the best deals on flights and accommodations.
  2. Visit Keukenhof Gardens: Keukenhof Gardens is one of the most popular attractions during tulip season. It’s a massive park filled with over 7 million tulips in every color imaginable.
  3. Take a bike tour: The Netherlands is known for its bike culture, and a bike tour is a great way to see the tulip fields up close.
  4. Visit a flower auction: The Aalsmeer Flower Auction is the largest flower auction in the world and is open to the public. It’s an incredible experience to see how the auction works and the sheer volume of flowers being sold.
  5. Explore Amsterdam: Amsterdam is a beautiful city and is only a short distance from the tulip fields. Take a canal tour, visit the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, and enjoy the many restaurants and cafes in the city.
  6. Try Dutch cuisine: Dutch cuisine is hearty and delicious. Try some traditional dishes like stroopwafels, bitterballen, and herring.
  7. Dress in layers: The weather during tulip season can be unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to dress in layers so you can adjust to the changing temperatures throughout the day.
  8. Respect the tulips: The tulip fields are fragile ecosystems, so it’s important to respect the flowers and follow the rules when visiting the fields.
  9. Visit other flower regions: While the tulip fields are the main attraction during tulip season, there are many other flower regions in the Netherlands worth visiting, such as the daffodil fields in Flevoland and the hyacinth fields in Lisse.
  10. Enjoy the beauty: Finally, remember to take your time and enjoy the beauty of the tulip fields. The vibrant colors and sweet fragrances are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be savored.

Best Hotels

{Best for Romance: Hotel Estherea — See Rates at Kayak

“Known for its flamboyant decor, this charismatic boutique is the perfect choice for couples with a penchant for over-the-top romance.”

Best Luxury: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam — See Rates at Kayak

“The hotel exudes timeless elegance, with a cool blue and cream palette, a Louis XIV grand staircase and original ceiling paintings.”

Best for Nightlife: St. Christopher’s at The Winston — See Rates at Kayak

“The perfect choice for those that don’t mind sacrificing luxury to be at the heart of the action.”

Best for Business: Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South — See Rates at Kayak

“All rooms and suites offer a Sleep Advantage program, with guaranteed wake up calls, quiet zone rooms and premium bedding.”

Best B&B: Boutique B&B Kamer01 — See Rates at Kayak

“Its fascinating past is evident in the original spiral staircase, as well as in the breakfast room’s 18th-century wallpaper.”}

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