A day out in the tulip fields is the best way to enjoy your visit to the Netherlands in spring. When you have friends coming over, a company outing, family visiting, head towards the Keukenhof and you soon feel your smile growing by the sight of the multicoloured tulip fields….And don’t forget the scent of the hyacinth fields. It’s all one dreamlike package.
So, what do I do when I visit the Keukenhof area? To be honest, I haven’t been in the Keukenhof Park yet, this year at least. I plan to go, but there’s so much to discover in the area.
Bike ride Leiden- Keukenhof
Last week I did my Leiden- Keukenhof cycle tour. This bike ride I organise together with Bizon Bike Company, which simply has the most comfy bikes in whole of Leiden. From there we crossed the lake area Warmond and before we knew it we were in the midst of the flower fields. My participants were two American families who were seeing each other again after a long time. They had a lot of catching up to do, so for them it was just perfect not having to organise anything and just following me, their guide.
Make Your OWN Flower mosaic
On Wednesday, I organised an event, in which you could help make a flower mosaic out of hyacinths . Every year, out of hundreds of hyacinths teams of volunteers create beautiful works of art in three days. It takes a lot of time and energy, but it is quite addictive. Once you start you just can’t stop untill it’s done.
Treasure Hunt Keukenhof Area
In the weekend I welcomed English participants on the treasure hunt through the area around Keukenhof. After a surprise tour at the Castle Teylingen, former residence of Jacqueline of Bavaria ( who you see walking around in Keukenhof Park), they had lunch in the bulb farm and breed their own tulip at the local museum on the history of the bulb culture.
Beer & Tulip Festival
When tulips and beer are found together in one festival all clouds just seem to disappear. On Saturday 16 April the Beers & Tulips Festival took place in Noordwijkerhout. For me it was the first spring festival of the year and a good start. Food, beer tasting, music that made you boogie woogie and fantastic tulip arrangements near and on the lake.
Power Flower Vloggers & Selfies
Then a group of bloggers and vloggers came to visit the Keukenhof area to discover its treasures by bike: castles, canals and tulip fields, the local museum and the tulip farm, where we got a guided tour and heard how tulips, daffodils and hyacinths are grown.
An Adventure in the tulip fields
A day out in the tulip fields can be a true adventure. Head for the bulb flower region and discover it for yourself. Contact Verita’s Visit if you want to have more information about special, custom-made tours & events in the tulip fields or if you’re looking for a (bike) tour to cheese farms, greenhouses, windmills….