Tulips in Amsterdam

What an amazing site to see, tulips in all colors carefully landscaped to look like it is a river of tulips. 

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Not many people know about the amazing Tulips that bloom every time this year in the Netherlands.  If you love flowers, then I highly recommend that you make a trip to see the tulips in around Amsterdam. 

If you have ever been to Europe in the Spring time you see many vases filled with tulips.  These tulips originate in Holland.  The sight of them all over Europe is a sign that summer is on its way.   Here are a few ways to visit the famous tulip fields in the Netherlands.

Kuekenhof Gardens

Just outside of Amsterdam in the quaint little town of Lisse, is the famous Keukenhof Gardens.  These gardens are one of the most iconic places to see various displays of tulips.  They offer viewing of millions of varieties in every imaginable color, and they are immaculately landscaped to make the grounds look they are flowing with tulips. Tours depart Amsterdam regularly, with round-trip transportation allowing travelers to visit Keukenhof with ease.

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If you are already heading the town of Lisse you may also want to stop and see the 17th-century Keukenhof Castle and grounds.  You don’t want to miss the Black Tulip Museum (Museum de Zwarte Tulp) shines a light on the region’s history and the development of tulip varieties.  This museum is centrally located so you don’t have to worry about getting there.   

I would recommend choosing a tour from Amsterdam that visits Keukenhof and allows you time to explore Lisse.  After all, there are also many amazing sites to see in Amsterdam including the Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. You can take a leisurely stroll among the beds of vibrant tulips and combine your visit with other Amsterdam highlights such as the bustling Albert Cuyp Market—where shoppers browse for sweet treats, fresh fruits and vegetables, and, of course, colorful tulips.

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