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Spring Season in Holland

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SPRING….like you’ve never seen it before !

Spring Season in Holland
Keukenhof – know as the Garden of Europe – is the one of the best places to view the abundance of spring flowers in the South Holland region of the Netherlands

Spring Season in Holland
Amsterdam 's flower market – the Bloemenmarkt – reflects the country's passion for cut flowers and plants

Spring Season in Holland
Around seven million bulbs are planted each year in the park at Keukenhof, in an area of 32 hectares


Spring Season in Holland
The Bloemen market - set on the capital's Singel canal and said to be the world's only floating flower market - has a score of stalls where you can buy all sorts of plants, flowers, bulbs and seeds


The mild climate of Holland , with its wet springs makes it an ideal place for bulb cultivation

Spring Season in Holland
Tulips originated in the east and were brought to Holland from the Ottoman Empire in the mid 1500s

Spring Season in Holland

In springtime, the lowland area by the North Sea is carpeted with fields of gladioli, hyacinths, lilies, daffodils, crocuses... and, of course, tulips

Spring Season in Holland
Keukenhof - literally 'kitchen garden' - is part of the hunting grounds of the ancient Teylingen estate


Spring Season in Holland
This year, the theme for the Keukenhof exhibition is Germany: Land of Poets and Philosophers

Spring Season in Holland
The patchwork quilt of colours in the Keukenhof park, just outside Lisse in South Holland , is a veritable feast for the eyes 

Spring Season in Holland
The bulbs of Keukenhof are re-planted each year according to the current trends and in collaboration with a number of gardening magazines

Spring Season in Holland
Spring in Keukenhof is one of the main tourist attractions of the Netherlands


Spring Season in Holland
The best way to appreciate the full glory of the Dutch spring is to hire a bike and cycle one of the tourist routes among the bulb fields

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