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In spring the Dutch countryside becomes a rainbow of tulips
Posted on 07/03/2017

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Head to the Netherlands this spring to see the country in full bloom, as the iconic rainbow fields of tulips spread for miles and miles, painting the horizon with endless colours.

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  • The iconic tulip fields of Holland
    The iconic tulip fields of Holland

    The northern reaches of the Netherlands come alive every spring with endless rows of tulips.

  • A rainbow of colours
    A rainbow of colours

    The tulips come in a wide variety of colours (in fact, they come in every colour of the rainbow) and are planted in perfect rows and patterns for visitors to enjoy.

  • Canals and windmills
    Canals and windmills

    Holland's tulips make for one of the most visually stunning landscapes in Europe.

  • Explore by bike
    Explore by bike

    A wonderful way to absorb the beauty of the colours is to take a walk or a bike ride around the endless fields of rainbow stripes and patterns.

  • Keukenhof Gardens
    Keukenhof Gardens

    To take in the divine colours and fragrances of Holland in bloom, visitors should head to Keukenhof Garden near the town of Lisse. The gardens are open during the peak blooming season; from March 23 to May 21.

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From March to May Holland is swept with multi-coloured tulips, creating one of the most uniquely stunning European landscapes. The bulbs come in a wide variety of colours (in fact, they come in every colour of the rainbow) and are planted in perfect rows and patterns for visitors to enjoy.

To take in the divine colours and fragrances of Holland in bloom, visitors should head to Keukenhof Garden near the town of Lisse. The gardens are open during the peak blooming season; from March 23 to May 21.

Keukenhof is the world's largest flower garden park and is an easy day trip from Amsterdam and other cities in Holland. The gardens are an unforgettable and up-lifting experience with a magnificent display of colour, created by more than seven million tulips in 800 varieties, and other bulbs such as orchids and blossoms.

The gardens were originally created as a place for growers and exporters to display their hybrids to the public and after 1949 it became a destination for visitors from all over the world.

The park puts on a theme every spring to vary their tulip creations and the 2017 theme will be "Dutch Design", honouring Dutch artists and designers such as Mondrian and Rietveld. Some of the flower mosaics are replications of Mondrian paintings.

Keukenhof also puts on around 30 spectacular flower shows and events each year including the world's largest lily show.

After exploring the gardens, a wonderful way to absorb the beauty of the colours is to take a walk or a bike ride around the endless fields of rainbow stripes and patterns.

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