Tulips in Flevoland

Think tulips... - ...think Flevoland!

Did you know that Flevoland is one of the Netherlands’ largest open tulip fields? Driving across Flevoland in spring you will hardly believe your eyes: the tulip fields around Lelystad, Dronten, Zeewolde and Noordoostpolder offer a riot of colour. It's like swimming in a vividly coloured ocean of tulips. Visit Flevoland during tulip season and experience it for yourself!

Explore Flevoland's floral landscape

The tulip is synonymous with the Netherlands and the bulb fields in spring attract millions of visitors with their technicolour displays. With more than 5,000 hectares of tulip fields, annual festivals and a host of flower-based activities to enjoy, Flevoland is one of the most spectacular regions in the Netherlands to explore the country’s floral landscape and industry.

By car or by bicycle

One of the best ways to explore the region’s remarkable scenery and flower fields is by cycling or driving along one of the routes which form the Tulip Route Flevoland and the Tulip Festival Noordoostpolder every spring. All along these beautiful routes through the countryside around Dronten, Lelystad, Noordoostpolder and Zeewolde, you will discover vast vistas filled with blooming flowers, charming farms and traditional Dutch landscapes.

Tulip Route Flevoland

April 15th to May 7th

Every spring, the tulips bring colour to beautiful Flevoland, and you can enjoy them with the various routes! Discover the colourful outskirts of the municipality of Dronten, Swifterbant, Zeewolde and Lelystad with the car cycling and walking routes of Tulpenroute Flevoland. In 2023 you can enjoy the Tulip Routes Flevoland from April 15th to May 7th.

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Tulip Festival Noordoostpolder

April 21st to May 7th

With over 2000 hectares of bulb fields, the region Noordoostpolder is one of the Netherlands’ largest flower bulb cultivation regions. In spring, the tulip fields burst into a colourful feast for the eye and are simply spectacular to visit. The highlight of Noordoostpolder’s tulip season is the Tulip Festival, which usually runs from mid April to early May. During the Tulip Festival you can follow specific cycling and car routes that will lead you past the various tulip fields, a tulip show garden and a tulip experience field. In 2023 you can enjoy the Tulip Festival Noordoostpolder from April 21st to May 7th.

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Special highlights

Admire the tulips ... - ... but please don't enter the tulip fields

Tulip Island

No tulips, but a tulip nonetheless

In previous years, tulip bulbs were also planted on Tulpeiland, a peninsula shaped like a tulip off the coast of Zeewolde. This is no longer done, but Tulpeiland is still worth a visit too. There is a transient harbour with space for eighty boats and there will be facilities for tourism, catering and water sports. Tulpeiland is free to visit.

Address: Zeewolderdijk, Zeewolde

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