We get many questions about the flowering period of the flower fields. And the answer is not that simple. First of all, it depends on what you want to see: the dutch flower fields consists roughly out of three flowers: Hyachints, Daffodils and of course Tulips. The flowering season begins with the blooming of the daffodils, followed by the hyacinths and then the tulips.
Regularly the blooming period is:
Daffodils: mid-March – mid-April
Hyacinth: the beginning of April – end of April
Tulips: mid-April – early May
BUT it is really important to be aware that it is a product of nature. And as mankind can do wonderfull things we (fortunately) can’t fully predict or influence nature. It means that when we have a cold winter and a cold spring all the flowers will be flowering a bit later. Vice versa when we have a mild winter and a warm spring.
When reading this you could think: “alright, it can differ a bit by the year but if I visit the flower fields around mid-April I have the best chance to see all the fields”. And that is true, but it still a gamble. And important to bear in mind is that it is also the busiest period in Keukenhof and the area around Keukenhof.
*When visiting the flower fields please note the fields are privately owned by flower bulb growers and they grow the bulbs for their living so please be respectful