Beautiful, colourful tulip fields, if you have never seen them, you will know them from pictures. Tulip fields are typical for the Netherlands. The flat Dutch landscape, grey and wet in winter time, suddenly changes into a sea of colours. What a wonderful moment, not just for bulb farmers, but for everyone passing by. Tulips are a real symbol of spring - and nowhere are they as noticable as in the Dutch bulb regions.
Tulip fields - when?
When do tulips bloom? That varies every year, but the season usually starts in March. In April, the tulip fields are in full bloom. In May, the season often comes to an end because bulb farmers cut the flowers off, to keep more energy in the bulbs (otherwise, the bulb will spend all its energy in its flowers). Of course, the flowers are beautiful, but for a farmer his tulip bulbs are pure trade!
If you want to see the tulip fields, the best period is from late March to late April. Of course there is still quite something to see in May. Not every tulip flowers as early as some others do. If the spring comes late, the flower season may even start in early April. Tulips will grow as soon as the temperature is regularly above 15 degrees, so a quick look at the thermometer often gives a lot of information about the right time to go to the tulip fields.
Tulip fields Zijpe
Zijpe is the home of Fluwel. This is one of the most attractive tulip regions of the Netherlands. The tulip fields are located near the shore. It’s a magnificent sight: red, purple, yellow and white fields and then sand dunes in the background. Aerial photos of the Zijpe show the contrast between the deep blue sea and the diverse tulip fields. At Fluwel, we are proud of Zijpe!
Tourists find their way to the tulip fields of the Zijpe. The tourist organisation Bloeiend Zijpe offers great excursions through the tulip fields, in cooperation with Fluwel.
Tulip fields full of inspiration
The greatest inspirational gardens are of course the tulip fields themselves. By looking around, for example with our specially designed train that runs through the fields, you get a good idea of what's possible with tulips. Hopefully that gives you some inspiration to buy tulip bulbs in our shop, so that you create your own tulip field in your garden!