In the field in March just outside Amsterdam from patches of sand blanket in lime green shoots of the first signs of spring arrive. With the season is in full swing, the area is wrapped in red, pink, purple flowers, orange and yellow, a show that actually looks like something from The Wizard of Oz.
Whether you choose to go on the lines perfectly planted bulbs in bloom in the Keukenhof Gardens, famous or cruise through the bulb fields, farmers in the vicinity (or better yet, both!) This guide will help you understand what to expect this will -do day trip during the spring.
Although there are some bulbs areas in the Netherlands, the area is well known in the city Haarlem in the province Noord-Holland (North Holland) and Sassenheim, just north of Leiden in the Province of Zuid-Holland (South Holland). This area includes the small town of Lisse, about 30 miles southwest of Amsterdam, which houses the Keukenhof Gardens. Depending type of transport you choose, the journey takes less than an hour from Amsterdam
Tulip season in the Netherlands only lasts from late March until mid May, so not everyone can do to see these ephemeral bulbs in bloom. This does not mean off-season visitors miss entirely “Tulip Mania” one consolation is beautiful Amsterdam Tulip Museum, near the Anne Frank House, which focuses on the history, culture and cultural values of tulips in Holland.
What to do in Amsterdam Tulip Museum:
This is a story that relates Tulip Museum, through informative multimedia exhibition of his guests are treated to a vivid pictorial account of the Tulip in Holland. It also highlights the growing tulips and exquisite varieties of tulips.
The museum shop is full not only with the pattern of tulips on a blue ball of Delft and other typical Dutch souvenirs, it also allows visitors to the U.S. and Europe to take home seasonal bulbs or bulbs to be shipped to the country of origin for the month to prime the memory of their journey .