Those tulip fields are so hot right now.
It’s tulip season in the Netherlands. Every year since sometime in the 16th century, tulips have been cultivated here. They are grown in neat rows of varying colours across wide fields across the northwest sections of the country. Of particular fame are the fields around the town of Lisse, mainly due to the tourist attraction Keukenhof, open only from mid March to mid May during the tulip season. Busloads of tourists are ferried over from Amsterdam on tour and charter buses to see the perfectly cultivated fields within the park.
For those on a budget, you can simply take a train or bus from Amsterdam or Haarlem to Lisse and walk or bike the remaining 1.5 -2 km to Keukenhof or the surrounding fields. You can plan your journey at 9292.nl/en. For those on a very tight budget, you can rent a bike in Amsterdam and ride the 29km to Keukenhof yourself. I took bus #50 with my parents from Haarlem to Keukenhof and walked the remaining 15 minutes to a big beautiful field adjacent to Keukenhof rather than pay the 15 euro entrance fee. OK yes I did have to hop a gap in a fence but I was one of hundreds doing the same. The total cost of the journey per person from Amsterdam to Haarlem to Keukenhof was around 16 euros return.
Unfortunately my Mom sprained her foot moments after stepping off the bus on an uneven footpath so she wasn’t able to enjoy the flowers… But she got to see the fields from the bus and will hopefully enjoy these pictures too 🙂