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Corona (COVID-19) is unfortunately having a major impact on tourism in the Holland this spring. Because of the lockdown, the flower season looks completely different again. Fortunately, a lot is still possible. In this Corona update, we tell you what you can still do to celebrate spring!




News | Tips for your visit to the tulip fields in Holland

  • Try to visit the tulip fields at quiet times. This is on weekdays and in the morning and later in the afternoon.
  • Are you coming by car? Then park at one of the parking locations and visit the bulb fields by bike, on foot or with one of the sightseeing tours. These parking locations can be found on flowermap.nl.
  • Always keep one and a half metres away from others and follow the instructions of the hosts/hostesses. If the roads become too busy, the municipality may close them temporarily.
  • Do not just go into the flower fields for a photograph. This can damage the flowers. For photos, visit one of the flower attractions listed on flowermap.nl

What can still be done?

At the moment, the urgent advice from the Dutch government is to stay at home. But we can well imagine that you still want to get away safely. Enjoy the beach, the dunes and of course the colourful spring flowers. Where normally the whole world comes to see the blossoming flower fields during the flower season, this is not the case this year due to all the international travel restrictions.

Unfortunately, Keukenhof flower park has to remain closed due to national measures, but fortunately there are still many corona-proof opportunities to enjoy the tulip fields, the beach and the dunes.

Please note: always follow the corona rules during the activities. If the 1.5 metre rule is no longer applicable due to heavy traffic, the municipalities will close the roads until the roads are quieter again. For each activity we indicate where you can park your car. We will post the current situation on this website and on our Facebook page.

Cycling along the tulip fields

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cycle route along the tulip fields

Spring is the perfect time for a cycle route. There are several routes that allow you to discover the flowers but also the beach and the dunes. For an extra fun element, there are also electric bikes, delivery bikes, (parent/child) tandems, solexes and electric scooters for rent along the routes. This will make your visit to the flowers even more fun! Read all about it on the special route pages:

See here the bicycle rental locations along the cycle routes

Walking along the tulip fields

familiewandeling langs de tulpen
family walk along the tulips

Walking has become very popular in the past year. The Bollenstreek has an extensive walking network, which makes it easy to create and follow a route. The Keukenhof walking route of 20 km is very popular and can also be split up if desired.

Sightseeing tours along the tulip fields

Sightseeing TukTuk
Sightseeing TukTuk along the tulip fields

Would you like to enjoy the tulip fields in a unique way? Then take a look at the unique sightseeing tours. Go exploring with an electric Renault Twizy, scooter or tandem. Or let yourself be driven around by a private chauffeur in a unique electric TukTuk!

Holiday between the tulips and the beach of Holland

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Vakantie bij de tulpenvelden

Are you ready to really get away from it all? In the Bollenstreek and its surroundings, there are many nice holiday parks, hotels and b&b’s where you can safely book a stay. During your stay, you’ll have all the time in the world to really celebrate spring. Enjoy the flower fields, the beach and the dunes. In spring, most accommodations are also attractively priced. So book your holiday in the Netherlands and celebrate spring in the Bollenstreek.

Impact on the tulip season 2021

The tourist attractions listed below have an adjusted offer or are closed.

Small-scale flower gardens

Flower Attractions in Holland

In and around the Bollenstreek (flower region) are great flower attractions that are definitely worth a visit. These flower attractions are on a smaller scale than the Keukenhof flower park. Naturally, these attractions have also taken measures to ensure a safe visit.

  • Maximum number of visitors per day and time slot
  • Advance booking is required
  • The attractions are designed for the 1.5 metre guideline
  • There are additional hygiene measures at the attractions.

For the flower attractions, tickets must also be bought online in advance.

Flower attractions
Tulip farm De TulperijFun and educational (family) walking route along the bulb fields of The Tulperij + Take away catering from 1 April
Tulip Experience AmsterdamWill definitely remain closed until 20 April, but from 1 April onwards there is a nice bicycle arrangement to the tulips
The Tulip BarnOpen for take-away catering from 20 March
Museum De Zwarte TulpWill definitely remain closed until 11 May
FloriWorld in AalsmeerWill definitely remain closed until 11 May

Keukenhof flower park and Coronavirus

Keukenhof 2021 Lisse Holland
Keukenhof 2021 Lisse Holland

Update Keukenhof: We expect that Keukenhof will not open its doors again in 2021. The next possible date would be 11 May and the flower park would be open until 9 May 2021. Soon we will mention here the final opening dates for 2022.

Although Keukenhof is a walking park, with 15 km of footpaths along blossoming spring flowers, the park may not open on the planned 20 March 2021. This is, of course, a great disappointment for all concerned. Keukenhof has taken many measures to be able to open safely.

Keukenhof flower park opens its doors again in 2021 after almost two years. From Saturday 20 March to 9 May, visitors can enjoy more than 7 million spring flowers. In order to make a visit to Keukenhof in 2021 as safe as possible, Keukenhof has taken the following measures:

  • Maximum number of visitors per day
  • To avoid crowded moments, we work with time slots
  • It is mandatory to reserve your day and time slot in advance. This can be done here
  • The flower park is equipped for the 1.5 metre guideline
  • There is sufficient and clear information for visitors
  • There are extra hygienic measures in the park.
  • There are no guided tours in Keukenhof

As Keukenhof admits a limited number of visitors per day and time slot, it is compulsory to buy your ticket online and at the same time fix your visiting day and time of entry into the flower park.

Keukenhof
Entrance ticketNot available
Combiticket (bus+admission ticket)Not available
Boat trip along the tulip fieldsNot available
Bike rentalNot available

Flower Parade Holland and Corona

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Flower Parade in Holland

The Flower Parade Holland was planned for Saturday 17 April 2021. Unfortunately, the Flower Parade organisation has had to decide to cancel the big flower parade in 2021. This public event attracts a million visitors each year, and the Corona measures such as 1.5 metres distance cannot be complied with. Fortunately, the tulip fields will bloom as usual and we expect Keukenhof, the flower attractions and the cycle routes and sightseeing tours to continue (with the above measures, of course).

Current measures in Holland

For the coming months, the measures against the coronavirus will be even more restrictive. The following measures are currently in place in the Netherlands:

MeasuresFrom 28 April 2021
Hotels, B&Bs and Holiday resortsOpen (facilities such as restaurants and swimming pools are closed)
RestaurantsTerraces open to a limited extent + delivery and take-away possible
ShopsShops are allowed to open again from 28 April with a maximum number of visitors.
Day attractions such as museums, amusement parksClosed until at least 11 May
PoolsClosed until at least 11 May
LockdownCurfew lifted from 28 April

Hygiene rules in the Netherlands

In Holland, the RIVM guidelines are used for all activities. This means that a distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained and special attention must be paid to hygiene.

  • Keep 1.5 metres away from other people
  • Wash your hands regularly;
  • In indoor public places and public transport it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask
  • Cough and sneeze into the inside of your elbow;
  • If you have a cold, stay at home and get tested
  • If you have a fever, the whole family will stay at home and get tested

Frequently asked questions – FAQ

Can I travel to Holland?

There are many travel restrictions between countries in the world. Because of this, it may not be possible to travel from your destination to the Netherlands or only with a negative COVID-19 test. The situation regarding travel restrictions between countries is changing rapidly.

Check the Dutch government’s website for the latest information on travel restrictions.

Is a mouth mask compulsory in Holland?

Wearing a mouth mask is compulsory in Holland in all public places and public transport.

Can you go to the beach in Holland?

Yes, the beach is even an ideal place to relax. The beach has a lot of space so the 1.5 metres rule is easy to observe. However, when visiting the beach, take into account the possible crowds. Especially on sunny days, some beaches can be very crowded. Therefore, choose quieter beaches and come early or late to the beach.

You can also choose to spend the night near the beach, so that you can walk or cycle to the beach and avoid any traffic jams.

Are the restaurants, beach pavilions and terraces open

Yes, the terraces will be open from 12:00 to 18:00 from 28 April. There is also a limited capacity. Takeaway and delivery are also permitted.

Can you cycle, walk or sail?

Yes, cycling, walking and sailing are activities where it is easy to keep your distance. Junction networks have been constructed to make it easy to determine and follow your route.

Are group activities allowed?

No, currently you are allowed to be outside with a maximum of 2 people.

Are the hotels, holiday parks and campsites open?

All accommodations in Holland welcome guests. However, the facilities at the accommodations such as restaurants and swimming pools are closed.

Are the attractions such as museums, amusement parks and swimming pools open?

No, until 11 May all museums, swimming pools, amusement parks, cinemas and theatres are closed.

Are the shopping centres open?

Yes, the shopping centres are open. All shops have a maximum number of visitors.

Can you travel by public transport?

Yes, public transport runs. However, in the Netherlands it is compulsory to wear a mouth mask in public transport.

  • For current departure and arrival times check 9292.nl

More information on the coronavirus

For more information on the coronavirus and tips, visit the RIVM website or the World Health Organization website.




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