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The Dahlia Festival 2021 takes place from Tuesday, 10 August to Sunday, 17 October 2021. During these weeks you can once again enjoy the versatile dahlia summer flowers. There will be various show gardens where you can discover the most colourful flowers of the Netherlands. All the show gardens are linked to the Bollenstreek Flower Route. This 35-kilometre cycle route also passes the beach, the dunes and the charming flower villages of Lisse and Noordwijkerhout. Of course, there are also various sightseeing tours that you can take individually or in a group.

Dahlia Festival Activities

In 2021, activities can finally be organised again. Unfortunately, the corona still has an impact on events. The summer flower parade Bloemencorso Rijnsburg has been cancelled for the second time. But luckily there is so much that goes on! Below you will find an overview of the best Dahlia Festival activities for a flowery 2021.

Cycling on the Bollenstreek Flower Route | 35 km

Enjoy the icons of the Bollenstreek on a delightful cycling tour with the Flower Route. The cycle route is 35 kilometres long and takes you along the beach, the dunes and various dahlia show gardens in the bulb region. You will also enjoy beautiful monuments and the charming villages of Noordwijkerhout and Lisse. Highlights are the dahlia garden in the Keukenhof castle gardens and a visit to the Tulperij.

Of course you can also cycle the flower route with your own bike. Don’t feel like taking your own bike? Then rent a bike from one of the bike rentals in the Bollenstreek.

Guided bike tour along the dahlia show gardens

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Guided bike tour along the dahlia show gardens

Besides the individual flower route, you can also opt for the guided dahlia bike tour. A local guide will show you the most beautiful places and tell you everything about the Bollenstreek and the cultivation of bulbs and dahlias. You can participate with your own bike or book the tour including a rental bike. The guided bike tour is offered on the weekends of the Dahlia Festival 2021.

Dahlia Gardens at Keukenhof Castle

The Keukenhof castle gardens are beautiful every summer and from 10 August to 17 October you can enjoy them even more. This year the dahlia show gardens are extra large so you can enjoy the beautiful summer flowers even more with Keukenhof Castle in the background. Visiting the Keukenhof show gardens is free of charge. Parking is also free!

Tulip Farm The Tulperij

In spring, the Tulperij is already a beautiful place with flowering tulip fields, but this cosy bulb farm is also open during the Dahlia Festival. The CNB Dahlia Show Garden offers a very colourful environment and the flower greenhouse is the right place for a delicious cup of coffee or tea. You can also visit De Tulperij to buy your tulip bulbs. You can’t get them fresher than this.

The Tulperij is open in the (late) summer from 10 August to 17 October 2021. Opening hours Tuesday to Sunday: 9.30-17.00. The Tulperij is closed on Mondays.

Renault Twizy Dahlia GPS-Tour

Experience the enchanting dahlia flower fields at their best! Enjoy the colours, the scents and park the Twizy at designated stops such as one of the largest dahlia flower fields in Europe, an authentic dahlia flower farm and the dahlia show garden at Keukenhof Castle. The audio tour tells you everything you need to know about the area and shares fun dahlia facts. This GPS tour can only be booked from 10 August to 17 October 2021. Price & duration: € 85 for a 3-hour GPS audio tour for 2 people.

Electric scooter tour along the summer flowers

Elektrische scooter verhuur Noordwijk

Electric scooters are the hit of 2021 and it’s hard to imagine the Bollenstreek without them. No wonder, because with the quiet electric scooter you can enjoy the beach, the dunes and the beautiful dahlia show gardens in a sustainable way. The electric scooter is also allowed to drive through the dunes, which makes a ride with the e-scooter something special.

FloriWorld in Aalsmeer

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FloriWorld flower experience Aalsmeer

Not far from the Bollenstreek, in the flower village of Aalsmeer, lies the unique flower and plant attraction FloriWorld. At FloriWorld you will experience flowers in a unique way. The combination of innovative projections and real flowers and plants make FloriWorld a unique experience. FloriWorld is an indoor location and therefore ideal when it rains or you just want to stay out of the heat.

Events during the Dahlia Festival

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Dahlia Festival 2021 Evening Events

During the period of the Dahlia Festival, there are many flower-related events in the Bollenstreek area.

In addition to these events, there are many other events during the summer, such as tourist markets and the various festival weeks with fairs in the onion-growing area. Check our agenda for the best events.

Hotel during Dahlia Festival 2021

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Overnight stays during the Dahlia Festival 2021

During the Dahlia Festival there are so many activities in the Bollenstreek that the day is actually too short. Especially if you want to combine your visit with the beach, the dunes and a visit to one of the historic towns of the Netherlands. So come and enjoy the Bollenstreek for more than just one day. Choose a hotel near the beach or a hotel near the dahlia show gardens.

See the dahlia show gardens on Flowermap.nl

Want to know exactly where the show gardens are? From 10 August 2021 you will find them all on the flowermap.nl below.

Tips Bollenstreek

Come and enjoy between beach and city and discover Holland from the most beautiful holiday region of the Netherlands. View our tips below.

 
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