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Amsterdam Tulip Festival 2022 | Spring Flowers, Flower Parades, Events & More

Amsterdam Tulip Festival | March 24th to May 15th, 2022

The Netherlands, also considered the land of flowers, is a sight for sore eyes during the spring season. Every year, Amsterdam, the capital of the country, conducts the Amsterdam tulip festival to celebrate the arrival of the spring season. This marks the beginning of spring in Holland. Keukenhof Gardens are the main attraction during the festival with tulips and other flowers of several colors and varieties on display.

Several flower events are conducted during the festival, and each event gives a different experience to the visitors. With so many options available, picking the best events is difficult. Read on to learn about the four best events in the tulip festival to help you plan your visit.

What is the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

yellow and purple tulips in keukenhof gardens

Amsterdam tulip season starts at the end of March and continues till the end of May, and the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2022 will be held from March 24th to May 15th which is the best time to see tulips in Holland.

The tulip festival hours at Keukenhof Gardens are from 8 AM to 7:30 PM, Monday to Sunday.

The Amsterdam Tulip Festival is the celebration of the arrival of spring. Tulip flowers bloom during the spring season, and hence, the festival time is the best time to see tulips in Holland. Every year, more than a million visitors flood to Amsterdam to welcome the spring and wander the streets of the city, enjoying the breathtaking beauty of tulips.

Keukenhof Gardens, flower parade, and tulip fields in full bloom are some of the best attractions of the festival.

Tulip Festival Highlights

The colorful flower fields filled with bloomed flowers make the spring festival of Amsterdam special. During the festival, most parts of Amsterdam turn picture-perfect adorning all the colors and beauty of tulips and other flowers. The Amsterdam tulip festival is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam, as this opens a chance to witness the most vibrant sight of the year. Out of all the events that are being conducted during the spring, the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2022, the blooming tulip fields, the magnificent flower parade, and a visit to a real farm is something the visitors must not miss out on.

keukenhof gardens with blooming tulips and visitors walking around
pink tulip field in amsterdam
tulip farm

Tulip Farms

Visiting a real tulip farm and enjoying the awe-striking beauty of millions of blooming tulips is one of the best experiences of the Amsterdam tulip festival. The tulip farms are of two types. One grows flower bulbs, while the other cultivates flowers. While the first kind of farm mainly concentrates on cultivating and selling flower bulbs for all the gardeners around the world, the other sells the flowers that adorn the shelves of the flower shops all over the globe.

The flower farms that visitors enjoy most during the festival are mostly from the gardeners who grow tulip bulbs but don't sell the flowers. The flowers that are grown for shops are mostly cultivated in large greenhouses. The flowers that are grown in the fields are more attractive and can be enjoyed in their purest form.

flower parade in amsterdam

Amsterdam Flower Parade

All the events conducted during the spring season in Amsterdam are connected with flowers, especially tulips. This is why spring is considered the best time to see tulips in Holland. The flower parade is one of the most attractive events of the spring festival, and the most popular among them is the Flower parade Bollenstreek.

The parade showcases several floats decorated with hyacinths, daffodils, tulips, and other flowers. Each year the parade represents a different theme, and the theme of the Keukenhof Flower Parade for 2022, which will be held on 23rd April, is freedom. Keukenhof boulevard is one of the best spots to enjoy the parade at its fullest. Since it is located in front of Keukenhof park, the visitors can easily combine these two experiences.

Flower Shows at Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2022

The Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands organizes several flower shows during the spring season. Here’s a list of the shows happening this year in case you’re planning a visit.

indoor flower show at keukenhof gardens

Oranje Nassau Pavilion

  • Hyacinths and Tulip Show: March 24th – March 29th
  • Freesia and Gerbera Show: March 31st – April 5th
  • Rose Show: April 7th – April 12th
  • Daffodils and Special Bulb Show: April 14th – April 18th
  • Alstroemeria: April 20th – April 25th
  • Lisianthus: April 27th – May 2nd
  • Chrysanthemums and Calla Show: May 4th – May 9th
  • Carnation and Summer Flowers Show: May 11th – May 15th
indoor flower show at keukenhof

Beatrix Pavilion

Anthurium and Orchid Show: March 24th – May 15th

Willem-Alexander Pavilion

  • Flower and Plant Show: March 24th – May 15th

Other Flower Shows at the Keukenhof Gardens

  • Holland Heritage Weekend: April 1st – April 3rd
  • Romance at Keukenhof: May 7th – May 8th

Frequently Asked Questions About Amsterdam Tulip Festival

Q. When is Amsterdam Tulip Festival taking place in 2022?

A. The Amsterdam Tulip Festival is taking place from March 24th to May 15th in 2022, after almost 3 years of closure. The Amsterdam Flower Parade is set to take place on April 23rd, 2022.

Q. What is the best time to see tulips in Amsterdam?

A. The best time to see tulips in Amsterdam is from mid-April to mid-May. This is when the tulips are on display in their full, blooming glory. Read more about the Tulip Festival hours here.

Q. What are some of the things to do at the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

A. The Amsterdam Tulip Festival marks the beginning of spring in the city. The city is adorned with flowers and to make the most of it, you must plan your visit to Keukenhof Gardens, sightsee blooming tulip fields, and tulip farms. The Amsterdam Flower Parade is beautiful to witness and shouldn't be missed.

Q. Can I buy tickets to the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

A. Yes, you can buy Keukenhof Gardens tickets to witness the Amsterdam Tulip Festival.

Q. Where is the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

A. While the Amsterdam Tulip Festival is celebrated throughout the city, Keukenhof Gardens are the main spring season attraction in Amsterdam. The Keukenhof Flower Parade 2022 will take place on April 23rd.

Q. What is the best place to see tulips during the Amsterdam Tulip Festival?

A. The entire city of Amsterdam celebrates the Tulip Festival with full gusto. However, if you wish to see endless tulip beds in full bloom, the best place to see tulips during the Amsterdam Tulip Festival is Keukenhof Gardens.

Q. What month do the tulips bloom in Amsterdam?

A. While there are many flowers that bloom during spring in Amsterdam, the popular tulips that have given the name to the Amsterdam Tulip Festival bloom in mid-April. The blooming of the flowers is heavily dependent on the weather.

Q. Where can I buy tickets to Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2022?

A. There are many tickets and guided tours with transfers from Amsterdam available for the Keukenhof Tulip Festival 2022. Book your tickets here.