Do you have a day off and is the weather nice? If so, go out and enjoy all the beautiful colors of the blooming bulb fields. Go out and admire all those beautiful colors up close. Where do you need to be for all those colors
When are the bulb fields in bloom?
Maybe it is good to know when the bulb fields are actually in bloom. It is difficult to predict the exact flowering period: it varies per season and depends on the weather. The early bloomers are the daffodils. From the end of March to mid-April, the bulb fields of Sint Maartenszee and Petten are dominated by daffodils. They usually start blooming from the end of March. After this, it is the turn of the fragrant hyacinths. You can smell that wonderful scent from the beginning to the end of April. The tulips are the last to bloom and are usually at their best from mid-April to early May.
We are proud that the largest contiguous flower bulb area in the world is located in the north of Noord-Holland. The area on the coast from Petten – Sint Maartenszee to Den Helder is transformed into one large beautiful colorful bulb field in the spring.
One of the highlights in our area is the Bloeiende Zijpe event. Especially the colorful cycling and walking tours through the Zijpepolder are unique. During the Bloeiende Zijpe cycling and walking day, flower bulb growers give permission to cycle or walk across their farm bulb land.
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Anna Paulowna Flower Days
The Flower Days in Anna Paulowna and Breezand: Here you can enjoy more than a hundred mosaics, moving pieces, decorated streets and bridges. (unfortunately cancelled in 2021)
Polder garden Anna Paulowna
Take a walk through the freely accessible Polder Garden. The garden is also known as a miniature of Keukenhof.
Land van Fluwel in Sint Maartenszee
Children take their parents to the land of Fluwel in Sint Maartenszee. Discover the history of the tulip with an audio tour, take the plunge on the Barefoot Trail, push your limits in the Adventure Play Paradise, and rise to great heights on the 10-meter-high Watchtower. This offers an enchanted view of the flowering bulb fields in the spring and the Petten dunes all year round. Afterwards, let yourself be pampered in a great way in restaurant De Kneinsberg!
Flower bulb wagon
Step into the Flower bulb wagon at Land van Fluwel. This tractor with train drives through the bulb fields three times a day. A unique flower bulb experience including coffee and something sweet. (For up-to-date information, please check the website of Bloeiend Zijpe.)
Pick yourself a colorful bouquet of tulips at the Floratuin in Julianadorp. During Kleurrijk Julianadorp, a lot of activities are organized that focus on the tulip: from a walking day to workshops and fun excursions.
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