Holland’s largest contiguous area with tulip fields is blooming near the village Anna Paulowna about 60 km north of Amsterdam. Here the smell of hyacinthfields is overwhelming. Holland’s romantic heart beats. Feel it. Love is just a romance away.
We visited the fields recently on April 22 2015. The weather was not so good. But under an overcast sky we took the magnificent pictures in the gallery right below. Yet, the flowering season has not reached the top. So if you are in Holland next week (April 26 2015) make a trip to Anna Paulowna. Follow the N 249 and about 15 km north of Alkmaar the Bulb-Region begins. The landscape is modern yet monumental with ancient farmhouses and Wind-Mills are scattered all over the place.
On tour through the Tulip Fields
On sunday May 3, 2015 many landowners give access to the public to cross their fields on foot. Tours start between 7.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m at Belkmerweg 65, 1753 GD Sint Maartenszee and Camping de Nollen, Westerweg 8, 1756 JD Callantsoog. You can make a trip of 30 km if you want. Depending on the weather dates may change here you find exact information about going across the tulip fields on foot.
From Amsterdam to the Tulipfields
Take the train to the village Schagen. The direct train leaves from Amsterdam Central Railway Station from Platform 8a (10 and 40 minutes past the hour). Once you get to Schagen you bike or walk in the direction op Stolpen and Sint Maartenszee. Believe me, you cannot miss the flower fields. Have a nice trip. Choose a sunny day.
If you plan your trip well in advance and you organise an OV-Chipcard to travel with discount on Dutch public transport you can rent a bike at any railway station and take a late train back to your hotel in Amsterdam. If you want to escape the the hustle and hastiness of the Amsterdam you better stay in the heart of the flower region and book a hotel.