Tulip Festival

Update may 9:

- We are sorry, the tulips are all gone.

- The tulipfields can not be visited anymore.

- The other activities can still be visited on may 10 and may 11. 

- May 11 is national windmill day. Please come and visit! Due to the preparations, the windmills will be closed at may 10. 



Tulip Festival - Fridays and saturdays from april 12 to may 11

Prefer information in Dutch? Liever Nederlandstalige info, kalender en routes? Klik hier.

Visit our very own Tulip Festival this spring and get the full Dutch experience! You can easily spend and entire day admiring the flower fields, visiting the Windmills of the only still working Mill course in Holland, climbing the historic tower in the centre of Nieuwkoop en taking in the stunning views. Don’t forget to visit the poldermuseum to learn all about our history and the way we manage to live miles below sea level. Enjoy the smalltown lifestyle with the locals.

 Your trip to Holland wont get any better! No queues of people, just a relaxing but exciting experience. Discover the authentic Dutch living in the charming village of Nieuwkoop, surrounded by lakes and nature reserves. Don’t hesitate to bring your children along, they will love it! The bike route and hiking route will take you to all the places you can’t miss, including a few of the best restaurants and sunny terraces. This will be a visit you won’t regret, and certainly one you won’t forget.  

Due to the perfect location of Nieuwkoop, it’s also ideal for a longer stay. You will find yourself right in the middle of the Green Hart of Holland, only a 35 minutes drive from Amsterdam and all the other most intriguing cities of the Netherlands. Here you will have the best of both worlds: an exciting citytrip to Amsterdam, Utrecht, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Leiden, Delft or Haarlem and a peaceful stay in the beautiful countryside. Have a look at the variety of amazing B&B's, campgrounds, holiday homes and small hotels Nieuwkoop has to offer.

 What to see and do during the festival period?

 Visit the highlight of the festival, the tulip fields themselves! Discover what makes them so special, and stop by for some local cheese and other products at farmer Jan’s shop 

If you would like to expend your trip, plan a visit to the nearby the Park Zegersloot, Birdspark Avifauna and Themepark Archeon in Alphen aan den Rijn.

Please find biking routes, hiking routes and a car route here.


Location Tulip fields and tourist information: Nieuwveenseweg 102, 2435 NW Zevenhoven 

Location historic and poldermuseum: Noordenseweg 23, 2421 XW Nieuwkoop

Location Reghthuystoren, boat trip and city center: Reghthuysplein, 2421 BE Nieuwkoop

Location Forge Museum: Zuideinde 33, Nieuwkoop

Location Wooden shoes / clogs: Achtienkavels 21, 2445 NA Aarlanderveen

Location Animal farm and playground: Anne Hendrik Kooistrastraat 130, 2441 CP Nieuwveen

Location Windmills: Kerkvaartsweg 61, 2445 AC Aarlanderveen

Participating restaurants, tea gardens and expositions along the routes.