Activities in Hoorn – Tulip fields
Visit the tulip fields around Hoorn
If you think of Holland, you most likely also think of tulips! The Netherlands is well known for this iconic and beautiful flower. Tulip time in Holland is a short period, where you are able to visit the different tulip fields around Amsterdam and in the north of the Netherlands. Hoorn and the surrounding region ‘West-Friesland’, are known for the most beautiful flower fields. You can even jump on an old steam train and enjoy the tulip field, while enjoying this iconic train ride. You might think all this buzz is about the actual flower. But you might not realize, that most of these beautiful tulip fields are actually all about the bulb! Most of the flowers will be cut and discarded. By cutting down the flower, all of the energy flows to the actual bulb, which helps to grow larger and stronger bulbs. Tulip bulbs are a major export product of the Netherlands and therefore economically very important.
More information about the Tulip fields around Hoorn
When to see tulips?
Plan your trip well, because unfortunately you can’t enjoy these tulips the whole year round. Tulip time is only a short period of time between mid March and mid May. During tulip season, tulip bulbs transform to the most beautiful flowers. During this time you can find the most beautiful tulips fields around Hoorn. Only 10 minutes from the city center of Hoorn, you can find different tulip farms with the many unique tulip fields. From yellow, to orange to red and purple, you’ll be able to find all kinds of colors on these colorful fields.
Where to see tulips?
The top part of Holland is also knows as ‘North-Holland’, with regions such as ‘West-Friesland’ covering a big part of that. West-Friesland is well known for agriculture and it’s large meadows. Hoorn is also part of the West-Friesland region and makes it the perfect starting point to explore the surrounding tulip fields. You can find the most beautiful tulip fields around Venhuizen, de Goorn, Berkhout, Wieringerwerf and Obdam. All of these places are just within 15 minutes from Hoorn. To make it even easier for you, we have created a simple ’tulip map’. This map highlights the most beautiful tulip fields around Hoorn.
How to get to the tulip fields around Hoorn?
The easiest way to get to the tulip fields is by car or bike. If you are visiting by car, you can either go and take the A7 if you’re planning to go into the direction of Wieringerwerf. If you are planning to go into the direction of Venhuizen, you can take the N506. If you are planning to go by bike, you might consider staying a little closer to the city center of Hoorn. You can either go in the direction of ‘Berkhout’ and ‘de Goorn’ (5km from the city center) or towards the direction of ‘Venhuizen’ (12km from the city center).
Tip: you can rent bikes in the city center of Hoorn. On a beautiful spring day, it’s a great way to explore the surrounding area of Hoorn by biking towards the tulip fields
Steamtram from Hoorn to Medemblik
Take a ride while enjoying the surrounding tulip fields
Our favorite option is to take the steam tram from Hoorn to Medemblik. The steamtrain’s track literally runs between the different tulip fields. What a great way to enjoy the tulip fields.
Tulip tour on a real tulip farm
Enter the fields & learn more about this unique flower
The best way to get close to the tulips, is to book a tulip tour! Our partner’s tulip farm offers more than 50 different tulips. Take your photos in the middle of the tulip fields and get familiar with what it takes to grow tulips.
Find the best tulip fields around Hoorn!
We know it can be quite a challenge to find the most beautiful tulip fields. That’s why we already did the research for you! Check out this Tulip Map of tulip fields around Hoorn. Within 15 minutes you can enjoy the most beautiful tulip fields.