A definitive symbol of Dutch culture

Wake up and smell the tulips

Tulips are synonymous with the Netherlands and have inspired many great artists and authors such as Alexandre Dumas. The Netherlands is full of these wonderful kaleidoscopic flowers and if you’re in Amsterdam in the spring then it’s definitely worth the trip to the tulip fields in Bollenstreek which is a short 20 minutes away. These colours will dazzle and impress as they stretch far into the distance. For those who suffer from hay fever, don’t forget to pack your antihistamines! If you’re strapped for time, fear not! There are plenty of tulips to be viewed in the city centre of Amsterdam at the Tulip Museum and during the Tulip Festival which occurs in April.