This Is The Best Time Of Year To Visit The Netherlands

You don't have to be Dutch to appreciate the beauty, culture, and rich history of the Netherlands. Consistently named as one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world per CNN,  the Netherlands is a wonderful place to visit for both seasoned and budding travelers. You can delight in the relaxing yet joyful atmosphere of many Dutch cities and activities. 

Content creator and traveler Rosie Millard has the extensive Amsterdam bucket list for those looking into a trip to the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, she recommends taking on the Moco Museum to venture into the artistic and cultural history of the country. For a bird's eye view, you can go to the A'DAM Lookout and Swing — so long as you aren't too afraid of heights. After a full day of exploring, you can relax on a canal cruise to get even more views of the city. So you know you want to visit the Netherlands but don't know when to plan your trip? Luckily for you, the perfect time of year for a Dutch adventure is just around the corner.

Spring is the best time of year to go to the Netherlands

No time of year is comparable to spring in the Netherlands. The country blooms with vibrant tulips and joyful festivities as the winter fades away. With the mild weather, every backcountry explorer would feel at home in nature while hiking and bike riding, all with the country's infamous tulips take on their full blooms.

The country's major holiday, King's Day, occurs in the springtime. If you want a deep dive into Dutch culture and what the country of Holland celebrates, you should plan your trip to coincide with this holiday on the 27th of April, according to the government's website. Make sure you pack orange to wear so you don't stick out in the crowds!

But one of the biggest tourist attractions for the Netherlands is the budding tulips that take full bloom in the spring. April is the best month to see the tulips, according to the government's guide. More than 7 million flowers bloom during this month, so mark it on your calendar and get your plans in order now.

Where to see tulips in Netherlands

Keukenhof is reportedly the best place in the Netherlands to see Dutch tulips in full bloom. According to the government's website, more than 7 million flowers bloom in this park alone. About half an hour from other major tourist sites and cities like the Hague, Haarlem, Leiden, and Amsterdam, Keukenhof is a quick addition to your trip to the Netherlands. The largest flower park in the world, Keukenhof's flowers bloom from mid-March and mid-May. And it's not just tulips that will dazzle your senses in this array of gardens and pavilions. Keukenhof has flowers for every garden lover, including hyacinths, daffodils, orchids, roses, carnations, irises, lilies, and more.

Nearby Keukenhof, the city of Lisse hosts many bicycle tours to get extensive views of the Keukenhof garden and tulip region of the Netherlands. You can rent a bike and decide which route suits you best while among the vast sea of flowers.