Spring is back in full swing and that means the flower bulbs are in bloom in the famous fields of Egmond aan Zee, Egmond aan den Hoef and Egmond-Binnen.
The colorful sea of flowers is a sight to behold every year and attracts many visitors from home and abroad. The area around Egmond is known for its vast bulb fields where tulips, hyacinths and daffodils, among others, grow.
The fresh air and the view of the colorful blooms make a visit to Egmond during this time extra special. In this article, we would like to tell you more about the bulb fields and what there is to see and do in the area during this blooming period.
The bulb fields are in full bloom
The bulb fields are in full bloom from late March through mid-May. This is the ideal time to explore the area and enjoy the splashes of color. The area around Egmond is not only popular for its flower bulbs, but also for
the dunes and the beach
. It is therefore a wonderful combination to take a walk or bike ride through the bulb fields and along the coastline.
In Egmond itself there are also various activities during this period. For example, there is the annual Flower Days in Limmen, where various objects are decorated with flowers and there is a
is. Hiking and
bicycle tours are organized
along the bulb fields and there is the opportunity to visit a bulb farm.
The Flower Bulb Museum in Limmen
For those who want to learn more about the history of flower bulbs after admiring them, a visit to the Flower Bulb Museum in Limmen is highly recommended. Here you will learn all about the history of flower bulbs and their cultivation.
Also, don’t forget to enjoy the local delicacies. The Egmond area is home to a variety of local produce, including the famous Salty Potato. There are also several cozy restaurants and beach bars where you can enjoy a snack and drink.
In short, a visit to the flower bulb fields of Egmond is a unique experience you don’t want to miss during the spring season. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, flying or simply enjoying the splashes of color, the Egmond area has something for everyone.
Cycling routes along the bulb fields
The bike ride is about 3 hours and provides an opportunity to escape from daily stress. You can relax and enjoy the surroundings
There is an old park forest in Bergen. In 1662 the forest was a country estate of a wealthy family, and hidden among the trees are many small pools and romantic lakes
This bike route is perfect for a day out with friends. You can relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery while cycling with plenty of breaks.
From Egmond-Binnen cycle to Beverwijk and Wijk aan Zee then back via the Egmond dunes. Here you can enjoy cycling in an area behind the dune tops.
This bicycle route offers the best of both worlds: The historic cheese city of Alkmaar and the nature around Egmond aan Zee.
Start at Bike Shop Egmond and cycle through the dunes and along the bulb fields to the cozy Alkmaar. Here you will encounter the beautiful North Mill,
The bike route starts at Bike Shop Egmond, You will ride through the beautiful landscape full of bulb fields and make a stop at De Bleek, the famous dune area.
Cycle and enjoy the cozy seaside towns of Bergen aan Zee and Egmond aan Zee and experience the Schoorl Dunes, with shifting dunes, forests and heathlands.
Biking to the Three Egmonds. No matter from which side you approach the 3 Egmonden, from Alkmaar, Heiloo, Castricum, Bergen aan Zee, Uitgeest or Bergen and whether you cycle through the meadows, the dunes or along the bulb fields, it is always a wonderful, varied ride on a good bike path.
The Bulb region in Egmond developed toward the end of the 16th century and into the 17th century. Tulip mania played an important role.