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Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

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Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

Hi All,

Besides Keukenhof Garden and the fields surrounding it - are there any other nice places to see tulips? I'm particularly interested in photography. Will be visiting 22-23 Apr with my husband. In case it helps - we are a couple on our early 30's.

Thank you in advance for your kind guidance.

Edited: 11:29 am, March 10, 2013
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1. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

There are several areas where you can find tulip fields in the Netherlands

In the top of North Holland around the villages Breezand and Anna Paulowna or in the Noord-Oost polder around Emmeloord.

The area around Keukenhof is very easy to reach by public transport (and by renting a bike at Keukenhof) for the other areas you need a car to get there.

Nina

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2. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

thank you Nina for the insight

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3. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

You will get breathtaking views of colourful tulip fields if you take the train between Haarlem and Leiden. The train journey is short (20 min.), but magnificent !

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4. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

More tulips and other bulb fields:

- between Schagen and Callantsoog (North Holland)

(flickr.com/photos/…set-72157624455896926)

- Noordoostpolder (around Emmeloord)

( http://www.flickr.com/photos/vtveen/7134881899/in/set-72157629947120627)

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5. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

Eirelover, great input - is there a train stop recommended between Haarlem and Leiden so I can step out and admire the fields from up close? I like photography and like to take my time.

Vtveen - thanks for the pictures - looks beautiful. Can't hardly wait ^^

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6. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

The best you can do when you love to take pictures (like myself) is renting a bike. You can rent bikes at the Keukenhof or at Leiden Central station. From there you can drive through the fields and stop everywhere you want. The same for the fields in the north. You can rent bikes at Alkmaar station and explore the fields from there.

See my picturers of the fields of 2012 at: https:/…

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7. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

brilliant - thanks everyone for the help

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"You can rent bikes at Alkmaar station and explore the fields from there."

Better rent a bike in Schagen - closer to the flower fields. See my tip on Virtual Tourist:

- members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1fc996/

- members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/1fc135/

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9. Re: Tulips - Besides Keukenhof?

thanks a lot - very helpful ^^

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