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Tuliproute Noordoostpolder 2021


From April 16 to May 9


Depending on the then applicable measures with regard to Covid

Welcome to Noordoostpolder

                 

In the Noordoostpolder you will find the largest plots with flower bulbs in the Netherlands. In your car or on your bike you can drive along the tulip fields. Last year the route could not continue due to Covid, this year there is a route but there are now considerably fewer activities. Perhaps the Horeca has not yet opened.

Should circumstances worsen because of Covid, strict measures will have to be followed everywhere. It is advisable to check the websites regularly if you wish to visit them.

There are signs to follow along the route              See Map to the tulipfields

The Noordoostpolder has become one of the most important areas of

bulbcultivation of the world


 The close relationship between the gardens and the surrounding tulipfields draw visitors from all over the world. These bulb/plant-loving gardenvisitors often return in summertime to enjoy a surprising metamorphosis of the gardens, again burst with color. Once the bulbs start to fade the gardenowners make the show going on by succesional planting of roses, clematis, shrubs, grasses, a wide range of often rare perennials and annuals and of course summerflowering bulbs.

During the Tuliproute the gardens are only open by appointement

Map to the Four Gardens


During the Tuliproute there is also the possibility to visit four large stunning private gardens, all about 4000 m2,where thousands of tulips are artfully scattered among a variety of plants. The result is a relaxed bland of tones and textures that feels more at home in casual surroudings than the old-school tulip uniformity .One of the most pleasing aspects of the four gardens is the effect of mingling countless Tulips and Daffodils with a wide range of miscellaneous bulbs and lots of perennials, shrubs and trees.

This creates an eyecatching Springfeature.

Impression of the Tuliproute