Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

THE BEAUTIFUL DUTCH FLOWER FIELDS

Dutch flower fields – Copyright @ LosAngelas

In this time of year it’s great to live where I live, which is a the edge of the bollenstreek or “flower area” Tourists from all over the world make a stop here to enjoy the sight of these flower power fields and no wonder, cause on a sunny day, as it was when I drove through there, the colors are so beautiful and intense.

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

When you have the change to buy some of tulips or hyacinths, grab the opportunity to brighten up your house with a bit of dutch spring colors.

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch Flower Fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Update: 3 May – Since I have made it onto Freshly Pressed and this post is greatly visited, I decided to add a couple more photos 🙂

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

Dutch flower fields - Copyright @ LosAngelas

250 comments
  1. Beautiful pictures, Angela! Adrian

    1. Thanks Adrian! 🙂

      1. yes, thank you! 🙂

    2. yes these are so beautiful photos. Allah made this earth perfact.

    3. find your true love on there,i promise,

      1. 🙂 Who knows! 🙂

    4. yes! and to add to that … stunning colours!

  2. Brings back memories these photos, thanks for sharing them!

    1. thanks Cindy! have you ever visited this area?

      1. Yes a friend of mine is living in Haarlem and we visited the Keukenhof a few times and the area around it,

  3. Lovely Pictures Angela. I sell flowers and you have really captured them – well done 🙂

    1. thanks John! from a person who sees them every day, that’s a great compliment!

  4. Wow very nice!! Its almost in good time to celebrate the Queen’s birthday 🙂

    1. Thank you! and yes, we had a great Queensday 2 days ago, I have shared my impression of it here, hope you enjoy it 🙂

      http://losangelas.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/koninginnedag-queensday-in-haarlem/

  5. Beautiful flowers and beautiful photos!!!

    1. Thank you so much!! 😀

  6. What a stunning place to live – you’re so lucky. Beautiful flower photos!

    1. Yes, this area is amazing this time a year, especially when the sun shines, the colors almost explode! and it’s just a 15 minute drive from my house….

  7. beautiful flowers…just a glimpse of how beautiful their Creator is. ^_^

    1. aahhhhh! that’s too kind 🙂 Thank you!!

      1. yes you’re beautiful too because you Creator is beautiful 🙂

  8. These are amazing! When I went to Holland I never saw them and in my mind before I went I expected them to be everywhere lol! They do look lovely. Nice pics.

    1. thank you! no unfortunately these fields are not all over the country, but if you are here in spring you can easily visit them

  9. Great photos! I drove past some fields like that once in the area of Salinas, California… it’s incredible to see those patches of color stretching out like blocks on a quilt.

    1. Thanks!! yes, those fields are so beautiful, just patches of colors!

  10. Those are astonishingly beautiful! My favorite is of the streak of purple across the flower garden!

    1. Thank you, Scott, glad you enjoyed it!

  11. I miss the time when I could see the fields from my window, when I stayed in Noordwijk last year around this time. Absolutely beautiful! Sadly I never got time to take pictures.

    1. Oh, Noordwijk, is not too far from here. Do you still live in the Netherlands?

      1. Ik kom uit Friesland! 😉

        1. Oh te gek! ook leuk om meer nederlanders op wordpress te leren kennen op deze manier 🙂 !

          1. Jaa! Idd! Ik las net je ‘About Me’, en zag dat je ook Nederlands bent. Ik dacht: “Hé. Dat is toevallig!”

  12. Very nice flowers, I should go to Dutch and get some for my wife!

    1. haha! if you don’t live too far… you will make your wife very happy 🙂

  13. Its a time for flowers, everyone here giving out ‘Le Muguet’ (Lily of the Valley) yesterday, a gesture of goodwill and bringer of happiness.

    1. Oh yes, flower so bright up your house and your garden/balcony. I did not know that Lily of the Valley brought happiness, maybe I should plant some in my garden 🙂

      1. I just wrote a post about it yesterday and the meanings of a number of other flowers, come and visit if you are interested.

  14. awesome… nice your photo’s guys..
    nice to meet you…

    1. Thank you very much! And nice to meet you too!

  15. Reblogged this on travelwyse and commented:
    Beautiful!

  16. very beautiful flowers…i like see that

  17. Reblogged this on Gooische Koppen and commented:
    for my ‘foreign’ readers: just a beuatiful blog with gorgeous photos. I am Dutch, live in England (Glastonbury, Somerset) and in Enkhuizen. When driving from Amsterdam to Enkhuizen, I pass the colorful strips of bulbs. How could I have not reblog this? Enjoy!

  18. thank you angela!the work of those ones are very hard,i suppose.

    1. thank you 🙂 !

  19. Hey I’m from Holland and love your post!!

    1. Bedankt, Te Gek! 🙂

  20. Reblogged it with much pleasure for the ‘foreign’ readers on my blogs. Wanted to take pictures for two weeks now.. didn’t do it. Thanks for your blog, saved me from getting out of my car and standing close to a very busy road!!

  21. Love seeing your pictures, made me feel a bit homesick though! I’m from Holland but moved to England 11 years ago. I love all flowers but tulips in particular, and nobody does tulips better than the Dutch!

    1. Ah, dank je! Engeland is ook mooi, maar dit soort landschappen zie je natuurlijk alleen maar hier 🙂 lekker oer-Hollands

  22. Wat leuk — je bent Freshly Pressed, gefeliciteerd!

    1. JA, thanks!! te gek he?! ik super blij, al de hele ochtend!! 🙂

    1. thank you for sharing! 🙂

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  24. Beautiful images. Love the colour and depth of field that you have used.

    1. Thanks very much 🙂 !!

  25. I’ve been there once, and it is unforgettably beautiful. I hope to return some day.

    1. how lovely, that you have such great memories of it!

  26. Yes, the colors are so beautiful and intense, I love the pics and the flowers.
    Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed!

    1. Thank you very much! Being on the Freshly Pressed page is amazing, I can’t get the smile of my face!

  27. Hy i’m from Drachten ja ja Friesland leuke foto’s!!!

    1. Hey, leuk! ik zoek altijd naar leuke nederlandse blogs op wordpress (.com), en met deze post trek je ze wel aan, zeg!
      Bedankt voor je bezoekje 🙂

  28. Too much Beautiful Scenries

    1. thank you very much!!

  29. If you get the chance, in Ottawa Ontario, the tulips festival happens in early may. As a gift from the Dutch people in gratitude for housing the Dutch Royal family during WWII, the tulips are planted and thousands come to see the majestic colour of the flower beds. Of course, it is gorgeous to see the original tulips beds in this blog. Thank you for sharing!

    1. That also must be a magnificent sight! Hope you get to take some photos of those.
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  30. If you are a tulip and grape hyacinth fanatic, you must see the grounds around Topkapi Palace in Istanbul as well. -“tarotworldtour”

    1. thanks for the tip! 🙂

  31. Where I live, we have fields of corn. What a treat to see fields of flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Haha, yes I can imagine that corn doesn’t give you a happy spring feeling 🙂
      Thanks!

  32. what a beautiful sight it must be… 🙂 thanks for sharing!

    1. thank you & thanks for visiting!

  33. Really beautiful pictures! I lived in Leeuwarden, but never got the chance to see the fields of tulips in the south. Although you could pretty much find them anywhere to see them in fields like that is magnificent! Great work!

    1. Shame you did not get to see it, but Friesland has other beautiful sights, I suppose!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    1. thank you very much! 🙂

  34. Oooh! Ahhh! These photos are so stunning.

    1. Thank you so much, and thanks for visiting! 🙂

  35. Beautiful images. Reminds me of my childhood days living in Holland. 🙂

    1. thank you! and how nice that you have lived here, where exactly did you live?

  36. We have a well known flower field in Carlsbad in Southern California that these pictures remind me of. Very beautiful. Wouldn’t mind visiting Holland and these up close. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you! it’s really something else to see it with your own eyes, and sometimes us, dutch people, take in for granted, I guess. I would be worth it, to visit it yourself!

  37. What a beauty!
    It must feel so great when you’re near such endless fields of colorful tulips.

    1. yes, Alexey, it really is a great experience! and it smell nice too 🙂

  38. I’ve heard a lot of the Dutch Flower fields… looks great! Great pics! Are there several flower farms (idk if that’s what you call it..) or is there one main one?

    1. Flower farms? I guess you can call them that, these flowers are grown for the sale, in Holland it THE flower auction in the world, then the flowers are shipped all over the world. But these are not the only ones, this area is very big (and for smaller amounts, like any farm, you can buy bunches at the street side of the farm)

  39. ¡Beautiful! I love your photos

  40. These are wonderful!

  41. Beautiful! These pictures make me appreciate the wonderful country we live in! 😉

    1. thank you! Where in the netherlands do you live?!

      1. Ik woon vlak bij Utrecht, helaas niet zoveel flower fields bij mij in de buurt! (;

  42. Hello! Is this Anacortes WA? 🙂

    1. Hi Angela! Just saw that it is definitely not Anacortes, as you live in Netherlands! 🙂 But it looked a lot like it – I used to live in Washington and those tulip fields were a highlight of spring!

  43. I nearly biked into a canal I was so overwhelmed by the colors when I visited the Keukehof and surroundings last month! The tulips weren’t quite out yet though, I guess I’ll have to visit again!

    1. Oh, you were here last month?! Glad you liked it so much!

  44. Wow! 🙂 Great pics. 🙂 Thank you for posting.

    1. thank you very much, and thanks for stopping by 🙂

  45. Fantastic photos! Elegant composition!

  46. I’ve been to Holland many times and have always been taken by the view of the tulip fields! Wonderful photos! 🙂

  47. Lovely photos. I wish I could visit. If you ever decide to visit Seattle, WA, every April there’s a tulip fesitval here. Some photos of the tulips on this end: http://curiouscranes.wordpress.com/2012/04/24/skagit-tulip-festival/

  48. Just got a chance to see these fields up close for the first time while visiting Den Helder! Your pictures are great; thanks for sharing!

  49. Wow! Gorgeous. I especially love the last photo.

  50. Looking forward to seeing them.

  51. Amazing! I currently live in Holland and I think I can never get bored of this sight… 🙂

    1. Thank you, Lenkah! how great that you live here and love it, too! thanks for stopping by!

  52. It is one of my dreams to visit the Dutch flower fields during this time of the year! I love that you still find them beautiful, even though you see them all the time. Wonderful photos -made my day!

    1. Ahhh! I’m happy that I could brighten up your day 🙂 I hope that one day you can see them with your own eyes!

  53. Glorious photos- I love the colors. How lucky to live in such a happy place!
    Check me out at theusualbliss.com if you have time- thanks for writing!

    1. Thank you, and thanks for visiting! I will be over the have a look around your blog too 🙂 !!

  54. really beautiful! i wish i could take some home!!! my room would be brightened by the rainbowness of it!

    1. And, depending on the flower, would smell nice too! Hopefully these photos helped a bit 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

      1. they sure did 😀

  55. Loved your fields and pictures of flowers. Thank you. I live in Washington State and was also inspired by our fields of tulips. Have a look. Gail

    1. thank you very kindly Gail, I will come over and have a look 🙂

  56. Love the colors!!!

  57. Gorgeous photography

  58. Beautiful captures! I do hope to visit one day 🙂

  59. Great photos!! I really adore the richness of the colour they presents 😀 Thanks for sharing!!

  60. How beautiful, the colours, the flowers, beautiful. Cheers Callie

  61. This is really Holland! Beautiful! Thanks for the great photos.

  62. Beautiful flowers! I went to Holland a few years ago & didn’t get a chance to see the tulips, so thank you for posting these gorgeous photos! 🙂

  63. It really is great. I am currently living in Utrecht on an erasmus year and I even went with 3 guys there for the entire day. Really beautiful.

  64. Reblogged this on and commented:
    Flashes of hyacinth scent enter through the car window… 🙂

  65. Gorgeous photos! Congrats to a fellow Freshly Pressed blogger 🙂

  66. I just posted photos from Holland, Michigan on my blog:
    http://brendavisser.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/wordless-wednesday-holland-michigan/
    Definitely my favourite time of year!

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  68. Beautiful!! Boy, I love those tulips!

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  70. These are so lovely!:)

  71. what a amazing flowers fileds ,the flowers are so beautiful.

  72. what a amazing flowers fields ,and the flowers are so beautiful

  73. Beautiful photographs. I am from Holland, Michigan. Our tulip festival begins this week complete with wooden shoe dancing! We had a very warm spell the beginning of spring, then frost and this year it will be mostly be a stem festival. I would love to see authentic Holland someday.

  74. Beautiful shots… the flowers are captivating! 🙂

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  75. How I would love to walk through the Hyacinth fields. Their scent is heaven sent!

  76. How I would love to walk through those Hyacinth fields. Their scent is truly heaven sent!

  77. These are fantastic photos. What a difference from my New York City shots. Really wonderful…keep it up.

  78. Ohhh, soo beautiful – just gorgeous! Do you live there or you recently visited!? Either ways, lucky you. Cheers, Pri

    1. this is about a 15 min drive from where I live, and I don’t visit there as much as you would think! but then you don’t get used to the beautiful sight and the effect is great!

  79. Reblogged this on It's me facing me… and commented:
    Tulips and hyacinths… ♥

    1. thanks for reblogging! those hyacinths smell amazing!

  80. No one does tulips likes the Dutch. Remember years ago while there I had bulbs sent back. Best thing I ever did. Mom planted them and had tulips everywhere in her yard.

    1. that must have been so nice to see, I’m sure your mum was delighted!

    1. thanks for re-blogging!

  81. Really lovely, brings back memories of being at Keukenhof one year ago! Thank you (:

  82. Beautiful! happiness is our capacity to appreciate beauty!

  83. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. I was lucky enough to go to Keukenhof in 1995 and I plan to go back and visit again. Such a wonderful area.

    1. Thanks, how nice that you have visited and enjoyed it so much that you will be back!

  84. awesome collection of pic’s like it very much…

    1. Thank you, Nisha!

  85. Tulip time! Love it. We have a tulip farm here in Oregon too that I have visited since I can remember. Love the flower farms. I would love to come over and see Dutch Flower fields 🙂 Congrats on making it on Freshly Pressed.

    1. thank you! FP is absolutely great!! Cool that there are also tulip farms near where you live, and so cool to find out that people all over the world like these!

  86. heel leuk 🙂
    I hope I can go there someday 🙂

    1. dankjewel!! I hope you so too for you! 🙂

    1. thank you for sharing!

  87. ok thanks
    I like these

  88. Gorgeous pictures – what a feast for the eyes!!

    1. It is, indeed! Thanks you for visiting!! 🙂

  89. Stunning photos! I hope to visit there sometime and see the beautiful flowers

  90. Wow that is beautiful!

  91. Really the colors are so beautiful and intense.Beautiful flowers.I specially like the last photo.
    Thanks for posting these colourful flowers.

  92. You are lucky! You get to see a side of Heaven while on Earth. I long to go that place sooooooon!!!!

  93. so cute flowers and locations…..

  94. Wow amazing photos!!! I work in a flower shop/cafe and we have lots of tulips and hyacinths in stock at the moment, but no where near as many as this haha! You are so lucky living there, I hope to visit Holland someday to see the flower fields and marts for myself.

  95. Wonderful array of “flower power”! . . . Love the pops of color!

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  96. What a beautiful scenery! Allah shows us a little piece of paradise.

  97. So beautiful! I love it!
    Thank you!!!!

  98. Wonderful pictures, I’ll go there in July again.

  99. The flowers are so beautiful! I want to go there and just run around like a child! I guess it’s really great to live where you live. 😉

    Congratulations on being freshly pressed!

  100. Absolutely awesome capture!

  101. Love the pictures! Love the Netherlands too, used to live there a few years ago.

  102. in California we use to have a mini version of flower field such as these in Carlsbad and the were visible from Pacific Coast Hwy 1. However these photos are so gorgeous! love the flowers and the burst of colors make me feel like spring! what an amazing experience that must have been to take these photos. thank you for the post!!!;-)

  103. Unreal! These flowers are gorgeous. and as beautiful as they are I wish I could smell them as well. Must be heavenly.

    1. OH yes, especially the hyacinths smell great! thanks for visiting 🙂

  104. stunning! this is on our list of things to see next year!

    1. thank you! hope you get to see it ! 🙂

  105. Lovely shots! I have indelible memories of taking the train from Paris to Amsterdam one spring many years ago and being awestruck by the painter’s palette of dazzling colors bursting from the infinite waves of delicate tulips along the way. I have been hooked on these wonderfully expressive flowers ever since!

    Thanks for reigniting truly beautiful memories. Congrats on the Freshly Pressed cameo.

    1. How nice! seeing these fields yourself is so much more impressive!
      thank you very much! being freshly pressed was great!

  106. Congrats on FP! Check out my world of flowers and color!

    1. thank you! I will stop by yours too!

  107. Lovely pictures! I love tulips – they are one of my favorite flowers. I grew up in an area in the Midwest that is largely a Dutch-immigrated population, so my hometown is full of tulips and even has a windmill. I need to visit The Netherlands someday.

    1. thank you so much! I must be a great experience seeing those fields in a different landscape! thanks for visiting my blog! 🙂

  108. Absolutely beautiful flowers and wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing and congrats on being freshly pressed!

    1. thank you so much for liking my photos! Being freshly pressed is awesome!

  109. Hope to see this for myself one day, on a river cruise, perhaps. Beautiful! Thank you for the like on my recent post, too. Much appreciated.

    1. It’s great seeing this yourself! not sure if there is a possibility to take a river cruise in this direction, but I guess if there is, it would be a great addition to your holiday.

  110. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment, my Freshly Pressed “neighbor.” 🙂 Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed, too! Your photos are lovely.

  111. This is a place where I always want to go! Hopefully one day;) They’re beautiful!

    1. thank you! I hope you get to see it for yourself on a nice holiday 🙂

  112. Lovely Pictures Angela. Such beauty in nature !!

    1. thank you so much!

  113. Gorgeous colors and pictures.

    1. thank you very much! and thanks for visiting 🙂

  114. Hi
    Thanks for your like and following of my blog. What beautiful photos you have of the flowers! Thank you for sharing them.

  115. Lindissimo trabalho ! magnifico !

  116. Gorgeous pictures! I have some friends in Holland that I met in the Dominican Republic and I hope to visit them one day, preferably at this time of year so that I can see Holland’s much bragged about worldwide, beautiful flowers! Did you know that Holland gives Canada tulips every year to plant in front of our Parliament building in our country’s capital?

    1. No, I did not know that, although I do know that many dutch people migrated to Canada in the past. It must be beautiful having those flowers in your capital 🙂
      Hope you get to visit your friends! 🙂

  117. My husband and I went to Keukenhof Gardens during our honeymoon and just loved it. We’d love to go back another year, and get more sumptuous pictures! =)

  118. Wow what great photots… makes me want to hop on a plane and come for a visit 🙂

  119. Lovely photos! Congratulations on the freshly pressed.

  120. I like the new photos too! Karin

  121. Beautiful pics, what amazing colours and light. Reminds me of seeing poppy fields in France, magical to see such a sea of flowers.

  122. Mooie foto’s van mooie voorjaarstijden 🙂 Groetjes vanaf Terschelling

    1. Bedankt! En wat leuk om nog een nederlander hier tegen te komen 🙂

  123. superb! images and flowers ,everyone lover with flowers..

    1. thank you very much!

  124. Reblogged this on Violet Silhouette of … and commented:
    What a beautiful!

    1. thank you & thanks for sharing!

  125. Whoa! I didn’t know places like this existed. Cool beans – I mean flowers.

    1. yes they do 🙂 🙂 thanks for stopping by !

  126. Reblogged this on Me, You and World and commented:
    I wish I can go here someday 🙂

    1. thanks for sharing!

  127. Enjoying these photos. They are down the road from me too! Have you ever bicycled from Leiden – Haarlem through the bollenstreek? If you have, any tips (route etc)? Thinking of doing it one day in the next couple of weeks!

    1. Sorry I have not cycled this, but it sounds like a great plan! maybe on a good weather day I’ll do it – great blog opportunity too 🙂
      this link is a route planner for bikes : http://www.fietsersbond.nl/fietsrouteplanner/
      And thanks for visiting! 🙂

  128. When I lived in Holland I went to the market every week and so always had fresh flowers to brighten up my apartment.

    1. OH, that’s so great! especially when they smell nice too! I hope you had a good time living here!

  129. On another blog I follow I discovered these tulip fields. I will one day have to go to the Netherlands and see them for myself! 🙂

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  131. Great I like ^^

  132. i love this flower! thank you!

    1. Thank you too, Zorro for you kind words 🙂

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