Practical information

1. Opening times

You can drive the Tulpenroute Flevoland routes from April 16th to May 7th 2022, daily from 9.00 to 18.00 hours.  We offer three car routes: Dronten, Lelystad and Zeewolde. Please note that the expectations is that there will be no more tulip fields to enjoy after May 7th. The tulips’ flower heads will have been cut off by then. Too late? Then we look forward to seeing you again in the spring of 2023!

2. Car tickets

The car tickets (audio-app) are sold, as from the first week of April, online through this website. Unfortunately,  the app is still only available in Dutch. However, with you ticket you will get a printed road map that easily guides you through along the routes. These are for sale as well at the various starting locations in Dronten, Lelystad and Zeewolde/Almere.

3. Company visits

You will find tulip signs (beach flags) along the routes. These flags are positioned at (agricultural) companies that organise an activity, or where you can see or purchase something.

4. Tulip fields

Flevoland boasts a very extensive landscape. The tulip fields will not always be found right by the roadside and you may not see any tulips for a few kilometres. Do make sure you enjoy all the other fantastic crops, the sown fields, the multitude of windmills and beautiful views.

5. Visiting a tulip field

Is is not permitted to enter the tulip fields. Neither can you park your car on or along the road (for road safety reasons). It is forbidden to enter the fields, as there is a risk that you may infect diseases from one flow to the other. This can lead to a loss of yield and money. However, the route maps provide you with details of tulip fields you can visit (selfie spots). There will also be parking facilities at these fields.

6. Buying tulip bulbs

Unfortunately tulip bulbs are only sold  in September and October in the Netherlands. Why? That’s the time the tulips are planted.

7. Buying fresh tulips

It will be possible to pick fresh tulips at some locations. These locations will be indicated on the route maps. There is a number of locations where you can buy tulips direct from the grower or at the “pluktuinen”. These areas where you can pick your own bunch of flowers are indicated on the roadmap.

8. Entering farms

Farms are privately owned and therefore private property. You are more than welcome if you spot a tulip flag. However, it is not allowed to enter the farm or driveway if there is no flag on display. If you do want to do this – for whatever reason – you will always need to ask for permission from the owners.

9. Public transport

We are sorry to inform you that this country side is not accessible by public transport. The roads are easily accessible and we advise you to rent a car and enjoy the tulips in this way.

10. Seabed

Once you drive along the Flevoland Tulip Routes, you will realise you are actually driving at the bottom of the former Zuiderzee. A truly unique piece of the world. The polders were built from 1954. We can enjoy lovely dry feet in Flevoland thanks to the dikes and pumping stations. Interested in how Flevoland has developed over the years? The dikes, pumping stations and so-called measuring chairs are also all indicated on the route maps.

11. Guest

We look forward to welcoming you as our guests in our beautiful Flevoland. We hope you won’t just enjoy the tulips but will also spend some time admiring our young province’s far-reaching landscapes. We would, however, kindly ask you to respect the residents’ and growers’ property.


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