It’s summer all year round in Miami. But back in the Netherlands, the land of our heritage, florists are already looking forward to spring. Here’s what makes spring flowers in the Netherlands so special… And if you like the sound of that, check out our list of cruises to Holland in 2020.
What to look out for
Of course, Holland is most famous for its tulips. Spring is the best time of year to see these flowers come into bloom!
Keukenhof is one of the world’s largest flower gardens, located close to Amsterdam and Haarlem. Visit between March and May to see the tulips in bloom, as well as the garden’s famous castle and waters. Amsterdam itself is also worth a visit. Don’t miss the city’s famous floating flower market, or the annual tulip festival!
Finally, if you have enough time, try to get out to the Noordoostpolder region. This has become one of the most important zones for growing flowers in the Netherlands in modern times. Many flower farms offer guided tours during the spring season.
How to get there
Spring is the perfect time to visit Northern Europe on a cruise. Here are just a few cruise routes to visit Holland this spring. And, if you’re really lucky, you might even see some Dianthus Miami flowers on these cruise liners!
- Holland America Line offers a range of cruise routes, starting in Fort Lauderdale and visiting Amsterdam by way of Normandy and Paris.
- P&O Cruises offer short trips between the British Isles and Northern Europe. Why not combine your cruise with a city break in London?
- Silversea also runs cruise routes between Holland and England. Choose from a range of options, including visits to Ireland and St Petersburg.
- Seabourn offers luxurious, lengthy cruises around the classic cities of Europe, including several ports in Holland.