Lisse, the heart of the bulb-growing area (de Bollenstreek), is world famous for the Keukenhof flower gardens and the surrounding flower fields. For this reason most visitors come to Lisse during spring. But did you know it's also the place to be for flower lovers during summer? Check out our favourite things to do in Lisse in summer.
Magical Dahlia Gardens at Keukenhof Castle
While the Keukenhof is closed during summer, Keukenhof Castle isn't! The dahlia gardens next to the castle are just magical. Around 150 different types of dahlias have been planted here (and many other summer flowers). Imagine yourself in this fairy tale set, wandering through the dahlia gardens with Keukenhof Castle in the background...
The dahlia gardens can be visited free of charge and are best to visit from mid August to mid October. Parking is also free!
Dahlia Show Garden & Picking Garden at De Tulperij
From late March to mid May De Tulperij welcomes visitors who admire beautiful spring flowers, such as tulips, hyacinths and daffodils. During late summer they have a beautiful dahlia show garden with over 600 varieties of dahlias. After strolling through the show garden, you can pick your own dahlia bouquet in their picking garden. Definitely worth a visit!
Stop by De Tulperij from August 10 to October 17 2021 from 9.30 am - 17:00 pm, every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The dahlia show garden is opened until October 3.
The Picture Perfect The Tulip Barn
During spring you can step into the colourful rainbow of thousands of tulips at The Tulip Barn. This concept is developed by Romy Ruigrok to offer tourists the opportunity to take beautiful photos with flowers, without destroying other grower's fields. Not only in springtime you can take the most Instagrammable photos here; during summer you can enjoy over 400 varieties of dahlias in their show garden. Capture as many photos as you like and enjoy a nice beverage in their authentic greengarden afterwards.
The dahlia show garden of The Tulip Barn can be visited from mid August to mid October, 7 days a week from 10:00 am - 18:00 pm. Entrance is free!
Hop on Your Bike with The Bollenstreek Flower Tour
The Bollenstreek Flower Tour is a cycle route where you will see many colourful flowers, the beach, the dunes and some beautiful monuments. During spring you will pass the iconic tulip fields, while during summer you can admire the dahlia show gardens.
You can easily cycle the route on your own bike. If you don't have your own bike, you can rent one at many locations in the Bollenstreek.
Can't wait to hit the road? Find more information, details & the cycle route via www.flowertour.nl