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The spring flowers from the Bollenstreek are world famous but also in the summer you can admire beautiful flowers in the flower region of Holland. Of course you experience the summer flowers best with a Flower Tour Summer edition but also take a look at one of the summer flower events below.

Summer flower events

The summer flower season starts on 1 August and runs until 27 October. Enough time, among other things, to admire Dahlias and Cannas. This period is also the period to buy the new harvest of tulip bulbs (and other spring flower bulbs) so that you can prepare your own garden or balcony for spring 2020 from October.

Continuous summer flower activities in the Bollenstreek

During the summer flower period there are various ongoing activities in the Bollenstreek. Below we list the best activities. All summer flower activities are connected to the bicycle route: Flower Tour Summer Edition. Watch out. Every activity has its own opening days and times.

Summer Flower Parade weekend – 10 & 11 August 2019

The second weekend of August is all about the summer Flower Parade. Viewing this summer flower parade is of course free of charge. On Sunday there is a special flower event in Noordwijk, namely Blooming Festival Noordwijk.

Another recommendation is the annual Bollenstreek in Bedrijf. On this open day you can take a look at various flower bulb companies.

Dahlia Dagen Bollenstreek – 21 to 25 August 2019

The special Dahlia flower is in the spotlight during the Dahlia Dagen Bulb Region. At Keukenhof Castle Gardens there will even be a float from the Bloemenborso Bollenstreek Flower Parade, which will be re-decorated with flowers especially for this event. Of course with dahlia flowers. During the Dahlia Days, the flower village of Lisse is also dominated by the summer flower. There are many Dahlia Mosaics and there is a Dahlia Children’s Parade.

Heritage Day – 14 September 2019

Every year, the national Heritage Day is a big tractor in the Bollenstreek. Along the Flower Tour Summer edition are several monuments that can be visited on this day. For example, climb the tower of the St. Agatha church in Lisse and visit the castle in the Keukenhof Castle Gardens.

Lisse feestweek – 20 to 26 September 2019

The Lisse Party Week starts every third Thursday of September. During this largest village festival in the Bollenstreek there are many activities from and by residents of Lisse. Tradition is the family walking tour on Sunday morning. This walk runs through the Keukenhof Flower Park and offers a unique opportunity to see the flower park in September.

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Keukenhof bulb market – October 4 & 5, 2019

October is the month to buy and plant your favorite spring flower bulbs. At the Bollenmarkt at Keukenhof flower park you will find the most exclusive flower bulbs from the suppliers of Keukenhof. Of course you can also go for advice about planting flower bulbs in your garden or on your balcony. You can also see with your own eyes how the Keukenhof gardeners are preparing the flower park for the spring of 2020.