The largest bulb-growing area in the Netherlands!

The Kop van Noord-Holland area has the largest bulb area in the Netherlands! From the end of March to the beginning of May, the bulb fields in the region are in bloom. Broad sandy ridges behind the dunes, full of overwhelming colour. In the Golden Age, when the Bulb Region was founded, tulip bulbs were worth about as much as an Amsterdam canal house.

Originally, the bulb-growing area was in South Holland, in the vicinity of Lisse and Hillegom. It is still called the Bulb Region. But the current bulb region is really in the Kop van Noord-Holland! Bulb growers who wanted to expand moved en masse to the Noordkop. There was room and enough land to expand. It is now one big bulb field on the coast from Petten to Den Helder. Photographers like to come to De Kop to film and photograph the flowering bulb fields. The horizon here is still beautiful. No apartment buildings, no towns, no motorways, but a beautiful row of dunes, the old Dutch windmills and the typical North Holland cheese-cover farmhouses form the backdrop to the tulip fields. Click here for routes and much more flower bulb info.

Lambs and other young animals

Spring not only means green buds on the trees, but also lots of young animals. Who doesn’t get excited by that? At the sheepfold in Bergen, dozens of lambs have already been born. At Stadsboerderij de Hout, too, it is teeming with young animals. You can come and admire and cuddle them in the open field. 

The areas of the forest that have been specially equipped for children with a water pump, footbridge, barefoot path and tree house are extremely popular! In Schoorl, we have a super-fun play forest at Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen, but Bezoekerscentrum de Hoep is also a great place any time of year. In the spring, it’s great to let the children romp around. 
The Kop van Noord Holland has it!
Cuddling lambs
Play Forest Zandspoor Schoorl