Veldheer Tulip Gardens
Tip-toe through the tulips with me…
Tulip Time in Holland is such a magical time. I remember as a kid not fully understanding or appreciating the beauty of it after countless field trips and family outings but as an adult, I’m ALL IN. One of my favorite stops is Veldheer Tulip Gardens which is about 10 minutes away from downtown Holland. It’s a charming, quaint stop with fields of bursting tulips that paint the most beautiful scene as they stand proudly in their rows. The farm itself started as a hobby in the 50s and now hosts over 5 million tulips.
I made a couple trips this year with friends to wander, freak out at the variety of peony tulips (it’s a thing and they are truly magnificent), and snap some photos as we tiptoed through.
A few things to know when you visit Veldheer:
If you’re planning a visit and curious about the tulip’s status, check their website. They update their home page (daily during Tulip Time) to keep you informed on what the tulips are up to and how they’re looking. They even provide an email address if you want to check-in to see if they’re “peak colors” before visiting…told you this place was charming.
The farm isn’t free-I think this surprises some people when they arrive. It’s $12 to get in during Tulip Time (and they do take cards). There are kind gentlemen who will help you get checked in and share a guide to the farm’s layout.
If there are tulips you like along the way make sure to mark your guide! They sell the bulbs for the different varieties in their store for you to grab on the way out.
There are a few buffalo on the property-not a tip just want you to have that to look forward to.
I received a message on my Instagram when I posted we were there asking if it was kid friendly. Yes! The friends that I went with both brought their little ones including an energetic, exploring almost 2 year old. Probably not a place to spend hours upon hours with them, but between the pretty flowers, buffalo, open fields, and toys in the store you’re good to go.
Don’t forget to make a stop in their store before heading out especially if you’re in the market for some Dutch candy or a pair of wooden shoes.
Thanks for another year of pretty Tulip Time. Love ya.