The Dutch Flower Bulb Region

The southern part of the Dutch Flower Bulb Region is surround at our hotel in Sassenheim, reaching from Leiden to Haarlem. While touring the Dutch Flower Bulb Region, take your time to visit the picturesque villages of Warmond, Noordwijkerhout, Lisse and Hillegom. During spring (March-May) you can see lots of colorful bulb fields.

Dutch Flower Bulb Region

We recommend you visit the Dutch Flower Bulb Region if you want to see the world-renowned Dutch flowers. In this area tulip farmers grow their flowers, yielding beautiful vistas every spring and summer. When the tulips and other bulbs bloom, you can enjoy big colorful fields. During spring you will find many roadside stalls selling freshly picked flowers; why not stop and buy yourself a bunch of fresh tulips? Explore the Dutch Flower Bulb Region by bicycle or stroll through the world famous Keukenhof.


Don’t leave the Dutch Flower Bulb Region without visiting the Keukenhof in Lisse. It is the international crowd-puller and opens every year from mid-March till mid-May! Take a look at our Keukenhof page for the most recent opening dates. Every year the park attracts around 1 million visitors. Flower lovers from around the world come to admire the incredible diversity of flowering bulbs. Besides walking through the flower park and visiting the various royal pavilions with flower exhibitions, you can also take a boat tour along the massive flower fields. Or let yourself be guided by a dedicated guide; he or she can tell you everything about the enormous diversity of the flower bulbs.

Keukenhof Package Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden

Especially for this highlight of the year, Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim offers a special Keukenhof Package including entree ticket. Keukenhof is only a 10-minute drive from our hotel. Of course, it is also possible to go to Keukenhof by bike which is a 30 minutes’ drive. Our cycling route takes you along the bulb fields to Keukenhof. After a breathtaking day at Keukenhof and along the bulb fields , you can relax in comfort in one of our modern hotel rooms.

Read more about our Keukenhof Package or take a look at our hotel rooms.

Please be aware that our Keukenhof Package can be booked upon mid-January.

Bulbs and dunes

To the west, the Dutch bulb fields give way to the dunes of the North Sea where are plenty of delightful opportunities for walking and cycling. The coast villages of Noordwijk and Katwijk with their boulevards and cosy shopping streets offer fun for everyone. For example, visit the Noordduinen at Noordwijk. With its vast dune landscape and winding cycle paths, this is a wonderful cycling tour!

Enjoy the summer months in Noordwijk and Katwijk

In the summer months there is a lot to do in the seaside resorts. Anyone who loves sun, sea, beach and an exciting nightlife will find Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk a great place to be!

In the summer months, many events will be organized in the seaside resorts. Such as the weekly Summer Market on Wednesday at Noordwijk or every Tuesday at Katwijk and the Ibiza Festival Noordwijk with various market stands and typical Ibiza fashion and lifestyle products.

Read more about Noordwijk aan Zee.

Book one of our packages and discover the seaside resorts of Noordwijk and Katwijk from our hotel.

Cycling through the Dutch Flower Bulb Region

Our hotel bike rental offers regular and electric (e-bike) bikes. Bicycles must be booked in advance at our hotel reception. We also have free cycling routes available for you or you can create your own cycling route!

Bicycle packages

Combine your cycling tour through the Dutch Flower Bulb Region with an overnight stay at Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden. After a sportive day, you can relax in our hotel and enjoy culinary delights in one of our restaurants.

Take a look at all our available packages and enjoy 2 or 3 days in the surroundings of Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden. We would like to welcome you!

Events in Dutch Flower Bulb Region

Besides the world famous Keukenhof Gardens, the Dutch Flower Bulb Region has a range of other events such as “the Kaagweek sailing competitions” at the Kagerplassen, the famous “Flower Parade” every second Saturday in August in Rijnsburg, the 3rd October Festival of Leiden and the Christmas Fair in December at Keukenhof Castle. At the reception of our hotel we would like to tell you about the present events and nice activities of the region.

Please take a look at our Tourist Information page for more information about the various activities in the region.

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