The Dutch 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 area during spring (March-May) through a sea of colorful bulb fields, take your time to visit the picturesque villages of Warmond, Noordwijkerhout, Lisse and Hillegom.

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. Flower lovers from around the world come to admire the incredible diversity of flowering bulbs. Every year the park attracts around 1 million visitors. 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 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. Our cycling route takes you along the bulb fields and takes you to the flower park. After a breathtaking day at Keukenhof and along flowers, 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 from mid-January. 

Bulbs and dunes

To the west, the Dutch bulb fields give way to the dunes of the North Sea where there 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 coastal towns. Anyone who loves sun, sea, beach and a vibrant nightlife will definitely find Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk a great place to be! On the boulevard and beaches, there are plenty of nice and trendy pavilions. You can eat, drink, relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the North Sea.

In the summer months, many events will be organized. Such as the weekly Summer Market on Wednesday at Noordwijk or every Tuesday at Katwijk, the running competition 'The 10 of Noordwijk' and the Ibiza Festival Noordwijk with various market stalls and typical Ibiza fashion and lifestyle products.

Read more about the coastal town Noordwijk aan Zee.

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

Cycling through the Dutch Flower Bulb Region

The bike rental of our hotel offers high quality 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!

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.

Check out all our available packages and enjoy 2 or 3 days of the surroundings of Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden. You are most welcome with us!

Events in Dutch Flower Bulb Region

The staff of our hotel’s reception will be pleased to give you recommendations, free cycling routes and inform you about our bike rental. 

Besides the Keukenhof, the area around the Dutch Flower Bulb Region has a range of other events such as the Kaagweek sailing competitions, the Flower Parade in Rijnsburg, the 3 October Festival commemorating the siege of Leiden and the Christmas Fair at Keukenhof Castle. At the reception of our hotel we would like to inform you about the best events and activities of the region.

Please take a look at our page for the best activities in the region.

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