Discover the flower bulb region!

Our hotel is located in the heart of the Dutch Flower Bulb Region and stretches from Leiden to Haarlem. In the Flower Bulb Region you can make trips through the picturesque villages of Warmond, Noordwijkerhout, Lisse and Hillegom. In the spring you will see oceans of colorful flowering flower fields. Stop to buy a bunch of tulips along the way. On the side of the road you will find many flower stalls with flowers fresh from the field!

Flower fields nearby

Where can the most beautiful flower fields be found? Check it out on our Flower map:


You cannot leave the Bulb Region without visiting the beautiful Keukenhof flower park in Lisse; the international crowd puller. The park attracts about 1 million visitors every year. Flower lovers from all over the world come to see the great diversity of flowers in bloom. Keukenhof is only a 10-minute drive from our hotel. Of course it is also possible to go to Keukenhof by bike. The cycle route takes you along the flower fields and takes you to the flower park.

Especially for this highlight of the year, Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden has put together an attractive Keukenhof Package including an entrance ticket. After a breathtaking day you can relax in one of our modern hotel rooms.

Flowerbulbs and dunes

To the west of the Bollenstreek, the flower fields change into the dunes of the North Sea. Here too you can take beautiful walks or bike rides. The coastal towns of Noordwijk and Katwijk with lively boulevards and pleasant shopping streets offer fun for everyone. For example, visit the Noordduinen of Noordwijk. With its extensive dune landscape and winding cycle paths, this is a wonderful bike ride!

Summer in the Bulb Region

In the summer months there is a lot to do in Noordwijk. Anyone who loves sun, sea, beach and a vibrant nightlife is in the right place in Noordwijk aan Zee!

Many events are organized, such as the weekly Summer Market on Wednesdays, the annual running race 'De 10 van Noordwijk' and the Ibiza Festival Noordwijk with various market stalls. A tourist market is also organized every Tuesday in Katwijk.

Cycling in the Flower Bulb Region

The bicycle rental of our hotel offers top quality regular and electric (e-bike) bicycles. The bicycles must be reserved in advance at our reception. We also have free cycling routes available for you. Our hotel is located near the Tourist Transfer Point Sassenheim and the cycling junctions 52 and 53. You can also easily map out a cycling route yourself.

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

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Events in the Flower Bulb Region

In addition to Keukenhof, the Flower Bulb Region has other annually recurring events such as the Flower Parade, The Kaagse Music Festival, the Kaag Week, Flower Parade in Rijnsburg, the summer markets in Noordwijk and Katwijk, the historic 3 October festival in Leiden and the Christmas fair at Keukenhof Castle. At the reception of our hotel we are happy to inform you about the best events and activities in the region.

Take a look at our activities agenda for more information about the events. Or check out our tourist information page for the best activities for young and old.