Discover Sassenheim: the charming village in the heart of the Dutch flower bulb region

Sassenheim is situated in the heart of the Dutch Bulb Region, an area globally renowned for its stunning flower fields. Visit in spring to witness the colorful tulip fields transforming the landscape into a sea of red, yellow, and pink, or in autumn to explore the beautiful dahlia gardens; an absolute must-see!

Take a bike ride or stroll through the fields and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Dutch flower bulbs. Or visit the Keukenhof, located just a stone's throw away from the village. At the Museum De Zwarte Tulp, you can learn more about the history, techniques, and culture surrounding the cultivation of tulips and other flower bulbs.

Throughout the year, Sassenheim hosts various events and festivals, ensuring there is always something happening in this lively village. From the annual Flower Parade in spring, featuring beautifully decorated floats parading through the streets, to the charming Christmas markets in winter. In August, Sassenheim hosts its annual festival week, including a lovely street market.

Check out our activity calendar for an up-to-date overview of what's happening in Sassenheim during your stay.

History, recreation, and nature

Sassenheim boasts a rich history dating back to medieval times. One of the highlights is Castle Teylingen, the ruins of a 13th-century castle once owned by the noble Van Teylingen family. The castle and its surrounding park are perfect for a historical walk and offer a fascinating glimpse into the past.

For nature enthusiasts, Sassenheim offers various recreational opportunities. Park Rusthoff, a beautiful city park in the center of the village, is a tranquil place for walking, picnicking, or simply relaxing. For water sports enthusiasts, the Kagerplassen are nearby, where you can sail, canoe, and fish.

Shopping and markets in Sassenheim

Sassenheim features a vibrant shopping area with a mix of boutiques, specialty stores, and cozy cafes and restaurants. Visit Hoofdstraat for a diverse shopping experience and enjoy a cup of coffee or a tasty meal at one of the local eateries.

The weekly market in Sassenheim takes place on Thursdays at the square on Hoofdstraat.

Accessibility and parking

The center of Sassenheim is easily accessible on foot or by bike. If desired, you can rent bicycles and e-bikes at the reception. Prefer public transport or driving? Plan your trip via or navigate to Hoofdstraat in Sassenheim.