Fields of flowers at Keukenhof
The most widespread flowers in the Netherlands are tulips, gladioli, narcissus and hyacinths. Nevertheless many other flowers are cultivated like irises, crocuses, dahlias and anemones. The end of April is the best time to explore the region. Cut into narrow multicoloured strips separated by the canals, the plain resembles a giant mosaic. If you can afford it, fly over the flower fields in a small plane.