Private sightseeing tours. Tour guide and driver. Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Category Archives: Flowers of Holland
3 Best Places to Go and See the flowers of Holland.
Wondering where should I travel in the Netherlands this Spring?
Don’t worry, Hans Langh Private Tours Holland has listed some great options in this blog.
Flowers of Holland: Dutch glory and tulips from Amsterdam.
Aalsmeer is located about ten miles south of Amsterdam. Aalsmeer was an area with a lot of water, but a scarcity of land. As a result, it was used intensively and the cultivation of strawberries started. That was the basis for today’s floriculture. Aalsmeer has the largest flower auction in the world, called Flora Holland Aalsmeer, named after the goddess of flowers and Spring. The historic garden of Aalsmeer provides a good insight into the horticultural history of the Netherlands. The cut flowers are grown in greenhouses, as the climate is to cold for open air growing. Roses, chrysanthemums, tulips and carnations are among the best-selling flowers. The auction is owned by a corporation of florists and employs 1800 people.
Floriade 2022 Amsterdam Almere took place from the 14th of April to the 9th of October 2022. A horticultural expo that only takes place once every ten years in the Netherlands. It showed the power of Dutch landscaping and garden design with a splendor of trees, flowers and plants. Almere is the youngest city in the Netherlands, in the middle of the Flevopolder, about twenty miles from Amsterdam. The Expo showed 40 inspiring country presentations, pavilions with sustainable innovations, a cable car over the Floriade park, a spectacular greenhouse complex and art and culture programmes. Growing green cities was the theme. It was about the connection between green and the themes ‘water’, ‘biodiversity’, ‘green raw material’, ‘health’, ‘air quality’ and ‘the circular economy’. In ten years another place will be hosting the Floriade 2032.
Keukenhof 2023 will be open from the 23rd of March until the 14th of May 2023 from 8 am to 7.30 pm The Keukenhof is in Lisse and is about twenty five miles from Amsterdam. In 2022 open tickets were available per daily time slots, so there was a maximum number of visitors per day in Keukenhof. One hundred flower bulb growers show their best range of flower bulbs in Keukenhof and five hundred flower growers make their most beautiful flowers available for the flower shows. Wheelchairs are also available at the entrance of Keukenhof to be booked a day in advance via +31 (0)252 465 555 or online In 2022 there was a collaboration between Keukenhof and Mauritshuis. Mauritshuis inspiration garden, where a replica of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting, ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, is being planted. The flower exhibition in 2023 will be dominated by ‘Flower Classics’. Flowers as classical symbols in art during all centuries.