A great way to enjoy Holland’s trademark flower is by planning a road trip. The sight of bold strips of color running through the flat fields can be enjoyed from the end of March through May, with mid-April the time to see the blossoms at their peak.

According to the national tourism board, Holland’s longest tulip route is found in the Noordoostpolder in Flevoland, stretching more than 60 miles through nearly 2,500 acres. An easy-to-follow, sign-posted way features stops for picking tulips or buying regional products.

A ride through Holland’s fields in bloom is included in National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime Series. For a detailed description and the must-see museums and landmarks along the route, see

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