Win a trip for two people to Amsterdam and the Dutch Bulbfields

Enter the prize draw this month to be in with a chance of winning a trip for two, you and a companion, to enjoy the best of Holland’s springtime colours and scents.

The highlight of the tour is the opportunity to spend an unforgettable day in the world’s largest and perhaps most famous flower garden – magnificent Keukenhof, also known as the ‘Garden of Europe’. 

Some seven million flowers carpet the ground in a breath-taking horticultural display that attracts visitors from around the world each year. A variety of 800 tulips can be viewed, and each year a specific theme is followed. 

There will also be ample time in the country’s capital Amsterdam, and you’ll get to travel the waters on a canal cruise – arguably the best way to see the sights of the city. You can then explore its labyrinth of cobblestone streets, browse its museums, and pause in one of the many bars and cafés. 

Visits to the delightful villages of Holland’s windmill-dotted landscape and the reclaimed Zuider Zee form the background of another excursion. You can stroll the pretty lanes of the historic fishing village of Volendam – and catch a glimpse of Dutch life.

Further insights will be revealed as you’ll experience a wooden shoemaking demonstration, one of Amsterdam’s most traditional crafts in Zaandam, home to famous windmills. This will be followed by a cheese tasting in the town of Edam. 

From our partners, Newmarket Holidays, the prize for two people comprises: travel March – May 2023, with three nights’ carefully chosen bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Hotel, Tilburg, or four-star Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum, return flights to Amsterdam, coach travel and transfers, and the guidance of a friendly, experienced tour manager all included.   

How to win our fabulous prize this month

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  1. No employee, agent, subcontractor or director of Newmarket Holidays or Silver Travel Advisor nor anyone else connected with the draw, nor any member of such person’s family, is eligible to enter.

  2. You do not need to purchase anything to enter the draw.

  3. Entries for the prize draw will be accepted until the closing date 30 November 2022.

  4. The winner will be notified in early December 2022, and full details of how to book will be given at that time. The name of the winner will be displayed on this website. The winner must agree to participate in any reasonable press or PR activity relating to the competition. The winner must agree to his/her name and/or photo and/or likeness being used for publicity purposes, without compensation. Winners of the competition agree to inclusion into BEYOND, a blog by Newmarket to publicise the competition result and holiday booked, inclusion in industry press features. This will be published on the company website and may be used across industry and national media. 

  5. The winner of the competition is required to travel and the prize is non-transferable to any other party. The prize is non-refundable. There are no cash or credit alternatives to the specified prize. The prize has no monetary value. The prize applies to 1 booking/1 holiday for a maximum of 2 people only, valid only on Newmarket’s Amsterdam & The Dutch Bulbfields tour. The booking value is based on the full price of the holiday excluding any offers that may be in circulation.

  6. The prize from Newmarket Holidays comprises three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the three-star Ibis Hotel, Tilburg, or four-star Mercure Hotel Tilburg Centrum, return flights to Amsterdam, coach travel and transfers, and the guidance of a friendly, experienced tour manager.   The competition winner is free to choose from all the upgrade hotel options available at the time of booking. Optional excursions are not included but can be added and paid for by the competition winner. The prize must be taken by December 2023.

  7. The winner is responsible for all expenditure of a personal nature: food other than breakfast, drinks, gifts, shopping, laundry, communications, travel insurance.

  8. No responsibility is accepted for entries, notices, acceptances, tickets, goods or other documentation lost or delayed in the post.

  9. Winners and their companions will be solely responsible for any tax liability incurred as a result of this offer. The organisers’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered.

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357 Responses

      1. It’s not too far away. I love the Dutch people. I visited Amsterdam many years ago and have always wanted to go back.

    1. It is the home of our niece and nephew who are Ministers at a community church ther. The beauty and grandeur would be wonderful to see!!!

    2. Never been to Amsterdam but always wanted to see the bulb fields and the surrounding areas. Would be a bucket list tick if I got the chance
      Here’s hoping 🙏

    3. The Netherlands is one place on mainland Europe that we’ve yet to visit. Be nice to scrub that one off our bucket list.

  1. I visited The Netherlands with my late husband about 10 years ago in our camper van. It surpassed all expectations, and we visited so many interesting towns. I particularly remember a brewery somewhere in the north which served an amazing shrimp salad along with their wheat beer. We did not visit Amsterdam as it is easier to steer clear of cities when driving a big vehicle! So, I would love to go back and revisit some of the old towns and, of course, visit Amsterdam for the first time.

  2. This sounds like a wonderful holiday with a great mix of activities. I have never been to a bulb field so it would be very exciting to see all the colours of the tulips and to wander around picturesque towns.

  3. Well apart from the fact The Netherlands are on my bucket list my daughter visited a few years ago and has not stopped describing how beautiful and friendly the country is and apparently some of my ancestors Dutch and weirdly a paternal uncle patented a way to prevent bulbs from rotting

  4. Day out in Portmerion is a day to remember. To visit the tiny whimisical village, hugging a small bay on the West coast of Wales, is a delightful way to spend a day. Wander round the colourful unique buildings that make up this unique venue and eat at The Cafe. Treat yourself to a fresh salmon ceaser salad and opposite a luscious ice cream cone. Then shop for local pottery or art works.There is an amazing Tree Trail walk, that leads to a sea front walk, complete with minature lighthouse. The whole place is spotlessly clean, staff are so friendly and so worth a visit.

  5. If is our 50th wedding anniversary next Mat I have always wanted to see the tulip fields so would be fantastic trip.

  6. I have been only been once to the Keukenhof Gardens personally. I really loved it then. But, I have been doing Virtual Trips with a firm called Heygo who have wonderful Guides who take us there. I would really love to go again to the Keukenhof Gardens in person to see all the magnificent new tulips, and see what 2023’s theme is, and would love to see the traditional windmill again.

  7. Would love to see the lovely tulips. Bring back for my garden. See the great colours. Visit the great towns. So interest. Nice little break. .

  8. I have a Dutch friend who I met when we were both 14. Both now in our 70s it would be wonderful to meet up again, visit the tulip fields and discover Amsterdam after a 40 year gap, see the sights and perhaps visit the Rijksmuseum

  9. I would love to visit Amsterdam to see the tulips, windmills and a canal cruise would be perfect for me as I can’t do much walking

  10. Have always wanted to visit the Netherlands, have heard such fascinating reports from people who have been lucky enough to do so – such an interesting place to explore in the Spring and a wonderful opportunity to do so if a winner!

  11. I visited Holland last year to see some of my daughter’s friends and thought it was such a wonderful place, I had an amazing time and found it very clean, friendly and interesting. I would love to go back and enjoy more.

  12. I found Holland an absolutely wonderful place to visit last year and would love to go back and see more especially the flowers which I didn’t get to see.

  13. How beautiful to start a new year with a trip to see the flowers in the wonderful Keukenhof garden See a look at the Dutch way of life and bring some lovely cheese home

  14. I love The Netherlands but have never visited the bulb fields. This would be great as my husband is 70 next year

  15. We visited the Keukenhof gardens with our children many years ago. They were remarkably well behaved and earned their “best behaviour “ treats afterwards. However, we would love to revisit, now that we travel without our children, and enjoy the gardens, the architecture and the cuisine at our leisure ! We are looking forward to holidaying with our recently arrived first grandchild, but this adult break for “just the two of us” would be a wonderful Springtime tonic.

  16. I would love to visit The Netherlands not only to visit themagnificent Keukenhof, but maybe i could also meet up with a very good friend Jannie & her daughter Nathalie who has downs syndrome & who I haven’t seen since she was 5 years old (she is now 30!!!) x

  17. My husband and I are both keen gardeners and we also enjoy travelling, so to combine our two favourite pastimes would be amazing.

  18. I would love to see the riot of colour that is the bulb fields and find out more about these wonderful bulbs. I found the film Tulip Fever fascinating and it is easy to see how it swept the nation.

    1. Clogs and cheese oh yes please!
      Fields of tulips as far as the eye can see, Windmills and views by the Zuider Zee. What a trip please pick me!

  19. It’s thirty years since I visited the bulb fields with a Dutch friend I met on holiday in India. We kept in touch for many years until her untimely death at 50 a few years ago. A return visit would bring back happy memories of a good friend and the times we had together.

  20. Oh to swoon over the tulips in the Kuekenhoff….to wander over entrancing bridges and waterways, to stand and stare at the wonders in the Reyksmuseum and linger over a hot chocolate in the Springtime in Old Amsterdam …take me there,

  21. I would love to visit The Netherlands again and it sounds as if this holiday visits the windmills at Zaandam, which I stupidly missed on my last visit, and I’m sure the displays at Keukenhoff are always wonderful and different every year.

  22. Haven’t been to the Netherlands for many years and never had the opportunity to see the tulip fields. Would be a fantastic trip to win.

  23. I would love to treat my husband to a holiday in the Netherlands to see the bulb fields, it’s famous windmills and explore the beautiful canals.

  24. Would love to visit Keukenhof gardens in spring. Newmarket holidays is an excellent company to travel with.

  25. This really does sound like a fabulous holiday! It offers the chance to experience virtually everything Amsterdam has to offer, and all planned for you, without the stress, perfect !

  26. Super opportunity. Love tulips and would love to see a wonderful display of colour and also explore more of The Netherlands. So much history and culture as well as good food.

  27. The bulb fields would be beautiful but I love Amsterdam. It has more museums than any other city and the colour direction signs on every street ensure that you don’t get lost.

  28. I visited the Kheukenoff gardens many years ago with a friend.

    My husband now has been diagnosed with Lupus and I would love to be able to visit the Gardens with him while he is still able ;(with some help). They are a magnificent sight, and he is an artist,

  29. This is one part of Europe I’ve never been too, I would love to see the Bulb Feilds, but never had the chance to, I like my gardening but don’t have much Luck with Tulips, maybe I could get some tips as there husbands favourite’s 🌷🌷

  30. Me and my husband went to Amsterdam about 20 years ago by coach. We were blown away by the beauty of the city and the Keuchenhof gardens. We’ve talked about going back but somehow never got round to it. This holiday would be perfect for us to re-live the memories.

  31. I would love to go back and see the Zuider Zee outdoor museum (brilliant) again, Hoorn, Kinderdijk, Keukenhof, Zaanse Schans…Texel and Schiermonnigook. There, I deserve to win for my sheer ability to spell Dutch place names!

  32. A place I’ve not been to but would love to see the tulip fields and explore Amsterdam with my pal Sam Stallwood

  33. I would love to visit here and see all the wonderful sights .
    My husband has never been abroad and now he’s got a passport he is very excited to be going on holiday next year . This would be awesome for him . Bless him .

  34. I would love to visit the Netherlands, especially Keukenhoff as I love flowers and gardens. I volunteer for our local group Burgh Beautiful, who maintain our town’s flowers, winning a gold medal this year. Definitely on my bucket list!

  35. I have always wanted to visit The Netherlands so winning this trip will be a dream come true.Fingers crossed!

  36. I would love to visit Amsterdam again as my wife and I spent a day there on our honeymoon 27 years ago. t would be nice to revisit and bring back some lovely memories for us.

  37. As a flower arranger I have long wanted to see the tulip fields and visit the Keukenhof. I was due to go in 2021, but covid restrictions meant my trip was cancelled.

  38. I have had it in mind for some time now to visit the Netherlands, to see the canals and the flower farms and generally soak up the culture and atmosphere.

  39. Where to start? The art galleries! The flowers! The food! The history! The iconic views! What an excellent break this will be!

  40. I would love to take my sister, she is a keen gardener and would love to see all the tulips. I would be keen to visit some museums.

  41. This was on my bucket list. I finally got to go there and had an absolutely brilliant time. The tulips were amazing and it would be so wonderful if I could get to visit again

  42. It’s on my bucket list. I’d love to be among the tulips with my best friend Susan while we’re both able to travel.

  43. Would be a lovely holiday I have never been to the Netherlands and also to have to have the opportunity to visit the lovely gardens would be a definite bonus to enjoy.

  44. I last visited Amsterdam over 20 years ago and would be delighted to revisit such a beautiful city. Hopefully, my wife and I will get the green (not the red) light to go again.

  45. A chance to enjoy the unique beauty of the Netherlands – the clogs; the canals; the tulips; the windmills. And a moment to pay respect to those who served in Operation Market Garden in 1944.

  46. I have not visited the Netherlands for over 30 years and am due another visit to a welcoming, hospitale country

  47. I’ve been to the Netherlands a couple of times and have always enjoyed the gardens and the scenery in general. It’s a lovely country and I’d like to see it again.

  48. I have been to The Netherlands many times, but mostly on business. Therefore I have never been able to enjoy the sort of event that is described here.

  49. It’s many years since I visited the Netherlands. It is a very interesting place both culturally and historically.

  50. There is so much to see and experience in Amsterdam. I’d love to visit the tulip fields as they are supposed to be breath taking. Most things are accessible by bike or canal boat so exploring should be a new challenge. It is supposed to be a layer back city with its own unique history and the beer is good to. So what more could you want.

  51. For me it was always the life of the bulb fields that attracted me, but when I visited with my daughter 20 years ago, it was the fabulous art galleries and museums that fascinated me, together with flower market and street performers.

  52. Visited a few years and we have always promised we would go back. Such breathtaking displays have to be seen to be believed

  53. A visit to Keukenhof 25 years ago led to a lifelong addiction to growing tulips but my efforts never led to anything that resembled the beds of riotous colour I found in the Netherlands. Nevertheless, I continue to try, and each year I invest time and money in the newest bulbs. I’d love the chance to return and see what is new in the Keukenhof Gardens next year and maybe, just maybe, if I buy some bulbs on site, I may finally get that blaze of colour or splash of pure white, that I yearn to create in my garden and in the pots on the patio.

  54. As a retired English teacher I taught the Diary of Anne Frank to my students and would very much like to visit the house of this brave young girl.

  55. My husband and I got engaged in Amsterdam. It would be lovely to return in spring for our 37th wedding anniversary.

  56. I haven’t been to The Netherlands for many years and would love to see Amsterdam with a canal trip and to visit the museums and Anne Frank House, statue and the tour of her neighbourhood and school as well as the nearby concentration camp tour, I read the story of Anne Frank as a child and it has haunted me ever since. I feel I need to learn more and pay my respects.
    On the upside, the tulip fields would be beautiful and I can’t wait to taste frites and mayo again the Dutch way!

  57. My mum and dad went to Amsterdam with you many years ago and never stopped talking about it for the years before they died. Their photographs showed the beautiful flowers, the canals, buildings and crafts people making it a much wanted place to visit. Now that I have a cousin living there, very happy and content, I feel now is the right time to make the journey and there is no better way to travel and see the country than with the company of your experienced travel manager.

  58. I’d love to win this trip as my planned holidays to the bulbfields have been cancelled 3 years running!

  59. I’d love to experience the colour and fragrance of the bulb fields and keukenhof gardens. Amsterdam is an exciting city which I’d love to explore too. Find out more of my husbands family history as his ancestors were Dutch.

  60. I’ve always wanted to visit but never seemed to get round to booking a trip. I’d also love to meet up with a friend who lives there. I used to babysit him when he was a 5 year old (he’s in his 40’s now).

  61. I would absolutely love a trip to Amsterdam and a visit to the Dutch bulb fields.
    I travelled far in my youth but never went to, let alone explored, Holland.
    The Keuchenhof gardens look fabulous and I can feel the ghost of Carolus Clusius and the later Tulip Mania.

  62. The sight of the bulb fields and the Keukenhof gardens in the spring is a “once seen never forgotten “ experience. We visited over 20 years ago and would love to back. The Amsterdam canals and museums are other memories we would love to relive.

  63. I visited in 1969 and the coach guide told us we were going to witness the most spectacular Hyacinth display.

    Announcing that within one minute we will see this most beautiful site we sat in Great expectation and was stunned to see acre after acre of blank fields.

    An explanation came that it was to produce a stronger bulb next year.
    I’ve never returned but would love to

  64. ’before Covid’ I visited Amsterdam with a friend, & we were determined our next trip would be to the bulbfields. Family responsibilities have prevented us from planning that longed for visit, but winning such a wonderful holiday for next spring outdoor make it possible!

  65. Holland is such a beautiful country. This year we visited Delft and Woerden (such a lovely self-contained town) in early summer and had such a good time we would love to go again, only this time a bit earlier so that we could see the bulbfields at their best.

  66. We did plan to do this trip a few years ago but COVID scuppered that plan. I would love the opportunity to go and see the colours and smell the smells!!

  67. Love The Netherlands but haven’t been since before the pandemic – to be able to go again would be fantastic.

  68. What a lovely prize. I have never been so I would love to see those beautiful flowers. An experience you would never forget.

  69. Some four decades later and I can still remember the amazing vista of the bulbfields and Keukenhoff gardens. I would love to see them again and take a friend who has never been.

  70. It’s the first country I visited as a youngster and would love to return to Edam where I had a fabulous silver service meal.

  71. What a fabulous prize to win. Beautiful bulbs are always associated with Holland. It would be such a privilege to see them and be part of a wonderful scene and atmosphere. Would be a great way to celebrate 48 years of marriage too.
    If we did win this we would be very grateful . Thank you.

  72. I would love to visit the Netherlands particularly to pay a visit to Anne Frank’s house
    and hear of the history and the living conditions at the time. Such a fascinating country

  73. My friend and I went many years ago, we were teenagers on a coach with lots of older people and they were shocked and enthralled by our antics…now we’re the older people and the clog would be on the other foot ……

  74. All my family visited dad when he worked there in the 70’s whilst I stayed in the Essex home keeping the dogs safe. Is it my turn now?

  75. It would be lovely to win this competition and be able to visit theNetherlands as we have friends
    There and he has cancer and it’s terminal he has been told. Just to see him again one more time would be amazing.
    Ruth

  76. What a wonderful sight the Keukenhok gardens are. My husband and I went many years ago and I would love to take my best friend.

  77. Love to go back and see again the sea of colours in the fields and the garden displays are outstanding.finally the surprise of the house of orchids all sizes and holours

  78. When I was small I sang Tulips from Amsterdam at a Sunday School concert. What a lovely treat it would be to see them in real life!

  79. I’m fascinated by the photos I’ve seen of the garden of Piet Oudolph at Hummelo ;a dramatic landscape of wildflowers,perrenials and (my favourite) huge grasses,and would love to visit while I’m still mobile!
    An avid viewer of Van der Valk on t.v,I’d love to see Amsterdam itself and its’ famous museums and art galleries .

  80. I’ve always wanted to see the Dutch bulb fields – this would be such a wonderful opportunity to go with my daughter 🙂🌷

  81. Would LOVE to win this prize, I am singing in my mind:-
    When it’s Spring again I’ll bring again
    Tulips from Keukenhof
    With a heart thats true I’ll give to you
    Tulips from Keukenhof
    I can’t wait until the day you fill
    These eager arms of mine
    Like the windmill keeps on turning
    That’s how my heart keeps on yearning
    For the day I know we can share these Tulips from Keukenhof xxx

  82. We have always wanted to visit the bulbfields in Amsterdam. This year, 2022, is our Golden Wedding anniversary and I would be delighted to tell my wife about our trip to Holland. When it’s spring again I’ll sing again, we’re going to Amsterdam!!

  83. AHH Amsterdam in the Springtime when Im dreaming of walking through the bulfields of the Kuekenhoff, drifting down the sublime canals, perusing the canal steet markets for a bargain, tasting beautiful cuisine, watching the cyclists weave their way through your historic streets. I long to be there….

  84. Great prize it would lovely to vist the flowers festival and travel on the canals we have always wanted to go to Amsterdam

  85. This would make a lovely birthday present for my my wife’s 21st (and quite a bit more!) birthday next spring.

  86. Certainly be a wonderful trip to remember indeed. Went in the sixties in my teens to keukenof gardens and just remember that is stunningly beautiful display of wonderfully glorious tulip flower display

  87. After living and working in the Netherlands for a short time over 30 years ago, it would be great to return for a nostalgic holiday visit.

  88. Have visited Amsterdam a few time but I should imagine that a trip through the wonderful gardens would be @ dream come true.

  89. This sounds an amazing itinerary and I would really like to visit. I have not been to Holland for many years and a visit during tuliptime would be perfect since I am a keen gardener. I look forward to the flowering of my little display of Dutch bulbs but how fantastic to see the extent and colours of Keukenhof!

  90. Fabulous prize have long wanted to visit The Netherlands in Spring to experience the magnificent floral displays and picturesque scenery.

  91. I can recommend a night cruise (with drinks & meal) on the Amsterdam canals, always gives you a different perspective of the city.

  92. It would be a fabulous trip to see wonderful flowers and exciting places. It would be extra special as my husband and I celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary in 2023

  93. I would love to sightsee from the comfort of a canal cruise. To experience the beauty of the tulip fields and to enjoy a new country to explore. My fingers are crossed.

  94. Would love to see Holland its a city of culture and I would love to explore it and enjoy the experience of this beautiful city.

  95. A trip to the beautiful bulb fields in Amsterdam would give us a wonderful experience of being immersed in a kaleidoscope of tulip petals. We nearly visited Amsterdam but the Covid pandemic struck. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to realise our dream!

  96. A holiday to Amsterdam to see the beauty of the fields of tulips – what a treat that would be! I’ve never visited the Netherlands – a delight for my husband and me!

  97. My dad brought a Dutch wooden clog home from the 2nd world war as a memento from a family he helped. I’ve always said would love to visit the country especially as l love gardening. This trip would be a dream come true.

  98. Amsterdam is one place I would love to visit. I haven’t had the opportunity to travel for a long time but this is at my top of my bucket list.

  99. Nearly 50 years since my husband and I visited the beautiful Dutch bulb gardens. Would be a lovely treat to visit again.

  100. I would love to see the spring flowers as a garden plant, rather than the pot plants in my garden. The colours must be amazing.

  101. I’ve been to Amsterdam once. It’s a lovely city. I’ve never had the chance to visit the bulb fields which I’ve been told are beautiful.

  102. Love De Needeerlanse! Bucket list destination the Keukenhof! Seen and heard of it but no more than that! Please please please please! Lol!

  103. Having read all the comments already made …. I think my reason for wanting to go is a mixture of nearly all of them!!! My parents lived in a little village called Blaricum near Amsterdam for five years back in the 1980’s and my mother took me to The Keukenhof to see the famous bulb fields. It was something I shall never ever forget. Stunningly beautiful, with not enough superlative adjectives in the English language to describe it. My parents loved living in Holland, it’s such a beautiful country. Sadly my father passed away 8 years ago and my mother passed away this June just gone, three weeks before her 96th birthday. I would dearly love to go back to Holland and especially The Keukenhof in memory of them both, as it was a time and a place I shall never forget. The Dutch are some of the kindest and friendliest people on earth and they have a joie de vivre like no other nation I know of. I can probably think of a million other reasons to go back to Holland – but they are too numerous to write here. Should I be lucky enough to win this prize though, maybe I can realise quite a few of them.

  104. Keukenhof Gardens are absolutely beautiful in the Spring – blue rivers of grape hyacinth, tulips of every colour, dappled sunlight through the new greenery of the trees.
    Amsterdam is an architecture lover’s delight. Keep your eyes raised to wonder at the myriad of different gable rooflines along the canals – endlessly fascinating.

  105. I like to travel to see the iconic scenes that abound on travel websites, programmes and literature – such as the Grand Canyon, the Taj Mahal, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge etc but since Covid and its fallout and subsequent travel problems we decided to complete our bucket list and regain confidence in travelling by visiting such iconic scenes closer to home. Thus, a trip to Amsterdam and escorted trips to the Bulb Fields would be the perfect start point.

  106. Fab experience for the winner, Holland as I am told is an amazing country, lovely culture, friendly people with some really exciting places to visit, especially Anne Frank’s house (museum)

  107. i have holidayed and travelled through the netherlands so many times but not really spent much time looking around. I would like the opportunity to do this.

  108. Never been to Amsterdam my husband booked to take me there for my birthday January 2021 got cancelled due to Covid would love to go there and see the beautiful tulips and canals

  109. My first trip and only trip yet to the Netherlands, Amsterdam specifically, was in the winter season some years ago. I lodged in a boat with a friend and it was my best unusual experience yet. Though it was so so so cold (stressing the ‘so’), I still wish to return when the weather is much favourable in order to experience the country with much awe and feel its vibe.

  110. I would love to visit the Netherlands because it looks beautiful. Also truth be told, I feel I only have 20 years or less to go everywhere I want to go and this is one of the places I want to see.

  111. My maternal family comes from Harwich and one of my uncles (whom I never met) worked on the ferries to Amsterdam as a steward. My husband loves tulips, a flower he never saw in his native country of Philippines. I am a home hobbyist bread maker and follow artisan breadmakers in the Netherlands (weekendbakery.com).
    All pretty random, but nevertheless passions we pursue.
    Haven’t had a holiday break for six years now, and having to replace my car in the current economic climate doesn’t help, so it would be really great to win this. Best wishes to whomever does win.

  112. We tried to visit for our 40th wedding anniversary but family circumstances made it impossible, romance can happen any year and I can think of nowhere more romantic to celebrate an
    April anniversary.

  113. This would be a glorious holiday for my lovely partner and I. He works for a wildlife charity, and struggles to take time off as his job is his hobby, but this would definitely persuade him!

  114. We cannot grow tulips in our garden as the squirrels like them so much so would love to see them en masse. We would also love to experience a river trip in Amsterdam.

  115. Our daughter is just about to start a new life in the Netherlands and this would be a lovely introduction for us to the country giving us the opportunity to link up with her too.

  116. I would love to take my wife on such a journey, she enjoys flower arranging so much and to see such a plethora of blooms maybe extreme enjoyment for our first trip out of the UK in 20 years

  117. I last went to the Keukenhof Gardens with my mum
    She was dressed in pink, we did have fun.
    My sister booked a mobility scooter
    So she could see the sights, her driving was mad
    She kept sounding the hooter
    It would be nice to cruise down the canals
    And have a beer if thats allowed
    To see the windmills, what a sight
    With Shoe demo, cheese tasting
    Here is my entry
    Please pick me i deserve a flight!
    Shirley Ward Shirley Tours

  118. Since losing my husband I have been nervous to travel. We visited Amsterdam some years ago and vowed to return to the Netherlands in the spring to see the amazing bulb fields. I would love to make this trip.

  119. My wife has been lucky enough to visit Amsterdam and the Keukenhof which she thoroughly enjoyed, as yet I haven’t visited but it’s on my list of travel destinations. There is so much to see and do, the colour and the vibes. Can’t wait!!!

  120. I’ve not visited Holland for years and my wife has never been. It would be great to see the Country.

  121. Yes please, I’d love to win this. This looks fantastic. Always wanted to see the beautiful bulbfields. Keeping fingers crossed. Thank you.

  122. I would like to revisit Tilburg which was a regular holiday location many years ago, together with the flowers would make a perfect return to Holland.

  123. My Mother in law went to Holland about 60 years ago, the only place they ever went abroad. They loved it and I would like to do the same. Always plant tulip bulbs in my tubs in September

  124. I first visited Amsterdam over 40 years ago with my best friend & our mums. We loved the tulip fields. I have since visited with my husband on a cruise but you have to be so selective in what to do in just a day.
    This holiday would give us the opportunity to ‘explore’ all that is on offer.

  125. Wow it looks so wonderful, I have never been but would absolutely love to go and be able to experience all the beauty it has to offer.

  126. Always been on my bucket list to experience Keukenhof. All those dazzling floral displays and the pure joy of visiting the Netherlands with all it has to offer.

  127. My parents had a holiday there shortly after they married and my mum still talks about it now. Would love the see the Bulbfields myself after hearing about it for so long.

  128. It’s been over 20 years since I was in Amsterdam and that was just for a day. It would be lovely to go back and spend some more time and see the tulips!

  129. I have never been to Holland and visiting the tulip fields is on my bucket list – tulips are my favourite flowers! It would be great to be able to take my neighbour who hasn’t had a holiday for years.

  130. My mother was Dutch and since she died more than 30 years ago my visits to Netherlands have dwindled to none. I once went to the Tulip fields with her and her sister(my Aunt) and would love to rekindle the feelings of that happy time

  131. I love Amsterdam but I’ve never visited the bulb fields. Would make an excellent choice for my first post-Covid trip.

  132. I’d love to see Keukenhof, it’s on my bucket list…plus we’d be able to catch up with friends who live not far from Amsterdam! What a treat!

  133. I have always dreamt of visiting Amsterdam and the beautiful Dutch bulb fields. This would be a dream come true.

  134. I visited The Netherlands a few years ago and absolutely loved it. I’d love the opportunity to visit the Keukenhof gardens again.

  135. The Netherlands has been on the top of my list to go in Spring for years and years and with the pause in not being able to travel due to Covid for so long this would indeed be an amazing adventure and a wonderful treat.

  136. I have never visited Amsterdam and my husband has been promising me a trip there for 25 years but we haven’t managed it yet! Maybe this time I’ll be lucky!

  137. One and only visit to Amsterdam was Queen Juliana’s birthday and the streets were so packed it was frightening. So we ducked down a side street and made our way to the station so never did see Amsterdam. Would love to return.

  138. The last time I visited Amsterdam was with a close friend who sadly died some years ago, so I would like to go back to make some more memories.

  139. People watching at pavement cafes, a trip to the heritage sites or the diamond factory, a leisurely ride on the canals or cycle, whatever you do in Amsterdam brings healing and peace. A close neighbour with that continental flavour and what better time of the year to visit when everything begins to grow and those wonderful tulips bloom. Absolute perfection to start the new season and invigorate your soul.

  140. I would love to be your lucky winner as my husband Simon is due to retire soon, what a start this would be , he has worked so hard outside for over 40 years , time to start relaxing

  141. As keen gardeners my husband and I would love this trip. We have travelled with Newmarket before and know how good their organised trips are. We did visit the Floriade in Holland some years ago, but have not managed to visit Holland in Spring. Visiting there is now added to our ‘must do’ list.

  142. I had a lovely holiday in Amsterdam where I rode the bikes among other things. I would dearly love to visit when all the bulbs are out as I’d like to paint them.

  143. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers. I love their shapes and the way they carry on growing in the vase. I especially love the parrot tulips with their intense flame-like colours.

  144. Seeing spring bulbs always lifts my spirits, heralding new beginnings. Holland is, also, a country on my wish list, with much to explore.

  145. I would love to visit the Tulip fields and do some sightseeing in Amsterdam. I have been to Holland many times on work trips but have only seen the inside if factories and offices……. Having a chance to really enjoy the city would be amazing!

  146. We went to Amsterdam 35 years ago and It was an eye opener to say the least! We’re there mid February, with snow on the ground. Would love to,see it in the summer months.

  147. I haven’t spent any time in the Netherlands & would love to go & see the bulbfields, taking my mum who’s had a pretty stressful time recently. It would certainly brighten up her life 🤞

  148. I’d like to give my daughter and her husband a holiday. She works in the NHS and has had a very difficult few years They deserve a break

  149. I have just planted over 75 tulip bulbs in my garden over the last couple of days ready for next Spring. How nice it would be to see fields of these lovely colourful flowers and enjoy a little break away with my husband while at the same time taking in some interesting facts and scenery of the Netherlands.

  150. I have always wanted to see the bulb fields in The Netherlands. Went to Amsterdam a few years ago but we didn’t have transport to go out to the fields.

  151. The Dutch are such a friendly people and very hospitable. I would love to see these tulips – I get my garden tulip bulbs from Holland every year but these look far superior to my efforts!

  152. Have always wanted to see the tulips and visit Amsterdam. Last visit to Holland i was on a school visit at 14 yrs.

  153. The tulip fields are on my once-in-a-lifetime list. Nature, history and beauty all in one trip are three reasons I’d love to visit.

  154. 30 years ago I lived in the Netherlands for a year and a half. Mainly around Amsterdam. it would be nice to go back and see how much it has changed.

  155. I have always wanted to visit The Netherlands since I was a little girl, with their style of houses and architecture. Tulips are one of my favourite flowers and the Dutch are always interesting people to talk to.

  156. Reading this brought back a long-forgotten memory. As a child, for a few months, we had a young lady teacher in primary school, she was from Holland and regaled us with tales of the Keukenhof fields in the early 50s. Just after they opened her parents had taken her from their home in Haarlem ‘to see what all the fuss was about’. She showed us photographs of her and her sister running through fields of tulips (much to her father’s chagrin she said). I was fascinated and dreamt for several nights that I was flying like a bird over endless fields of tulips, I imagined myriads of colors, including sparkling gold and silver ones! I swore to myself that as soon as I was old enough, I too would visit Keukenhof and run through the poppy fields. Alas, a pledge soon forgotten, now 60 years later I doubt if they allow people to run through the fields, but to see them would make a childhood dream finally come true.

  157. My wife and I would love to see the bulb fields of Holland. We keep looking at a river cruise from Holland to Budapest but it is just fitting it in between other things.

  158. We have visited The Netherlands and in particular Keukenhof a couple of times but not for several years. It has always been spectacular and the opportunity to visit again would be amazing.
    Such wonderful displays and ideas and always very friendly people.

  159. It has been some years since my wife and I have visited Holland, a place of which we are fond. This trip would be a perfect opportunity for us to reacquaint ourselves with the land of tulips and windmills.

  160. 40 years ago my husband and l visited Holland to play hockey against a dutch team located near the polders. We made many friends, fell in love with both the country and its people. We took our children on many enjoyable holidays there especially to Zandvoort, a great holiday town with a long sandy beach, dunes and only 30 minutes away by train to Amsterdam with its canals, zoo, and museums.
    We never made it to the Botanical gardens in Amsterdam which we would love to visit as well as to Edam to sample the cheese, the bulb fields and the picturesque Dutch landscape with it’s windmills.

  161. Amsterdam and the tulip fields are on our bucket list of ‘must see and must do’ – it would be nice to cross something off the ever growing list 😍

  162. My husband and I went to Amsterdam many years ago. Sadly it wasn’t the right time to visit the beautiful tulip fields. Would love to re-visit Amsterdam at the right time of the year. Would give me some ideas for a Spring garden at home.

  163. It would be great to visit the Netherlands again after such a long time. It is such a beautiful country with many varied things to see and do. We would welcome such a lovely break.

  164. I’d love to go to Amsterdam as I’ve never been before and I’d like to see all the beautiful flowers and sights.

  165. My Mother visited the Keukenhoff gardens many years ago when she was accompanying a party of primary school children. She died in the year 2000 but I still remember how taken she was with the gardens so since then it has been a place I would love to visit.

  166. My husband and I are disabled and struggle to walk on anything but flat land. With the Netherlands being famous for being flat, it would be the ideal destination for us. To see all the bulbs and flowers would be a bonus!

  167. Holland is such a diverse country, so many things to offer. Would be so lucky to win this and see the flourishing bulb fields

  168. Love to visit Holland again after 40 years ,still got my Dutch clogs had to wear them on the way home from Holland ,has my feet got so wet and the only footwear I had was my souvenir clogs. still fitting me today. Tulips chocolate beer cheese what more can you ask for.

  169. What a wonderful prize combining city and the bulb fields. My husband squeeled with delight when I mentioned the EDam cheese tasting! Typicalalways thinking of his belly, but this trip would be perfect for us both culture, adventure and cheese!

  170. Well a visit the Dutch Bulbfields would be a lovely Spring treat after the winter rain and cost of energy due

  171. Having never visited the Netherlands this would be wonderful, a chance to explore somewhere new and I would love to see the colourful tulip fields, I bet they are stunning. Many thanks

  172. Holland has been on my wish list for the last 30+ years but I still haven’t made it to see the canals or the beautiful tulips.

  173. Wow, I would love to go to the Netherlands to see all the Tulips and then into Amsterdam to visit Anne Franks House, I’ve read her diary a few times and it’s utterly heartbreaking to think of what she and many thousands of others went through.

  174. I’d love to visit The Netherlands because I have never been before. It looks pretty and I’d love to see the bulb fields and meet the local people.

  175. This must be one of the most beautiful cruises to experience. I can only imagine the sight and smell of the millions of tulips of the bulb fields. How romantic to cruise the canals and walk through Amsterdam and over the bridges would be a real treat. It would be fun trying to espy the mouse that lives in the windmill too!! Keeping everything crossed 🤞❤️🤞

  176. I’d love to revisit and see all the bits of Amsterdam I ran out of time to see last time I was there over twenty years ago

  177. My husband and I would enjoy this so much. Since his strokes holidays have been more challenging but we could mange this.

  178. Spring is my favourite season – watching everything come back to life! I can’t think of anywhere better to spend it than the Garden of Europe, can you imagine?!

  179. I very much enjoyed visiting the Netherlands before but never been privileged to be able to travel there there in the spring to see the bulbfields. I would really love to do. It wouldn’t be a joy to see. The icing on the cake would be to travel with Newmarket who are an excellent tour company,

  180. I remember going to the bulb fields when I was a child with my parents, and I loved the colourful display, but didn’t really appreciate its full magnificent. Now I’m retired it would be lovely to enjoy this treat again with my husband.

  181. Had the good fortune to pay a visit to Holland in the 1980’s on business in Appeldorn and stopped for a short while at Arnhem and Gouda on the way back to catch the ferry at the Hook. I was very impressed with the friendliness of the Dutch people and the scenery and would love to see more of the Netherlands now.

  182. I’ve been to the Netherlands before but never to the gardens. I would love to see all the beautiful colours of the bulbs and share them with my friend Janie who has had two different cancers recently and is slowing recovering – she deserves a real treat and I think she would really appreciate this one.

  183. It would remind me of the first river cruise I had after the death of my wife and daughter in a road crash in May 2015 after 42 year’s happy marriage, a cruise where I missed them so much.

  184. My first ever flight was to The Netherlands and have not had the opportunity to go back but would love to. When we went before it was not the time for the tulips.

  185. This sounds like a lovely, easy-going, sedate break.
    I’ve often wanted to visit to coincide with the flowering fields, so this would be perfect.
    It would be wonderful to win.

  186. At school, we had exchange trips with a school in The Netherlands, in Hoorn. Fast forward 60 years and some of us are still in touch, having formed firm friendships over the years. We’ve spoken of a post pandemic reunion. This would offer an ideal opportunity to scope places to see and things to do!

  187. Spring is my favourite time of the year and I get so excited when the tulips start to appear in the garden
    I would love the opportunity to visit them on mass in this famous park.

  188. It would be lovely to be able to visit the Dutch bulb fields in the spring, to see Keukenhof in particular, in all it’s splendour.
    I have visited over 52 years ago … when I was 6 months pregnant with my first born son! I did not ‘travel well’ at that time and have never had the opportunity to go back to experience all that there is to offer in this lovely country.

  189. Every Autumn I order tulip and hyacinth bulbs for my front garden. I plan a pattern of colours to create my own mini Kreukenhof that will wow passers-by in the Spring. But although I always have a colourful display, there’s no sign of my carefully designed pattern. Could I have mixed up the bulbs yet again? A stroll through the wonderful Kreukenhof Park would inspire me to carry on planting and creating when I get back to my own garden.

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