Hiking across the tulip fields



The unique to this world, Flowering Zijpe hike is held on Sunday, the 29st of April 2018.


- The day of hiking in the biggest uninterrupted flowerbulbarea in the world, in the Head of North-Holland.
- The route taken on the hike crosses almost no asphalt. About 90% of the hike goes across the farmland.
- You get to go to places where it usually it isn't allowed to hike!


Only on Sunday the 29st of April 2018, fifty landowners give their permission to walk across their fields. The families of the bulbfarmers take care of cookies and drinks along the road. They can also explain things about the bulbfields.


The distances are: 7.5 - 8 - 15 - 20 - 30 kilometre. The different distances bring the hiker through very diverse parks like "Het Wildrijk" (wild hyacinths) and complimentary the "Nollenland van Abbestede". The true hiker who wants to cross 40 kilometres, can walk through the preserve of "het Zwanenwater" on their own initiative. (Do keep in mind that walking across bulbland is harder than average!)


The start and finish locations will be:

8, 15 en 30 km:
Belkmerweg 65
1753 GD Sint Maartenszee

7,5 en 20 km:
Camping de Nollen
Westerweg 8
1756 JD Callantsoog


Times to start:
- Nordic walkers: Between 7:30 and 8:00.
- 20 and 30 kilometres: Between 8:00 and 12:00
- 7.5, 8 and 15 kilometres: Between 8:00 and 14:00


Times to finish:

Till 18.00 


The sign up for hiking on Sunday, the 29st of April 2018 is opened from the 20st of januari 2018.

Sign up rates will be:

- Adults € 7,50 by person

- Kids up to 12 years old: € 3.00 by person


Rates on Sunday, the 30st of April 2017:

- Adults € 9,00 by person
- Kids up to 12 years old: € 4.00 by person


Warning: Dogs are not allowed on the walk! Participants are requested not to pick any of the flowers. This way we can ensure that the walk can be done the next years. At the start and finish there is plenty of oppertunity to buy tulips. The profits go to a good cause, the foundation of Flowering Zijpe made it their goal to be socially responsible. The profit of the flowersales goes to a foundation or a club to give their money-box a "boost".


More information via: info@bloeiendzijpe.nlor VVV Callantsoog +31 223 674600 (Option 4 = Callantsoog).

The closest trainstation is in Schagen or Alkmaar. Through www.9292ov.nl you will find information about the public transportation.