The gate to the Dune and Flowerbulb Region
Hillegom is the most northern town of the Bulb Region. If you want to learn more about this beautiful flower region, you should start your discovery here. With the beach and many other nature- and recreation areas at cycling distance, it has a quiet, rural atmosphere.
The town has an open-air swimming pool, a paintball centre, the first drift trike track in the Netherlands, picking gardens and an excellent shopping centre. It is a village with a rich history. The village pump and the adjacent Hof tell the story of the ancestors of the current lord of Hillegom, Jan Six.
Shopping in Hillegom
A pleasant shopping experience in the charming centre of HillegomFind a shop
Eating out in Hillegom
Enjoying a bite to eat after a day in the Bulb RegionChoose your restaurant
Overnight stays in Hillegom
Sleeping with the bulb fields on your doorstepFind your accommodation
Discover the beauty of Dahlias
From mid-August, the Bulb Region is dominated by Dahlias. There are many activities during this period. From touring along show gardens to the annual Dahlia Mosaic Competition.
In recent years, this versatile summer flower has grown enormously in popularity. The Dahlia is a colourful sparkling flower that blooms very richly and long, from mid-summer to October Unlike spring bloomers, dahlias are not bulbs but tubers.
Today, there are more than 62,000 different cultivated varieties in all colours, shapes and sizes. These bright explosions of colour are real eye-catchers. The region's show gardens offer a unique opportunity to admire the diversity and beauty of dahlias up close.It's time for Dahlias!
Get on your bike and discover
Experience wonderful cycling routes along the vast flower fields, beautiful scenery, the lovely village and the historic heritage.Find a cycle route
Put on your hiking boots
The hiking network of the Bulb Region will take you to the most beautiful spots in and around HillegomDiscover the walking routes
Activities for all ages
Cycling, walking, swimming and playing. Check out the many possibilities Hillegom has to offer!Activities at a glance
Products from the Bulb Region
Visit a brewery, a grower or a farm shop to see what they doA taste of the region
Strolling in the dunes
Between beach and inland and close to the big cities are the "Nationaal Park Hollandse Duinen" and the "Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen".The Dunes