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As soon as the tulip fields are in bloom, it is time for the spring festival in the Netherlands: ‘The Bloemencorso van de Bollenstreek‘. Every year, this flower parade is the highlight of spring in the Netherlands. In 2024, the 77th Flower Parade will ride on Saturday 20 April. Then, the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek will ride from Noordwijk to Haarlem. More than a million people enjoy the annual parade along the roadside or on one of the official flower parade stands.

In 2024, the official parade is on Saturday 20 April but prior to the parade, there are many parade-related events in the Bollenstreek (Dutch flower region). On Sunday 21 April, you can admire the beautiful floats in Haarlem city centre.

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek Flower Parade Holland
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek 2024

The Bollenstreek Flower Parade is the only flower parade that takes place in spring. It is also the only parade that is built with bulbous flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. The Flower Parade is therefore called the face of spring, as no parade can match the unique spring colours and scents of the flower parade.

Flower Parade on Saturday 20 April

The procession on Saturday 20 April consists of about 14 floats and as many as more than 30 flower-decorated luxury and special cars. For an extra festive look, the procession will be accompanied by marching bands. Along the route, there will be space for the many hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek Flower Parade Holland

Theme 2024: Flower parade

The 2024 Flower Parade does not have a fixed theme. The organisation of the parade thus gives more freedom to the design teams of the floats. This is also reflected in the diversity of the floats. The video below shows all the designs for the 2024 Flower Parade. More information: The designs of the floats of the Flower Parade 2024.

Tickets for stands Flower parade

Tribune Bloemencorso Bollenstreek
Buy tickets for Tribune Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

What could be better than watching the Flower Parade on a grandstand. In 2024, there are at least three grandstand locations available to enjoy the Flower Parade. These grandstands will be in Lisse, Sassenheim and Hillegom. Toilet facilities and catering are available at each grandstand. The grandstands are very popular every year and seats must be reserved in advance. A speaker is present at the grandstands who tells a lot about the parade and the floats. The stands are popular so book your seats in time!

Travel advice Flower parade

The Flower Parade is traditionally the busiest day of the year in the Bollenstreek. The combination of the Flower Parade and the blooming of the tulip fields attracts visitors from all over the world. If you want to travel to the Flower Parade, we advise you to get to the Bulb Region early in the morning. If you travel by car, you can book a day ticket at Keukenhof for € 10.00. Want to travel by public transport? Special Keukenhof buses run from Amsterdam, Schiphol, Haarlem, Leiden, Noordwijk and Katwijk to take you to the tulip fields quickly and inexpensively. Both the parking ticket and the Keukenhof bus need to be booked in advance.

  • Reserve parking ticket (only in combination with Keukenhof ticket)
  • All information about Keukenhof buses

Programme Flower parade Bollenstreek 2024

the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek 2024 begins as early as Wednesday 17 April when hundreds of volunteers start stabbing the corsowagens. Three days of hard work will go into getting the floats ready for Friday afternoon 19 April.

17 April to 19 April | Flower parade construction days

Opbouwdagen Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

In the three days leading up to the parade on 20 April, the corso floats are “staked”. The floats are then covered with bulbous flowers by many hundreds of volunteers. You can come and admire the work in the Klinkenberghal in Sassenheim. Tickets for the construction days must be bought online.

19 April | Evening parade in Noordwijkerhout

Bloemencorso Noordwijkerhout
Evening parade in Noordwijkerhout

The evening parade will be set up as a festive ribbon in the centre of Noordwijkerhout on Friday 19 April from 6pm. At 9.15pm, the parade will pass through Noordwijkerhout illuminated.

20 April | Flower parade from Noordwijk to Haarlem

foto credits: Keukenhof

At 9.30am, the parade will depart from the Koningin Wilhelmina Boulevard in Noordwijk for the 40km journey to Haarlem. The 42.5km parade will pass through Teylingen, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek, Heemstede and arrive in Haarlem at around 9pm.

Omroep Max is filming the parade in Lisse city centre. The parade arrives in the centre of Lisse at around 15:20.

21 april | Bloemencorso in Haarlem

Bloemencorso Haarlem
Bloemencorso Haarlem op 21 april 2024

On Saturday evening, 20 April, the floats will arrive in Haarlem. On Sunday 21 April, the flower floats will be in the city centre so everyone will have enough time to walk quietly around the flower floats.

Hotel at Flower Parade Bollenstreek 2024

Hotel Lowietje Lisse
Hotels during the Flower Parade

The tulip fields are in magnificent bloom during the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. It is one of the busiest weekends with visitors from home and abroad. More and more people book a hotel, holiday park or b&b to avoid the traffic jams on the day of the flower parade.

When is the Flower Parade in the coming years?

The Flower Parade will run on the following date in the coming years:

2024Saturday 20 April
2025Saturday 12 April
2026Saturday 18 April
2027Saturday 17 April

Tips Bollenstreek

Come and enjoy between beach and city and discover Holland from the most beautiful holiday region of the Netherlands. View our tips below.

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