The Dutch Flower Parade Is Coming Up on April 20th

The floral event of 2024 is only a few days away, and if you're a flower fan at heart, you won't want to miss it.

By: THURSD. | 03-04-2024 | 4 min read
Floral Events
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Take in the stunning springtime colors by attending the renowned Dutch Flower Parade. In Holland, the parade is an annual event that involves a large number of volunteers. Prepare your travel plans so that you can attend this magnificent flower event on Saturday, April 20, 2024. As many like to say, spring has finally sprung, and with this comes one of the favorite seasons in the world

The Dutch Flower Parade Is One of the Most Spectacular Flower Shows in the World

Good things come in spring and this year, the Dutch Flower Parade - for Dutch people known as Bloemencorso Bollenstreek - will mark its 77th time being celebrated and praised around the world. No need to say that it is indeed the most famous flower parade (free to visit) in the Netherlands and it can be perfectly combined with a visit to the Tulip Gardens of Keukenhof and the tulip fields in Holland. These three remarkable spots will make your visit to the Netherlands completely worth it.


Flower lion for the Dutch Flower Parade
Flower lion for the Dutch Flower Parade in 2023


The spring flower parade in Holland is unique in the world. Did you know it is the only flower parade that is made up of spring flowers like tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths? More than a million visitors from all over the world enjoy the Dutch Flower Parade during the route of the creations. Here's everything you need to know about the location, tickets, and where to grab the best spot to see this marvelous show.


Colorful flower octopus design
Photo: @royalfloraholland


A Flower Parade Coming in Strong This Year

Millions of people from all over the world enjoy colorful flower floats when attending the Dutch Flower Parade. This event is also known as the 'Keukenhof Flower Parade'. If what you're looking for is to uplift and boost your springtime this year while finding the perfect destination filled with flowers, this is your place to be.


Tulip designs made out of real life flowers
Photo: @viktoria.vynogradska


Many people call this flower parade the Keukenhof Flower Parade as well. The real (Dutch) name is Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. Most visitors view the flower parade on the Keukenhof part of the route and have a truly spectacular view of the huge blooming floats right in front of them. This is why, if you want to be one of the lucky ones to see these incredible flower designs closely, you should start thinking about booking your flights to Holland in advance.


Flower kissing couple
Photo: @hoponhopoff_holland


Learn More About This Year's Theme

The Flower Parade in 2024 does not have an overarching theme. This gives the design teams more freedom and makes the floats, and thus gives the event an even more surprising and beautiful look while living an unforgettable experience. The video below shows the designs for the floats for the 2024 Flower Parade.



Flower Parade Route

On Saturday, April 20th, 2024, the floral procession will start from the seaside town of Noordwijk and rides through the different cities of Voorhout, Sassenheim, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek, Heemstede to arrive in the city of Haarlem at night. The 42-kilometer (26-mile) long course is a marathon in itself. Several viewing areas have been set up along the route to provide extra entertainment and information about the corso floats. On Sunday the 23rd of April the Bloemencorso Flower Parade is parked until 16.00 hrs in the city center of Haarlem (at the Grote Markt and surrounding areas).


Masks made out of flowers for the Dutch Flower Parade
Photo: @welovetulips


Flower designs during Dutch Flower Parade
Photo: @bloemencorsobollenstreek


One of the best points to view the Dutch Flower Parade is on the Keukenhof Boulevard in Lisse. It’s located in front of the main entrance of the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. You can easily combine the parade with Keukenhof. Keep in mind that it is always a busy day and try to come to Keukenhof as early as possible. If you want to combine Keukenhof with the Flower Parade, you should buy your Keukenhof tickets online. It can be a crowded day at the gardens and with your online ticket, you can skip the line at the ticket office.


A toucan made out of flowers
Photo: @viktoria.vynogradska


Man made out of flowers
Photo: @viktoria.vynogradska


You also can watch the parade from a grandstand seat. There are seven Grandstands available to watch the event. There are stands in Lisse, Hillegom, Voorhout, Noordwijk, Heemstede, and one in Sassenheim. The Grandstands cover a lot of extras such as parking close by, sanitary facilities, and excellent catering. A speaker will provide the stands with commentary as the parade passes. The price depends on the location of the stand. Check out more information on Tulip Festival Amsterdam's website.


Dutch Flower Parade
Photo: @bloemencorsobollenstreek


With the arrival of spring, the Dutch Flower Parade is only a few days away. If you want to live the most amazing flower experience, make sure to get organized with time and plan your visit accordingly.



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