I was born and raised in the bulb district and watched the parade every year. As a child this was a day of celebration and the day of the parade is still a my special day.
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This year instead of bringing the world to the parade we are bringing the parade to the world. Do you have a story to tell about the parade or your visit to the bulb district? Share it on this page.
Via this link you can upload an image, video or pdf of your story and who knows, it may travel the world paradeportraits
We have been involved in the parade since the swimming club Watervrienden from Lisse took on the decoration of one of the floats.
I have been involved as a volunteer with the parade since 2005. At that time I was on the committee of the Allotment Society Elsgeest in Voorhout and we were asked to help decorate the floats.
We are Allstars a Dutch cover band. We travelled with the parade on 4 occasions over the whole route from Noordwijk to Haarlem performing a live music marathon.
For the second year in a row the traditional annual parade has been cancelled. The teamwork, the excitement, the fantastic floats, all will be sorely missed.
I started as an actor on one of the floats and am now a long-time member of the entertainment committee.