In Russia - bulbs for sale in the market from De Ree!
Hans and Louise's Story
Started working on the floats as teenagers
After we were married, we missed 16 years when Hans was posted abroad.
No hyacinths to be found in Thailand or Indonesia, but in market in Russia to our surprise we found packets of bulbs for sale from De Ree in Lisserbroek! We also spotted posters promoting Keukenhof or Bloemencorso Bollenstreek in the strangest of places (Canada, Japan etc.). Of course that made us think of home. We normally visited The Netherlands in spring time to see family, but we always seemed to miss the parade. Lucky in recent years we could follow it on T.V. via catch-up.
We are looking forward to next year
Following our return to Lisse in 2013 we immediately signed up again with the Watervrienden and also became members of the Bloemencorso committee. Hans in now involved in picking the flowers which is more part of the general organisation, but of course we will be there again pinning the flowers onto the floats. We can't wait for 2022.
Spring Photography Competition
Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is organising a photography competition in four categories.
Homemade Hearts from the Parade
For all those who have purchased a DIY Heart, follow below for more details.
- Where is my take-away flower heart?
THE MOST SPECTACULAR SPRING FESTIVAL IN THE NETHERLANDS
The Bloemencorso of the Bollenstreek is the largest spring festival in The Netherlands. This colourful, fragrant spectacle is celebrated annually during one week of the year by more than one million visitors. The main highlight of the event is the parade on Saturday when the colourful floats and the luxury vehicles decorated in masses of flowers travel the 42 km route. The addition of cheerful music from the marching bands and amusement on and around the floats all contribute to the excitement of the event as experienced by the stream of visitors from home and abroad.
While we would like to report otherwise, these spring festivities will not take place in 2021 as described above. The Covid-19 pandemic causes us to change our plans. This year we are not inviting the world to visit the parade but we are bringing the parade to the world.
FOLLOW THE PARADE LIVE
2021 WITH A DIFFERENCE
WE ARE BRINGING THE BLOEMENCORSO TO THE WORLD
The Bollenstreek Bloemencorso can be followed via our Livestream. Watch and enjoy the colourful splendour from the comfort of your easy chair as the parade traverses the Bollenstreek.
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Together we keep the event and the traditions alive.
Together we bring the message of hope and happiness.
Together we leave the period of darkness behind us and celebrate the arrival of spring.
ROUTE OF THE MAIN PARADE
Sadly in 2021 the parade will not be travelling from Noordwijk to Haarlem.
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Bloemencorso 2022 | | 20th to 24th April 2022