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.
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.
20th to 24th April 2022
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.
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ROUTE OF THE MAIN PARADE
On 23rd April 2022 our parade travels from the floral beach resort of Noordwijk to the floral city of Haarlem
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Bloemencorso 2022 | | 20th to 24th April 2022