The Golden Daffodil stood on top of our Car
Riet Laros-Velthoven's Story
Mijn vader was landarbeider in de bollenteelt en na de oorlog verdiende hij graag wat bij. Via de heer Kees van der Zaal, hyacintenkweker en bestuurslid van het Bloemencorso, raakte hij bekend met het Bloemencorso in Lisse. Als gezin of familie kon je in die tijd - medio jaren zestig - een wagen aannemen en kreeg je betaald voor het aantal vierkante meters steekwerk.
As a family we worked together in the HBG building on the Grachtweg/Tulpenstraat in Lisse (Later the CNB and now Floralis). It was fun, but a lot relied on the quality of the hyacinths which were staked during this period onto straw mats. After we were ready, the flower arrangers finished off the floats with beautiful bouquets.
The canteen at the HBG did a roaring trade and it was a lot of fun. When the floats were almost finished visitors were allowed in to see them for a fee. There was always a lot of interest.
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