CORSO 2021

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BEHIND THE SCENES

WEDNESDAY 14TH APRIL TO FRIDAY MORNING 16TH APRIL 2021

Always wanted to see how a Corso float is made? Construction takes place over three days in a large local hall where you can see hundreds of volunteers decorating the floats with fragrant, colourful, spring bulb flowers including hyacinths, daffodils and tulips.

The flowers are pinned to the floats via a special technique called 'staking'. If you are lucky you may get the opportunity to try for yourself. How exciting to actually see your own handiwork passing by on the parade.

The entry tickets for 2021 are available for sale online only. Ticket sales start on 15th February 2021. Reservations can be made via: booking@bloemencorso.info

OPENING HOURS

Wednesday      14th April 2021      9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday          15th April 2021      9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday                16th April 2021      9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

ADDRESS

Tennishal De Klinkenberg
Rijksstraatweg 52
2171 AM Sassenheim (A44 EXIT 4)

Individual entry tickets

€ 6.-                     Adults    
€ 2.-                     Children from 6 to 12 years   
FREE               Children up to 6 years

Group entry tickets

€ 5.-     Per person for groups minimum 20 persons
Book tickets via: booking@bloemencorso.info

€ 60.-   For primary school children, per class*
Book tickets via educatie@bloemencorso.info
*Based on 25 children and 4 accompanying adults.

ENTERTAINMENT AND DUTCH DELIGHTS

Enjoy the fun behind the scenes! Refeshments are served while you enjoy the various events including the famous''First Stake"' by local dignatories and the open podium with various musical acts. You may even be interviewed on radio or television! Stalls with traditional Dutch delights complete the experience.

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PARKING

Free parking is available in the area around Tennis Hall Klinkenberg. Use your GPS and then follow the instructions of the traffic wardens on arrival. Limited invalid parking is available next to the Hall.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Station Sassenheim which is served by trains from Leiden and Amsterdam is in reasonable walking distance of the Tennis Hall Klinkenberg. Use www.ovov92.nl to calculate the quickest connection to the "Behind the Scenes" experience.

BEHIND THE SCENES

For three days from Wednesday 14th to Friday morning 16th April you can watch the art of decorating the floats in The Klinkenberg tennis hall in Sassenheim. Hundreds of volunteers are busily attaching the millions of flowers. With luck you may get a chance to give them a hand.

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ILLUMINATED CORSO

On Friday evening 16th April you can view the Corso in a different light. At 9 p.m. we illuminate the floats with thousands of lamps as they drive through the charming village of Noordwijkerhout. An experience not to be missed.

VIEW THE ILLUMINATED PARADE

EXHIBITION

On Sunday 18th April, the floats are on show one last time in the historical floral city of Haarlem. Use the opportunity to take perfect pictures surrounded by music and entertainment while enjoying a drink at one of the cafes. At 5 p.m. we wave the floats a final goodbye.

VIEW THE FLOATS

Portraits from the parade

The physical parade has been cancelled for 2021. Over the next weeks we will present an alternative programme

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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.

FOLLOW THE CORSO LIVE

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.

ROUTE ON CORSO SATURDAY

Discover the route in detail from
Noordwijk to Haarlem

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PORTRAITS

From Volunteers to Visitors - stories from the parade

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ALL PARTICIPANTS

Discover here the participants in the 2021 edition of the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

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OUR STAKEHOLDERS

CONTACT

Do you have questions, comments or compliments? We always appreciate hearing from you. You can contact us via the information below or view our contact page. Contact page

Bloemencorso 2022 | 20th to 24th April 2022

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