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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tennishal De Klinkenberg
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Bloemencorso 2022 | 20th to 24th April 2022