THE PARADE ON SATURDAY: FROM NOORDWIJK TO HAARLEM
This 42 km long parade of floats decorated with beautiful hyacinths and other colourful spring bulb flowers is a sight to behold. The Bloemencorso of the Bollenstreek festival covers no less than 5 days. All villages and towns in the bulb growing district in the west of the Netherlands together with the floral city of Haarlem take part in many activities surrounding the parade.
- 09.15 hrs Noordwijk
- 11.10 hrs Voorhout
- 12.10 hrs Sassenheim
- 14.45 hrs Lisse
- 16.30 hrs Hillegom
- 17.55 hrs Bennebroek
- 20.55 hrs Haarlem
GRANDSTANDS WITH COVERED SEATING
Experience the parade from one of our seated grandstands where you can sit comfortably with an excellent view and watch the floats passing by. Grandstands can be found in Sassenheim, Lisse and Hillegom. Add a lunch, organised walk through the bulb fields or a workshop to complete the experience.
Various options are available in the vicinity of the parade for (free) parking. Follow your gps to the location indicated and from there a traffic warden will direct you to the nearest available spot. There are a limited number of parking spaces available for handicapped visitors on the actual site.
Choose your spot to view the parade. The surrounding roads will be closed for an hour prior to and following the parade for all traffic. We recommend that you arrive at the town centres on public transport (www.9292.nl), by bicycle or on foot. Enjoy the various restaurants serving refreshments along the way.
20TH TO 22ND APRIL
BEHIND THE SCENES
For three days from Wednesday 20th to Friday morning 22nd April you can watch the art of decorating the floats in De Klinkenberg tennis hall in Sassenheim. Hundreds of volunteers are busily attaching the millions of flowers onto the floats. With luck you may get a chance to give them a hand.
On Friday evening 22nd April you can view the parade 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 FLOATS
On Sunday 24th 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 farewell.