19th April 2024
On Friday evening you can view the parade in a different light. At 9 p.m. we illuminate the floats with thousands of lights as they drive through the charming village of Noordwijkerhout.
Want to have a close-up view of the floats? This is possible on Friday afternoon when they line up in the streets of this bulb-growing village. Local businesses meanwhile organise outdoor activities. After dusk we turn on the lights and drive through the streets. Want to cheer on the participants? See below for details of the route.
ROUTE ILLUMINATED PARADE NOORDWIJKERHOUT
- 21.15 hrs Herenweg
- 21.20 hrs Dorpsstraat
- 21.25 hrs Havenstraat (White church)
- 21.30 hrs Koninginneweg
- 21.40 hrs Viaductweg
- 21.50 hrs Maandagse Wetering
- 22.05 hrs End point Gieterij
PARKING IN NOORDWIJKERHOUT
There are various (free) parking areas. Use your gps to reach Noordwijkerhout and then follow the directions of the traffic wardens.
The roads into the centre of Noordwijkerhout are closed for traffic from midday until an hour after the Illuminated parade closes. We therefore recommend using public transport (www.9292.nl), or arrive on foot or by bicycle.
17th to 19th April
VISIT BEHIND THE SCENES
For three days from Wednesday 17th to Friday morning 19th 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.
EXHIBITION OF THE FLOATS
On Sunday 21st 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.