About Bloemencorso, The Flower Parade Bollenstreek
Since the end of the second World War, The Dutch have gathered in Bollenstreek to celebrate the beauty of spring flowers.
During The Dutch Golden Age, flowers, specifically the Tulip, was said to be worth more than 3,000 guilders for one bulb.
Today, flowers remain the root of The Dutch culture.
This year’s festival theme pays homage to just that, culture!
Festival and Parade Details
Saturday, 23 April 2022, the Flower Parade Bollenstreek !
Accompanied with live bands and interactive performances.
It will start around 9:30 a.m. passing through the following villages:
Noordwijk, Voorhout, Sassenheim, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek, Heemstede, ending in Haarlem around 21.30 (9.30 p.m.)
Sunday, 24 April 2022, the parade floats and decorated vehicles will be exhibited in the city center of Haarlem at Gedempte Oude Gracht/Nassaulaan, all day and night.
Flower Festival in Keukenhof, Lisse
All in all Flower Parade Bollenstreek is a nice event to enjoy and at same time you can visit the Spring Flower Festival in Keukenhof, and the lovely flower park.
Where to stay – Hotel Tips
Depending on where along the Flower Parade Route you want to be, or what surroundings you like, you have some choices:
Noordwijk nice by the sea and beaches.
Noordwijkerhout whith some activities like a light show and illuminated parade on Friday.
Here you find the popular hotel Het Wapen van Noordwijkerhout
Haarlem is a good alternative, if not the best.
Haarlem is a lovely city to explore as well , especially during the spring festival time.
It is there the parade ends and you can enjoy a bigger town with an attractive city centre and old town.
Countless museums and variety of excellent restaurants.
From Haarlem you can easily go on tours and Daytrips to Kaukenhof and other places during your stay.