Bulb Region Flower Parade - Bollenstreek Flower Parade

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When:                    End of April each year
Where:                   Haarlem
Cost:                      Free
Opening Hours:      Leaves Noordwijk 9.30am; arrives Haarlem 9pm

From April to September fantastic flower parades are held throughout the country. The Bollenstreek Flower Parade is the biggest parade and is held at the end of April every year. The origin of the parade dates 50 years back in time when initiators of various small parades in the villages of the Bollenstreek decided to go together and organize one big parade.
Floats with 1.5 million of different flowers are created by enthusiastic volunteers who are working on this for months. Popular flowers for these floats are daffodils and hyacinths, but in some parts of the country, only dahlias are beeing used. The Bloemencorso Valkenswaard is a smaller parade which also includes folk dancing and street theatre.

This spectacular floral parade leaves Noordwijk in the morning and follows a 40km route via Sassenheim, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek and Heemstede to arrive in Haarlem in the evening. Roadside viewers can take in some of the most impressive floats in Europe.
Around 20 floats make up the parade, which is interspersed with decorated cars and marching bands. Once stationary, the floats are displayed in the centre of Haarlem for the rest of the weekend and there is further entertainment in the evening.
KeikoCreative says:
Oh yes is really a nice tradition;)
Posted on: Mar 09, 2009
Koralifix says:
Absolutely nice tradition!
Posted on: Mar 08, 2009
KeikoCreative says:
Would be nice to see that if you have the chance.
Posted on: Jul 10, 2008
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