Floating Flower Parade

Floating Flower Parade

Jun 21, 2024Jun 23, 2024
South Holland, 's-Gravenzande, De Lier, Delft, Maassluis, Naaldwijk, The Hague, Vlaardingen

Every year, for four days in summer, around half a million visitors gather along canals to admire this spectacle on the water, enjoying the floating parades of boats adorned with flowers in South Holland! 2024 will be the 25th year of the Floating Flower Parade.

Flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables in the Floating Flower Parade

The Floating Flower Parade is a unique spectacle in which more than 50 boats are decorated with not only 450.000 flowers, but also 120.000 other plants and 80.000 fruits and vegetables. More specifically, flowers will include roses, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, orchids, dahlias and more, and there will also be 36.000 bell peppers, 15.000 tomato vines and 30.000 exotic fruits.

These boats are then outfitted with musicians and other performers and floated through three different routes, passing by places like The Hague, Delft and Vlaardingen. Special care is given to local produce, which is promoted on the boats as well.

Floating Flower Parade per day in South Holland

Each day the Floating Flower Parade will follow a different route:

  • Friday, June 21 - Jubileumdag
  • Saturday, June 22 - Westlanddag
  • Sunday, June 23 - Delflanddag 

Visit the Floating Flower Parade in the Netherlands

The Floating Flower Parade is utterly captivating, so browse the Floating Flower Parade (Varend Corso) website and see where and when you can view it. You may even be lucky enough to live somewhere along the route. If not, it's worth making a day of it, cycling or driving to a picturesque location to see this wonderful event!

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