Flower Parade of the Bulb Region

Flower Parade of the Bulb Region

Apr 20, 2024
North Holland, South Holland
Free (Grandstand tickets from 19,50 euros)

Flower Parade of the Bulb Region travels from Noordwijk to Haarlem each year and is the most important flower parade in the world! This year’s edition of the spring festival takes place between April 19 and April 23, with the parade through the Dutch province of North Holland near the Keukenhof, taking place on April 22. 

The most colourful street celebration in the Netherlands

The Bulb Region (Bollenstreek) welcomes thousands of visitors to enjoy this dazzling flower and bulb celebration. 

Dutch Flower Parade schedule on Saturday, April 20, 2024

If you'd like to know which precise streets the parade route takes, then take a look at the Flower Parade website.

  • 9.13am:  Noordwijk (Leaves Koningin Wilhelminaboulevard)
  • 11.11am: Voorhout (roundabout Jacoba van Beierenlaan)
  • 11.57pm: Grandstand Sassenheim
  • 2pm: Sassenheim (departs from the Hoofdstraat after the lunch break)
  • 2.28pm Grandstand South Lisse, Heereweg 466
  • 3.08pm: Grandstand Inner Lisse, Heereweg 345
  • 3.22pm Lisse Town Hall
  • 3.44pm: Lisse Keukenhof
  • 5pm: Hillegom town centre
  • 5.14pm Hillegom Grandstand, Hoofdstraat 18
  • 6pm: Bennebroek 
  • 7.40pm Departs from the Linneaueshof
  • 7.57pm Groenendaal entrance
  • 8.30pm: Heemstede
  • 9.30pm Haarlem Houtplein
  • 10pm: Haarlem Oude Gracht - Raaks

Flower Parade Bulb Region

This area surrounds Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem and the weather and soil of this region have been perfect for bulb cultivation over the centuries. This parade features a remarkable variety of tulips and other flowers.

When the flowers are blooming, the fields of the Bulb Region are arguably the most colourful in the world! If you’re lucky you’ll easily catch a glimpse of the flowers from the train. But it’s even better if you attend the parade in one of the key locations on the flower route.

Flower Parade of the Bulb Region in the Netherlands

There are many flower parades (bloemencorso) that take place in the bulb region. The Flower Parade of the Bulb region (Bloemencorso Bollenstreek) is the most famous and takes place in April each year.

The Flower Parade route is as impressive as it is long, taking in many towns and. If you’re planning to be in Noordwijk, Voorhout, Sassenheim, Lisse, Hillegom, Bennebroek, Haarlem or many places in between, don’t miss this!

Flower Parade Bulb Region

Traffic disruption

Please note that on Friday evening and Saturday, some roads around the region will be closed for many hours, so keep this in mind, plan carefully and take note of alternative road directions.

In a country famous for its flowers, especially tulips, the Flower Parade of the Bulb Region is a must-see attraction not to be missed!

Dutch tulip season the Netherlands

Over 1,7 billion Dutch tulips are expected to brighten up homes around the world in 2024 during the tulip season, which lasts from January until the end of April, with events like Aalsmeer Flower Festival, Amsterdam Tulip Festival and Tulip Festival of the North-East Polder.

Flower Parade Bulb Region