Flower Parade of the Bulb Region

Flower Parade of the Bulb Region

Apr 10, 2019Apr 14, 2019
North Holland, South Holland
Free (19,50 to book a seat in the stand)

Flower Parade of the Bulb Region

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 through the Dutch province of North Holland takes place from April 10 until April 14. 

The most colourful street celebration in the Netherlands

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

Parade schedule on Saturday, April 13

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

  • 9.15am: the Flower Parade begins in Noordwijk
  • 11am: Voorhout
  • 12.20 Sassenheim (the parade takes a break here, so there will be time to see the floats for longer!)
  • 2.25: Lisse
  • 3pm: the Flower Parade passes the Keukenhof
  • 4.15: Hillegom
  • 6pm: Bennebroek
  • 9pm: the Flower Parade finishes in Haarlem


This area surrounds Leiden, The Hague and Haarlem and the climate and soil of this region has 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

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!


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!