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 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 22, 2023
If you'd like to know which precise streets the parade route takes, then take a look at the Flower Parade website.
- 9.15am: Noordwijk (Leaves Koningin Wilhelminaboulevard)
- 11.30am: Voorhout (roundabout Jacoba van Beierenlaan)
- 12.17pm: Grandstand Sassenheim
- 2pm: Sassenheim (departs from the Hoofdstraat after the lunch break)
- 2.30pm Grandstand Tulperij
- 3.15pm: Lisse town centre
- 3.30pm: Lisse Keukenhof
- 5pm: Hillegom town centre
- 6pm: Bennebroek (19.00 - departs from the Linneaueshof)
- 8.30pm: Heemstede
- 9.30pm: Flower Parade finishes in Haarlem
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!
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 2023 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.