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Zundert Flower Parade

Zundert Flower Parade

Sep 01, 2019Sep 02, 2019
Zundert

The world’s largest and most impressive flower parade made entirely by volunteers, Zundert Flower Parade is taking place in Zundert, the North Brabant town which is also famous for being the birthplace of the world-renowned impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh!

Local flower battle and cultural heritage

During the parade, 20 of the most impressive flower floats you’ll ever see are presented in a flurry of amazement and awe, to the beat of local marching bands. Very often, the gigantic sculptures are so detailed and professionally crafted that you might not even realise that their entire surface consists of little flowers.

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Local communities battle for the award of best float, using the area’s luscious dahlia fields in a year-long preparation for the big parade and exhibition in September.

Zundert has been organising the spectacular event for over 80 years. In 2012, Zundert Flower Parade was the first Dutch tradition to make it into the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

A way of life with flowers

The parade is run by thousands of volunteers who contribute in many different ways, from maintaining the flower fields to designing and creating the gigantic artworks that impress visitors year after year. For the volunteers, Zundert Flower Parade is more than a project: it is a way of life.

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Zundert Flower Parade and exhibition

On Sunday, September 1, from 1.30pm onwards, the flowery artworks of the Zundert Flower Parade (Bloemencorso Zundert) move along the streets of Zundert in a glorious parade. When the winner is announced, the triumphant float comes to a halt and is then surrounded by its dedicated builders who are cheered on for the epic proportions of their accomplishment.

On Monday, September 2, from 9am, the floats will be on display in a grand exhibition for the public.