Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is one of the most famous flower parades in the Netherlands and one of the largest in the world. The next Flower Parade near Keukenhof will take place on 20 – 21 April 2024.
It will start on 20 April 2024 around 9:15 in Noordwijk. Approximately at 15:45 the beautiful cars decorated with flowers will process along the road near the Keukenhof main entrance.
Around 21:30 they will arrive to Haarlem. On 21 April 2024 the flower compositions will remain in Haarlem. You can walk along the streets, view every detail and take photos. The Flower Parade is an unforgettable show. It’s totally worth a visit!
How do I get to Bloemencorso Bollenstreek Flower Parade?
Many people want to combine their visit to Keukenhof and the Flower parade in one day. However we recommend to choose another location (Sassenhein, Hillegom, Heemstede) for visiting the parade.
On the day of Parade it extremely busy in Keukenhof and roads around the park will be closed from 14:00 to 17:00. You will not be able to enter or leave Keukenhof parking during this time.
Viewing the Flower Parade at its final destination, in Haarlem, is a great option as well. It’s the most spectacular in the evening, when the platforms with flowers arrive to the city center. We recommend to book a hotel in Haarlem and enjoy the flower parade at its fullest.
On the day of Flower Parade we recommend to use a public transport travel planner Glimble app. It will be showing real-time updates on travel situation:
The Bloemencorso parade route in 2024
Bollenstreek Flower Parade is a 42 km long parade. On Saturday 20 April 2024 floats decorated with beautiful spring flowers will move from Noordwijk to Haarlem:
21:30 Haarlem (check for more things to do in Haarlem!)
You can check for more detailed timing here >>
Do I need to buy tickets for the Flower Parade?
No, you can enjoy the show free of charge. You only need to pay if you want to book a seat at tribunes in Sassenheim, Lisse or Hillegom. Prices in 2024 start from €27,95 and these tickets get sold out very quickly.
You can also book a VIP arrangement which includes a tulip farm visit, lunch, transfer from/to Amsterdam and grand seats during the Bollenstreek Flower Parade on the 20th of April 2024.
You also need a valid ticket if you want to visit Keukenhof. Please note that in 2024 a limited number of visitors is allowed to Keukenhof per day. The Keukenhof tickets have fixed time slots per day. The Flower parade days are very popular. Check if your preferred date and time are still available:
Flower Parade 2024 Program
There are also numerous spectacular activities not just on the day of the Flower Parade itself.
Behind the Scenes
From 17 April to morning 19 April 2024 you can see how the floats are being decorated in De Klinkenberg tennis hall in Sassenheim. Hundreds of volunteers are busily attaching the millions of flowers onto the floats.
Address of De Klinkenberg tennis hall: Rijksstraatweg 52 2171 AM Sassenheim (A44 EXIT 4).
Illuminated Parade in Noordwijkerhout
On Friday evening 19 April 2024 you can see the flower parade in the evening light. At 21:00 the illuminated floats with thousands will drive through the village of Noordwijkerhout.
You can book an arrangement (€92,50) which includes the Keukenhof gardens visit, Night Flower parade at Noordwijkerhout visit and transfer from/to Amsterdam.
Route of the illuminated parade on 19 April 2024:
21:25 Havenstraat (White church)
21:50 Maandagse Wetering
Exhibition of the Floats in Haarlem
On Sunday 20 April 2024 till 17:00 the floats will stay in the historical center of Haarlem. You can see all the flower artworks and make nice photos.
Come and visit the famous Flower Parade of the bulb region!