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 will take place on 22 – 23 April 2023.
It will start on 22 April 2023 around 9:15 in Noordwijk. Approximately at 14:45 the beautiful cars decorated with flowers will process along the road near the Keukenhof main entrance.
Around 20:55 they will arrive to Haarlem. On 23 April 2023 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.
The Bloemencorso parade route in 2023
Bollenstreek Flower Parade is a 42 km long parade. On Saturday 22 April 2023 floats decorated with beautiful spring flowers will move from Noordwijk to Haarlem:
20:55 Haarlem (check for more things to do in Haarlem!)
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 start from €25,95 and these tickets get sold out very quickly.
You also need a valid ticket if you want to visit Keukenhof. Please note that in 2023 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 2023 Program
There are also numerous spectacular activities not just on the day of the Flower Parade itself.
Behind the Scenes
From 19 April to morning 21 April 2023 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 21 April 2023 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.
Route of the illuminated parade on 21 April 2023:
21:25 Havenstraat (White church)
21:50 Maandagse Wetering
Exhibition of the Floats in Haarlem
On Sunday 23 April 2023 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!