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Visit the Flower Parade in Holland

Visit the world-famous flower parade in Holland and enjoy the many colors of spring. The parade is a Dutch tradition for which many volunteers work throughout the year. In 2023, the parade will take place on Saturday 22 April. It is the 76th time that the flower parade will be celebrated!

Keukenhof Flower Parade on April 22, 2023

More than one million people from all over the world enjoy the colorful flower floats. It’s the most famous parade in Holland and it’s unique because it uses spring flowers like Hyacinths, daffodils and tulips to decorate the parade floats. You will experience the ultimate spring feeling in the Netherlands.

Many people call this flower parade the Keukenhof Flower Parade. The real name is Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. Most visitors view the flower parade on the Keukenhof part of the route and combine the parade with a visit to the Keukenhof tulip gardens and the tulip fields.

Flower Parade theme

Every year the Flower Parade has a theme. The theme for 2023 has not yet been announced. This theme has been incorporated into the designs of the parade floats. Below you can see the float designs for the 2022 Flower Parade. The designs for the 2023 Flower Parade will be shown in February 2023.

Tulip, hyacinth & daffodil Parade

The flower parade is made of the beautiful spring flowers. They use tulips, daffodils and hyacinths for the construction of the floats. The hyacinths ensure a wonderful spring scent. You can take a look at the construction of the flower parade on April 19, 20 and 21.

When will the Flower Parade take place?

The Flower Parade will be held on Saturday 22 April 2023 which is late in April. Most years the end of April is also the best time to see the tulip fields bloom. It is the 76th time this parade is being held.

YearParade Day
2023Saturday 22 April
2024Saturday 20 April
2025Saturday 12 April

Viewing the parade from a grandstand

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Grandstand-Flower-Parade

Want to watch the parade on a covered seat? There are four Grandstands available to watch the event. There is a stand in Lisse, Hillegom and one in Sassenheim. The Grandstands covers a lot of extra’s such as parking close by, sanitairy facilities and excellent catering. A speaker will provide the stands with commentary as the parade passes.

The price for a Grandstand is € 25,95 per person. Buy a parking ticket for an extra of € 7,50 per car. Be on time for parking, as the town of Lisse is because of the traffic not easily accessible. You will receive in advance a good, alternative route description.

On top of visiting the parade, there is an offer for some extra activities to experience more about the region and its rich culture of bulb breeding.

Check out all information on a Flower Parade grandstand

Helicopter view on the Flower Parade

helikopter flight flower fields
Helicopter sightseeing flights available on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23

Want to have a unique view on the parade? Then check out the helicopter sightseeing tours that are available in April. You will fly from a location near Keukenhof Tulip Gardens and get a birds eye view on the flowers fields, the parade and the Dutch beach and dunes.  Check out more about the helicopter flights here »

Hotels near the flower parade

If you want to visit the flower parade, it is wise to plan your visit well in advance. Due to its popularity, it is wise to leave early for the flower parade or book a hotel near the flower parade.

Combine Flower Parade with Keukenhof Gardens

One of the best points to view the Flower Parade is on the Keukenhof Boulevard in Lisse. It’s located in front of main entrance of the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. You can easily combine the parade with Keukenhof. Keep in mind that it is always a busy day and try to come to Keukenhof as early as possible. The parade is free to visit. We advise you to buy your tickets to Keukenhof online so you can Skip the line. You can choose between the following Keukenhof tickets:

Tickets for Keukenhof Gardens 2023

When booking your Keukenhof Gardens tickets, you must select a day and time slot for entering the park. In 2023, Keukenhof will work with a maximum number of tickets per day and arrival time. So book your tickets in time! If your day and time slot are not available, this means that the tickets are sold out. Still want to visit Keukenhof? Take a look at the combi tickets with the Keukenhof bus or Keukenhof tours from Amsterdam because there are more days and times available.

Keukenhof ticketPrice
Adult (18+)€ 19.00Buy tickets
Kids (4-17)€ 9.00Buy tickets
Kids (0-3)FreeBuy tickets
Day ticket parking€ 6.00Buy tickets
Keukenhof cruise along the tulips€ 9.00Buy tickets
Park guide book€ 5.00Buy tickets
Tulip Festival Card€ 41.00Buy tickets

Side-events

You can take a look at the making of the flower floats and on Friday evening you have the chance to see the unique illuminated version of the flower parade. Check out our event calendar for the side events.

Parades and Flower festivals during summer

Many parades are held in Holland in during summer. Summer Parades use different flowers than the parade in spring season. Primarily Dahlias are used to build up the gigantic flower floats.

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