Flower Parade Amsterdam

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 2024, the parade will take place on Saturday 20 April. It is the 77th time that the flower parade will be celebrated!

Regular Keukenhof Gardens tickets are sold out on several days and time slots. Combination bus tickets and tours from Amsterdam do still have limited availability on these days. Check out the options to still visit Keukenhof on your sold-out date / time slot.

Keukenhof Flower Parade on April 20, 2024

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 official name is Bloemencorso Bollenstreek. Most visitors view the flower parade in front of the main entrance of Keukenhof Gardens and therefore combine their visit with a visit to the tulip attractions and the tulip fields around it.

Flower Parade theme

The Flower Parade in 2024 does not have an overarching theme. This gives the design teams more freedom and makes the floats, and thus the Flower Parade, even more surprising and beautiful. The video below shows the designs for the floats for the 2024 Flower Parade.

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 17, 18 and 19.

On 18 April, there are tours from Amsterdam that will take you in a luxury coach to the build-up days and give you a tour of the floats being docked at that time. You will then travel by coach to Keukenhof Gardens and enjoy the most beautiful flower park in the world. Book your tour here

When will the Flower Parade take place?

The Flower Parade will be held on Saturday 20 April 2024 which is late in April. Most years the end of April is also the best time to see the tulip fields bloom. On the Friday evening preceding the Flower Parade, there is a unique illuminated flower parade through the village of Noordwijkerhout.

YearParade Day
2024Saturday 20 April
2025Saturday 12 April
2026Saturday 18 April
2027Saturday 17 April

Viewing the parade from a grandstand


The Flower Parade is free to watch. Want a seat on one of the stands or a tour from Amsterdam? There are several paid options. Check here for all tickets & tours for the Flower Parade 2024. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok to keep up to date with info about the Dutch Flower Parade.

Want to watch the parade from a grandstand seat? There are seven Grandstands available to watch the event. There is are stands in Lisse, Hillegom, Voorhout, Noordwijk, Heemstede 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 depends on the location of the stand.

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.

Please note! Individual tickets for Keukenhof Gardens are sold out before 20 April (Flower Parade day). Tickets will no longer be sold at the box office either. It is still possible to buy a tour from Amsterdam or a combination ticket from RAI Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport, Haarlem or Leiden. These tickets also sell out quickly so book in time! Check current availability below and book directly.

The Keukenhof shuttle departs from Amsterdam North at the ADAM Tower. You will depart by luxury coach to Keukenhof and can stay as long as you like. The last bus back goes at 18:30. These tickets include a Keukenhof ticket.

Special Keukenhof public transport buses depart from RAI Amsterdam, Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Haarlem and Leiden train stations. You can buy a combi ticket for this. These tickets include a Keukenhof ticket.

Helicopter view on the Flower Parade

helikopter flight flower fields
Helicopter sightseeing flights available on Friday April 19, Saturday April 20 and Sunday April 21

Helicopter tours are very popular every year. Don’t want to miss this unique opportunity? Then book your helicopter flight over the tulip fields on time!

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.


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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