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
- Flower Parade theme
- Tulip, hyacinth & daffodil Parade
- When will the Flower Parade take place?
- Viewing the parade from a grandstand
- Helicopter view on the Flower Parade
- Hotels near the flower parade
- Combine Flower Parade with Keukenhof Gardens
- Parades and Flower festivals during summer
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.
|2023||Saturday 22 April|
|2024||Saturday 20 April|
|2025||Saturday 12 April|
Viewing the parade from a grandstand
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
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.
|Adult (18+)||€ 19.50||Buy tickets|
|Kids (4-17)||€ 9.00||Buy tickets|
|Day ticket parking||€ 6.00|
|Keukenhof cruise along the tulips||€ 10.00||Buy tickets|
|Park guide book||€ 5.00||Buy tickets|
|Tulip Festival Card|
(Keukenhof + transport from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Airport & Haarlem)
|€ 51.00||Buy tickets|
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.
Are you planning to visit the best (flower) activities in Holland? Make sure to check out the most populair activities:
- Everything you want to know about Keukenhof Gardens
- Check out our information about the Flower Parade in Holland
- Our top sightseeing tours for exploring the flower fields
- Buy Keukenhof quality tulip bulbs online and create your own tulip garden
- Check out our hotel tips for visiting Keukenhof and the tulip fields
- Stay informed about the blooming of the flowers in Holland with our free Flower Forecast
- Want to experience the real thing? Visit a tulip farm in Holland
- See the best flower events during your visit to Holland? Check it out in our events calendar
- Visit the unique flower experience center all year round
- This flower attractions are open all year
- Our tips for the most populair tours in Amsterdam during your stay in Holland
- Get the most out of your visit with our tips for visiting Amsterdam
- Read more about the Amsterdam Region Travel Ticket