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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 that many volunteers work for throughout the year. In 2020 the parade will run on Saturday 25 April.

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.

Keukenhof Flower Parade on April 25, 2020

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 tulip garden and the tulip fields.

Tulip 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 22, 23 and 24.

When will the Flower Parade take place?

The Flower Parade will be held on Saturday 25 April 2020 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 73th time this parade is being held.

YearParade Day
2020Saturday 25 April
2021Saturday 17 April
2022Saturday 23 April

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 2020

Keukenhof
Skip the line Adult ticket
€ 19.00Buy tickets »
Kids ticket
(4-17 years)
€ 9.00Buy tickets »
Kids
(up to 3 years)
Free
Parking ticket€ 6.00Buy tickets »
Bus (return ticket)
+ Keukenhof Skip the line
€ 27.50Buy tickets »
Rental Bike€ 19.50Buy tickets »
Keukenhof Guided Tour
+ visit to a tulip farm
€ 69,00Buy tickets »

Helicopter view on the Flower Parade

helikopter flight flower fields
Helicopter sightseeing flights available on Saturday April 25 and Sunday April 26

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 »

Viewing the parade from a grandstand

Want to watch the parade on a covered seat? There are three 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 € 24,50 per person. Buy a parking ticket for an extra of € 4,50 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.

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.

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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.

Populair links

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