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!
- Keukenhof Flower Parade on April 20, 2024
- Flower Parade theme
- Tulip, hyacinth & daffodil Parade
- When will the Flower Parade take place?
- Viewing the parade from a grandstand
- Combine Flower Parade with Keukenhof Gardens
- Helicopter view on the Flower Parade
- Hotels near the flower parade
- Parades and Flower festivals during summer
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 2023 Flower Parade. We expect the designs for the Flower Parade 2024 in early March 2024.
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.
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. It is the 77th time this parade is being held.
|2024||Saturday 20 April|
|2025||Saturday 12 April|
|2026||Saturday 18 April|
|2027||Saturday 17 April|
Viewing the parade from a grandstand
Tours from Amsterdam including a Flower Parade grandstand ticket are already available here. Regular tickets for the Flower Parade grandstands are expected in September 2023. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with ticket and tour availability.
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 € 29.50 per person. Buy a parking ticket for an extra of € 12.50 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
Combine Flower Parade with Keukenhof Gardens
Flower Parade grandstand + Keukenhof Gardens Tour from Amsterdam
For the first time in 2024, a special Keukenhof Flower Parade tour will ride from the centre of Amsterdam. This tour leaves at 10.00 in the morning and you will get a grandstand seat at the Flower Parade, a lunch box, a ride along the tulip fields and you will visit Keukenhof Gardens. Check out this Flower Parade + Keukenhof day tour from Amsterdam
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 2024
When booking your Keukenhof Gardens tickets, you must select a day and time slot for entering the park. In 2024, 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.
Prices for 2024 are not yet known. The prices below are from the 2023 season.
|Adult (18+)||€ 20.00||Available from October|
|Kids (4-17)||€ 9.00||Available from October|
|Day ticket parking||€ 6.00|
|Keukenhof ticket |
+ shuttle bus from and to Amsterdam
|€ 42.50||Buy tickets|
|Tulip Festival Card|
(Keukenhof + Region Travel Ticket)
|€ 51.00||Available from October|
Helicopter view on the Flower Parade
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.
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