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 2021 the parade will run on Saturday 17 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 17, 2021
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.
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 14, 15 and 16.
When will the Flower Parade take place?
The Flower Parade will be held on Saturday 17 April 2021 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. The 2020 edition was canceled because of COVID-19.
|2020||Saturday 25 April (canceled)|
|2021||Saturday 17 April|
|2022||Saturday 23 April|
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 € 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.
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 »
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 2021
Ticket price for 2021 season is not yet known. This will be published in autumn 2020.
Skip the line Adult ticket
|€ 19.00||Buy tickets »|
|Kids ticket |
|€ 9.00||Buy tickets »|
(up to 3 years)
|Parking ticket||€ 6.00||Buy tickets »|
|Bus (return ticket) |
+ Keukenhof Skip the line
|€ 29.50||Buy tickets »|
|Tulip Festival Card||€ 55,00||Buy tickets »|
|Rental Bike||€ 19.50||Buy tickets »|
|Keukenhof Guided Tour |
+ visit to a tulip farm
|€ 69,00||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
- 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
- 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 Tulip Festival Card