The Bloemencorso of the Bollenstreek is the largest spring festival in The Netherlands. This colourful, fragrant spectacle is celebrated annually during one week of the year by more than one million visitors.
This spring festival comprises almost a week of activities all connected to the colour and fragrance of the hyacinths, daffodils and tulips from the famous Bulb District. You can enjoy this spectacle in 2023 from from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 April 2023.
The highlight is on Saturday 22nd April 2023 when the parade travels from Noordwijk to Haarlem.
The addition of cheerful music from the marching bands and amusement on and around the floats all contribute to the excitement of the event as experienced by the stream of visitors from home and abroad.
Scroll down to discover the various elements and find practical details for your visit.
Program Bloemencorso Bollenstreek 2023
THE ROUTE BLOEMENCORSO BOLLENSTREEK (22 April)
9.15 hrs Noordwijk (departure Koningin Wilhelminaboulevard)
11.11 hrs Voorhout (Jacoba van Beierenlaan roundabout)
11.57 hrs Sassenheim grandstand
14:00 hrs Sassenheim (departure after break on Hoofdstraat)
14.28 hrs stand Tulperij
3.22 hrs Lisse city centre
15.44 hrs Lisse Keukenhof
17.00 hrs Hillegom centre
18.00 hrs Bennebroek (19.00 departure Linneaueshof)
20.30 hrs Heemstede
21.30 hrs Haarlem.
ENTERTAINMENT FLOWER PARADE 2023
Saturday 22 April
From 8pm GOG/Nassaulaan (between 8pm and 10pm)
Nassaulaan, DJDaan – Funky Vinyl
Steltlopers, Illuminated butterflies – Medusa
Stiltwalkers, Butterfly folding with lights – Sam Shine
Mobile act Music, Johnny and the gangsters of love – JohnyGo
Sunday 23 April
From 12:00 GOG/Nassaulaan (between 12:00 and 17:00)
Walking orchestra, Mosquito Blowers – Patrick Giebels
Running orchestra, Dixieland Crackerjacks – Bert Brandsma
Spaarne Bazuin, 3x mini-concert – Spaarne Bazuin
Mobile theatre Abacus, 2x Dragons – Jan Wessels
Stiltwalkers, 2x Marigolds – Medusa
Stiltwalkers, 2x Blue Elves – Medusa
Stiltwalkers, 2x Birds of Paradise – Sam Shine
Music instrumental, Famous Unknown – Carlos Vamos/Lindsay Buckland
Fairground organ museum, Fairground organ – Museum
Haarlem trolley, DJ John C – John Castenmiller
For the children
Flowers and plants
Flower related products