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Dutch Dahlias on Parade – Discover Zundert’s Amazing Flower Parade
Just as the summer begins to fade, the charming Dutch village of Zundert hosts a phenomenal festival of dahlia flowers. Unsurprisingly, the annual Zundert Flower Parade has the town decked in dahlias and this attract tens of thousands of visitors every year. Furthermore, it has become one of the Netherlands’ most beautiful parades. The impressive structures built from flowers have been turning heads since 1936. This event is a must-see for fans of flowers, art or the downright bizarre!
Millions of locally-grown dahlias go into making the annual Zundert Flower Parade. Easily one of Europe’s most magnificent spectacles. Furthermore, the extravaganza requires hundreds of hours’ volunteering. The Bloemencorso has seen local communities compete in the Dutch village of Zundert for over 70 years. As the floats have grown from dahlia-adorned bikes and carts to colossal floral dioramas, so too has the crowd grown. Every year on the first Sunday of September, this Dutch village close to the Belgian border buzzes with thousands of visitors, drawn by beautiful and surreal floats. Entertainers add to the lively atmosphere, while local markets offer many browsing opportunities.
Discover the Benelux
What’s more, Zundert’s position on the Belgian and Dutch borders means you can spend the rest of your tour visiting some of Holland and Belgium’s main cities. Perhaps visit fascinating port town, Rotterdam, or beautiful historic Antwerp.
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to the Netherlands
Board our cruise ship for our overnight cruise to Holland. Whilst on board, why not enjoy a buffet dinner whilst onboard?
Start your discovery, perhaps with a guided tour of Antwerp that reveals the beautiful gabled buildings around the cobbled Grote Markt square. The imposing Cathedral of Our Lady, the tallest Gothic building in the Low Countries, houses many of Ruben’s paintings. In the afternoon, perhaps visit the visually arresting MAS Museum. Opened in 2011, the multiple staggered red sandstone levels celebrate the links between the city and the rest of the world. Alternatively, take a relaxing cruise on the River Scheldt. We highly recommend this laid-back approach to exploring this wonderful city.
Alternatively, visit Breda, a wonderful fun-loving city in the southern part of Holland. It is where royal history and street art meet. Visit the historic monuments from the era of Nassau, stroll past hundreds of murals by international artists, and unwind in the many green areas in and around the city. There are also some great shopping areas and a wide variety of cafés and restaurants.
Zundert Flower Parade Day – Dutch Dahlias on Display
Travel to the Dutch village of Zundert for their famous Dahlia Parade. Spend the morning exploring the town and let the many performers dotted around the streets entertain you. Browse the local markets before taking your seats for the parade.
The afternoon is spent watching the Flower Parade which volunteers have been preparing for a whole year to create. The parade passes down the main streets of the town before stopping for a break for visitors to inspect and admire the floats before resuming its route around the town and the award ceremony for the best float. Zundert also provides music and theatre performances throughout the town during the day.
Rotterdam or anywhere?
Why not see some more the sights in Rotterdam before boarding your overnight ferry, arriving in the UK the following day.
Leonardo Hotel Breda City Center ****
Situated next to Breda train station, this casual hotel in a converted post office is a 9-minute walk from both Breda Castle and art exhibits at the Stedelijk Museum. Rooms with colourful murals offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking equipment; some feature wooden floors. Room service is available.
Hotel Mercure Antwerp City South ****
Adjacent to Hertoghe Park, this upscale hotel in the business district is a 6-minute walk from the deSingel International Arts Centre and 3 minutes away on foot from the nearest tram stop. Warmly furnished rooms provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, in addition to minifridges, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and safes. Room service is available. There’s a restaurant/bar, and a terrace with park views. Other amenities include a gym, a sauna and parking is available for a fee.
Mercure Antwerp City Centre****
This hotel is located just off the A16 motorway, 5 km both from Kasteel van Breda. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs, sofa-beds and mini-fridges, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Wi-Fi and room service are available. There’s a bright restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include a cozy bar, an outdoor pool. Parking is available at the hotel free of charge.
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|4 day tour||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|02 September 2022||£299.00 per person||£79.00 per person|
Other hotels in southern Netherlands or northern Belgium available on request.
N.B – A deposit of approx £30 per person will be required in order to purchase Zundert tickets.