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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.
Rebecca in the European team attended the 2018 parade and Claire from the Sales Team attended in September 2017. If you have any questions about the event, they are very keen to share their personal experiences with you! They were captivated by the magnificent display of nature and art and highly recommend the tour!
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?
Staying in Rotterdam, a bustling port town, Rotterdam has long been a hub of activity. Explore the harbour, perhaps admiring the boats in port. Divided by the Nieuwe Maas shipping channel, Rotterdam is a city of tunnels and bridges, including the dramatic swooping Erasmusbrug. Additionally, you could take a boat cruise and see a view of the city that merchants have enjoyed for centuries – from the water. Alternatively, visit the Esher Museum where the artworks on display are captivating optical illusions.
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.
Hilton Rotterdam *****
Set across the street from both a tram stop and Stadhuis metro station, this hotel is also 2.3 km from the Cube House, a museum in a 1970s residential complex. The chic rooms mix classic and modern decor, and feature Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Dining options include French and Indonesian eateries, as well as a modern restaurant decorated with street art. Parking is available for a fee.
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||Hotel||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|02 September 2022||Hilton Rotterdam||£325.00 per person||£112.00 per person|
|02 September 2022||Mercure Antwerp South||£285.00 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.