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Dutch Dahlias on Parade – Discover Zundert’s Amazing Flower Parade

  • Dutch Dahlia Parade 2017

    Zundert Dutch Dahlias Flower Parade Sept 2017, Netherlands (03-CBY-NCN)
  • Dutch Dahlias on Parade, Holland

    Dutch Dahlias on Parade - Tigers made out of Dahlias in Holland
  • Dutch Dahlias parade in Holland, 2010

    Dutch Dahlias parade in Holland
  • Zundert Flower Parade 2010 - Dutch Dahlias

    Zundert Flower Parade - Dutch Dahlias
  • Zundert Flower Parade 2009

    Zundert Flower Parade - Dutch Dahlias
  • Dutch Dahlias on Parade ©Erwin Martens

    Dutch Dahlias on Parade, Zundert, Holland
  • Zundert Flower Parade - Dutch Dahlias

    Zundert Flower Parade - Dutch Dahlias
4 days
From £285 per person - minimum 25 passengers

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.


Dates

September 2022


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

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?

Day 2

Rotterdam

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.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

Rotterdam or anywhere?

Why not see some more the sights in Rotterdam before boarding your overnight ferry, arriving in the UK the following day.

 


Suggested hotels

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.

Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.188. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place in a single room, based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited is a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Every effort will be made by suppliers to ensure that all advertised facilities are available, however, timings of the day and attractions may be closed, modified, delayed or cancelled without prior notice, notably due to inclement weather conditions. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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