From April 10 to 14, 2019, the annual Flower Parade of the Bulb Region will take place. A unique event with no less than 1 million visitors. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, the Flower Parade runs from Noordwijk to Haarlem. In the three days before the parade the floats will be decorated with thousands of hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. This unique event can be admired at only 100 metres distance of our hotel.
The theme of the Bloemencorso Bollenstreek is Changing World. Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden and Van der Valk Hotel Schiphol are also participating this year with a beautiful float.
More info about the Flower Parade can be found here.
The Flower Parade of the ‘Bollenstreek’ is the only parade that is built up with bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. Not for nothing this Flower Parade is also called the face of spring, because no parade can compete with the unique spring colors and scents that surrounds it.
The theme of the 71st Flower Parade edition was "Culture". Van der Valk Hotel Sassenheim-Leiden & Hotel Schiphol chooses with her float ‘’Young Falcons’’ for representing the Dutch culture. The float especially shows special eating habits of the Dutch culture, such as: herring, typical Dutch croquettes, cheese cubes and of course the applesauce with a cherry! All served by 5 beautiful toucans! Because doesn’t this toucan belong a little bit to the Dutch culture? After all, which Dutchman did not eat, sleep or work at least once at Van der Valk? Almost all Dutch people have a connection with this traditional Dutch family business!
Watch the aftermovie of our Young Falcons float in the Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek here. We thought it was a great experience to participate in the parade!