The bulb-growing area is a unique part of The Netherlands. This district is situated in the urban agglomeration of Western Holland, between the cities of Haarlem and Leiden, only 20 km. from Amsterdam. Characteristic of this area are the beautiful North Sea beaches and its hinterland where historical bulb-growing cultivation takes place. This hinterland behind the dunes in particular is what makes the bulb-growing area so special. The explosion of colours of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths during springtime attracts millions of visitors from both home and abroad.
All these spectacular flowers, the tulips, hyacinths and daffodils are processed for decoration in floats and on limousines, and will pass through the bulb-growing area for the 71st time on the 21st of April, showing the Dutch flower-bulb cultivation in all its glory. On April 22nd all these floats can be admired at the Nassaulaan and Gedempte Oude Gracht in the centre of Haarlem.