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All-Flower Floats In This Parade Will Blow Your Mind!

Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Float

I just saw photos from the 2012 Bloemencorso Zundert flower parade in Zundert Netherlands. To say the least.. mind blown!

Bloemencorso Zundert is the largest flower parade in the world entirely made by volunteers. The parade takes place on the first Sunday of September. Foats are large artworks made of steel wire, cardboard, papier-mâché and flowers.

In the Bloemencorso Zundert, only dahlias are used to decorate the objects, and it takes thousands of them just to cover one float.  The huge floats are made by twenty different hamlets and each of them consists of hundreds of builders, aged 1 to 100, who are all equally crazy about the bloemencorso.

Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Float

The older members of the hamlet are often responsible for planting and growing the dahlias, while the younger ones build the float in large temporary tents that are built exclusively for the event.  The bloemencorso is also a competition. A professional and independent jury decides which float is the most beautiful and which hamlet will be crowned the winner of that year.

The last three days before the actual parade are the most stressful. Because the flowers have to be fresh, the hamlets can only start applying the dahlias on the floats on the Thursday before the parade. If necessary, the builders will work day and night to have their float ready on Sunday. There are twenty hamlets competing in Bloemencorso Zundert. via Wikipedia

Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Float Bloemencorso Zundert Flower Float

“Our grandfathers and grandmothers started in 1936 and we still can not get enough. By the first Sunday of September, the parade fever has us in its grip. Are the cars on time? Are there enough dahlias? And who will win? Come to Zundert and experience it!”

Not only do these floats look impressive.. they also move, make sounds, steam, and do anything else that can put them ahead of the rest. It’s absolutely incredible to see so many flowers used this way. I just can’t even imagine all the work that has gone into all of the floats. Each one is better than the last! If you get a chance, check out this video and prepare to have your mind blown!

For more information, visit the Bloemencorso Zundert website.


  1. Those are so amazing!! Wow, would be such an experience to work on one.

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