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Flower Parade Corso Zundert 2018
September 2 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 9:00 pm€9
The Corso of Zundert is the biggest Corso (flower parade) in the world. All the work is done voluntarily. Twenty heralds compete against each other to build the most beautiful float, judged by a professional jury. It has been done so for over eighty years. Every year, Corso Zundert is being held on the first Sunday of September. In 2018 the parade is on Sunday 2 September. On Monday 3 september you can visit the exhibition of the floats.
Nine meters high and nineteen meters long. In 1989 those maximum dimensions were determined. They had to put a stop to the madness.
Eighty years of corso
The first corso took place in 1936, in honour of then-queen Wilhelmina. Right from the very start the people of Zundert have cherished their corso and passed it from each generation to the next. Especially in the fifties the Corso drew a lot of visitors.
Program Corso Zundert 2018
The parade starts at 01:30 PM at the exhibition grounds. Through the Molenstraat the floats ride across the streets of Zundert. On the page Parade you can find a map of the route and the times at which the floats will about pass.
10.00 uur: First theatre street acts
13.30 uur: Start exhibition
14:00 uur: First presentation at the Markt.
16.30 uur: Second presentation at the markt Markt.
18.00 uur: Exhibition waggons and party!
2018 Zundert flower parade designs
The 2018 corso promises to be a spectacle again. The designs for the floats have recently been announced. In the video below you can get an impression of the amazing floats of the flower parade Zundert 2018.
Tickets Corso Zundert
To enter Corso Zundert you need a ticket. You can buy these tickets in the pre-sale or at the cash register. The pre-sale for the corso of 2018 starts in May. In the pre-sale a ticket costs 9 euros, at the cash register you pay 10 euros.Buy your tickets here
Travel to Corso Zundert & parking your car
Zundert is about 135 kilometers (84 mile) from the center of Amsterdam. With a car you are there in just one and a half hours. If you’re coming to Zundert by car, you will automatically pass signs and traffic controllers who will guide you to the different parking places. All parking places are at walking distance from the corsoroute. Parking costs 3 euros.
Tour from Amsterdam to Zundert Flower Parade
Unfortunately there are no tours from Amsterdam to Zundert available in 2018. We recommend traveling with (rental) car or public transport (Bus 115 from Central Trainstation Breda).
Zundert & Vincent van Gogh
Zundert is also the birthplace of one of the world’s most influential artists, Vincent van Gogh. You can visit the Van Gogh House in Zundert. The Van Gogh House (Vincent van Gogh Huis) is an art center packed with van Gogh fun, dedicated to the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh. It’s located on the site of the painter’s birth house in Zundert. Tickets are just € 6,-. Order your ticket online.
Themepark Efteling nearby Zundert
The largest amusement park in the Netherlands, De Efteling, is a short distance from Zundert. A visit to the corso of Zundert can easily be combined with a day at the Efteling. You need a full day to visit the Efteling park so it can only be combined if you are in the vicinity of Zundert for several days. (buy your tickets online at the website of Efteling for € 2,- discount)
Hotels nearby Flower parade Zundert
Zundert is about 150 kilometers from the center of Amsterdam. If you want to fully enjoy the atmosphere of the flower parade, we advise you to take a hotel near Zundert. In Zundert all hotels and bed and breakfast locations are already fully booked but there are many nice hotels in the neighborhood of Zundert.Check the availability of hotels near Zundert
Visit the building of the floats of Corso Zundert 2018
From June until the corso day, the floats are being build in special corso tents. Usually these are open in the evening from about 7 PM, and Saturday all day. Closer to the corso, the tents are open during the day and on Sundays. The moment the builders are at work, you can come take a look. In many cases, the builders will tell with great enthusiasm about their work and the car. Every hamlet builds in its own corsotent.
On Sunday, August 19, 2018 is the special opening day. Then from 10 am – 4 pm all tents are open to the public, builders explain their car and you are offered a cup of coffee or tea.
Below you see a map with the neighborhoods where a float is being built.
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