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The spectacle of the Floriade and Zundert Flower Parades

14th September, 2021

Finding European cruises that offer something extra special does not need to be a challenge when you choose Saga. With destinations all over the world, you can be certain that your every need can be met. If flowers are your thing, then why not head off on one of our river cruises and see the amazing Floriade and Zundert flower parades? Once seen, never forgotten

All about the Floriade

Beautiful pink, red and yellow tulips

If you want to see something truly special, then the 2022 Floriade Almere is a once-in-a-decade horticultural exposition that will be open from spring until autumn. It is held in the Netherlands and aims to show off the beauty of Dutch horticulture with the aim of increasing the number of exports the country makes each year.

The theme of the 2022 exposition is ‘Growing Green Cities’, with a focus on reducing the impact of climate change. Once the expo ends, the site of the Floriade will be converted into a green living area in Almere.

Learn about the Zundert Parade

A close up of a blooming pink and yellow Dahlia flower

The Zundert flower festival has been running for over eighty years and continues to entice many visitors to see the amazing flower floats and displays on offer over a September weekend. It was first arranged as a way to honour the reigning monarch, Queen Wilhelmina, in 1936 and was so popular that it continued to pass to the next generation each year.

The large float takes huge teams to design, create, and display, and when the parade is over, you can join in with the after-party that takes place all over town. This event is not only great fun but offers you the opportunity to find out more about the amazing flowers grown in the Netherlands.

For another incredible floral experience, step aboard the Spirit of the Rhine to see more spectacular displays in Holland and Belgium - with more than a million spring bulbs on display.

Why European Cruises are perfect for flower parades

If you are looking for senior holidays and want to enjoy as many flower parades as possible, then a cruise is the logical choice. Being able to visit a number of destinations whilst enjoying the luxury of a boat or ship will provide you with the relaxing holiday you’ve been dreaming of.

With all-inclusive and full-board options, all you need to do is plan what to enjoy first! Plus, you will be onboard with other like-minded individuals, giving you the chance to make new friends and share your joint interests.

Travel With Saga – Senior Holidays for Active Individuals

When you are ready to head off on your next European adventure, why not try travelling with Saga? Not only will we take care of your every need but we have a wide range of European cruises for you to choose from.

Book today and look forward to exploring new places and meeting new people all in the comfort of an outstanding cruise ship!

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.