Dutch Artists Create Enormous Flower Sculpture To Honour Van Gogh At World’s Largest Flower Parade

Corso Zundert is the legendary parade of giant floats adorned with up to a million dahlia flowers that twist through the idyllic streets of Zundert, Netherlands.

This year 19 teams created floats inspired by Vincent van Gogh, who was born in Zundert 162 years ago.


Joyce van Belkom

These flower interpretations of van Gogh’s most famous works are mesmerizing.


Erwin Martens

Started in 1936, the parade celebrates the region’s reputation as a global supplier of dahlia flowers, an area now covering 33 hectares (81 acres) of 600,000 dahlia bulbs in fifty different species.


Werner Pellis

“In Zundert, in the South of the Netherlands, we are crazy about our flower parade,” according to the event website.


Malou Evers

“Our grannies and granddads started it in 1936 and we still can’t have enough of it.”


Erwin Martens

“By the First Sunday of September the fever burns within us. Will the moving floats be finished in time?”


Joyce van Belkom

Are there enough dahlias? And who is going to win this time?”


Werner Pellis

“Come to Zundert and share the experience!”


Bloemencorso Zundert


Bloemencorso Zundert


Malou Evers


Werner Pellis


Erwin Martens


Bloemencorso Zundert


Bloemencorso Zundert

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