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Viewing Flower Parade

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Viewing Flower Parade

I plan to be in Haarlem April 20 for the Flower Parade. This will be my first time visiting Haarlem. Can someone suggest some good spots for viewing along the parade route as it arrives in Haarlem? Spots where perhaps the crowds are lighter. Also, how much prior to the parade arrival do people start to queue along the route for a good view? Thank you.

Groningen, The...
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The floats are pretty big, so I would not worry too much about getting a good view. I have always gone to see them as they pass through Houtplein, to the south of the town. They normally have a small grandstand set up at that point for town offcials, but it is still a good place to stand. I normally arrive about an hour beforehand, which should get a reasonable position.



Haarlem, The...
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2. Re: Viewing Flower Parade

You can also go on the Sunday when all the floats are parked on the Grote Markt.

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3. Re: Viewing Flower Parade

Just find a nice spot 1 - 1,5 hour before the parade start. Bring a blanket so you can sit on the ground(and not have to stand all the time),bring some drinks and snacks and have a great time together with the other people waiting for the parade. Crowds won't be light in the city of Haarlem. It is a annual event that draws a lot of locals and tourists.

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Thank you for all the great advice.

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