September 3rd, Zundert. On the first Sunday of September every year since 1936, Zundert, a small town in the Netherlands that is the birthplace of Vincent van Gogh, puts on the world’s largest volunteer-run flower parade, with a raft of over-the-top floats made from local dahlias. Thousands of flowers adorned the streets of this tiny Dutch town at the weekend, taking on the form of mystical creatures and tussling animals. Teams of volunteers were competing for the best-designed flower float in this year’s competition, which saw thousands of dahlias in incredible shapes on 20 floats.


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Each float is designed and built by residents from twenty different neighborhood teams (Buurtschapen) who volunteer their time and energy to compete and innovate every year.

This year the neighborhood “Schijf” won the competition with an amazing creation.

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First winner public prize, Schijf with “Op handen gedragen” were the winners of this Corso Zundert edition

First winner public prize, Schijf with “Op handen gedragen”, celebrating the victory

The winners celebrating the victory

Third winner public prize, Veldstraat with the “Troep”

Laarheide with the “Verjaagd!”

Inside the flower sculture “Weefsel”, Some of the guys inside the flower sculpture are pushing during the route

Second winner public prize, Help Elkader with the “Aangeslagen”

First winner public prize, Schijf with “Op handen gedragen”

Laer Akkermolen with the “Verbonden”

Achtmaal with the “Roofmieren”

‘T Stuk with the “Snijdend Koud”

Markt with the “Bizonder”

Klein Zundertse Heikant with the “Spookhuis”

Raamberg with the “Stoflong”

‘Kapelleke with the “Zeefdruk”

Stuivezand with the “Weefsel”

Finishing touches before The Corso Flower Parade started in Zundert

Wernhout with the “Bedreigd”

During the exposition before the parade starts

Second winner public prize, Help Elkader with the “Aangeslagen”

Klein Zundert with the “De wereld draait door”