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The Sailing Westland Parade is an annual event with beautiful flowers, plants and delicious vegetables in the lead. The procession extends through Westland, Schipluiden, Maassluis, The Hague, Delft and Vlaardingen, among others. Three days of sailing pleasure in the eyes of the hundreds of thousands of spectators who come to the parade every year. The Sailing Westland parade strives to show as many people as possible what the Westland has to offer and what beautiful and healthy products there are in the Westland greenhouses are grown.

The Varend Corso Westland foundation organizes this annual event in which they inspire the business community in, but also outside, Westland to participate in the Sailing Parade. The beautiful sailing parade is brought about by arrangers, breeding companies, actors, municipality, growers, growers, the business community and many volunteers. The youngest participants can actively participate in the Children's parade.

The Varend Corso Westland Foundation was founded in 1998 by a number of enthusiastic Westlanders, who honor an earlier tradition of an annual flower parade in the Westland and wanted to restore this. They came up with a special form for this: a parade on the water!

The origin of the greenhouse horticulture is in the Westland and for decades the products that the growers grew were brought to the auction by barge. These gardeners' barges were used for the first time in 1998 to present the Westland products, in which both vegetable and ornamental crops, are presented to the public in a beautiful arrangement. In the meantime, the parade has grown into a national event in which visitor numbers exceed half a million.


Stichting Varend Corso Westland
Postbus 128
2291AC Wateringen
zuid holland