Replica of Van Gough's famous self-portrait created using nail polish. On display at our Orlando Odditorium.

Replica of Van Gough’s famous self-portrait created using nail polish. On display at our Orlando Odditorium.

Birthplace of Vincent Van Gogh

Zundert is a small town in the Netherlands that hosts the most spectacular flower parade in the world. Famous for being the birthplace of Vincent Van Gough, the sleepy town becomes vibrant with energy every September.

The Zundert Flower Parade started in 1936 and has consistently produced breathtaking floats. The floats average 65 feet x 30 feet and the float designers are given complete creative freedom.

The surrounding villages, or hamlets as they call them in the Netherlands, compete for the top honor. Here are the Top 10 from this year.

Tenth Place

Title: Atlas 2.0
Hamlet: Tiggelaar

Flower Festival (7)

REX USA/Malou Evers/Rex

Ninth Place

Title: Karavaan
Hamlet: Small Zundert

REX USA/Erwin Martens/Rex

REX USA/Erwin Martens/Rex

Eighth Place

Title: Deep Sea Creatures
Hamlet: Small Zundert

Deep Sea

Seventh Place

Title: Autumn Walk
Hamlet: The Lent

 

REX USA/Werner Pellis/Re

REX USA/Werner Pellis/Re

Sixth Place

Title: Cuckoo!
Hamlet: Wernhout

 

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex

Fifth Place

Title: Crab
Hamlet: Disk

 

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex

Fourth Place

Title: Twisted
Hamlet: Market

 

REX USA/Werner Pellis/Rex

REX USA/Werner Pellis/Rex

Third Place

Title: Three Haute Cusine
Hamlet:Laer-Akkermolen

The Zundert Flower Parade, Zundert, Netherlands 2014 - 07 Sep 2014

Second Place

Title: Strumming
Hamlet: The Birch

REX USA/Erwin Martens/Rex

FIRST PLACE!

Title: Horsepower
Hamlet:Klein-Zundert Heikant

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex

REX USA/Niels Braspenning/Rex