The new Bavo in bloom


After previous successful editions of 'The new Bavo in bloom', the Haarlem cathedral is ready for the third edition of this enchanting spectacle.

This time Ingeborg Kemperman – master florist and flower arrangement teacher at WellantCollege in Rijnsburg – is in charge of the flower arrangements in the cathedral. One of the highlights will be the dome filled with a waterfall of flowers. Nearly 50,000 flowers will be used for decorating the chapels, on altars, benches and chandeliers.

Most of the flower arrangements are designed and produced by students as a graduation assignment.

The source of inspiration for this flower event are the many floral themes that the architect Joseph Cuypers (1861-1949) used in the building. The well-known artist Jan Dibbets was also inspired by the architect when designing the new stained-glass windows, as was the artist of the year 2017, Marc Mulder.


  • every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting from April 5th, 2019 until April 13th, 2019from 10:00 to 16:30
  • every Sunday starting from April 5th, 2019 until April 12th, 2019from 12:00 to 16:30
  • every Friday starting from April 5th, 2019 until April 13th, 2019from 19:30 to 21:30
  • Saturday the 13th of April 2019from 10:00 to 20:00


  • Adult€6.00
  • Children€3.00
  • Let op: er zijn ook combitickets met het Frans Hals Museum beschikbaar. Kijk voor meer informatie op de website van De Nieuwe Bavo Bloeit


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