WHEN IS CORSO ZUNDERT?
Every year, Corso Zundert is being held on the first Sunday of September. In 2017 the parade was on Sunday 3 September, on Monday 4 September the floats where displayed on the CLTV-auction terrain in Zundert. In 2018 the parade is on Sunday 2 September. On Monday 3 september you can visit the exhibition of the floats.
WHAT DOES IT COST?
To enter Corso Zundert you need a ticket. You can buy these tickets in the pre-sale or at the cash register. The pre-sale for the corso of 2018 starts in May. In the pre-sale a ticket costs 9 euros, at the cash register you pay 10 euros. For more information check out the page Program or tickets.
WHAT TIME DOES THE PARADE START?
The parade starts at 01:30 PM at the exhibition grounds. Through the Molenstraat the floats ride across the streets of Zundert. On the page Parade you can find a map of the route and the times at which the floats will about pass.
WHERE CAN I PARK MY CAR?
If you’re coming to Zundert by car, you will automatically pass signs and traffic controllers who will guide you to the different parking places. All parking places are at walking distance from the corsoroute. Parking costs 3 euros.
I’M INFIRM, CAN I GET CLOSE TO THE ROUTE?
In the Molenstraat two stands are suitable for wheelchairs.
With a passport for disabled persons you can get to the route until 0:30 PM. This type of passport is available at the corsodesk.
CAN I GET TO THE ROUTE WITH MY BICYCLE?
Yes, this is possible. Outside of the route there are two guarded bicycle parkings. The locations of these parkings you can find on the page Parade.
WILL THE PARADE BE BROADCASTE LIVE ON TELEVISION?
Yes, Corso Zundert will be broadcasted live on Omroep Brabant. At 02:00 PM the broadcast will start, filmed from the main stand at the Markt. At approximately 04:30 PM you can see the prizes get announced live on television.
CAN I STAY IN ZUNDERT OVERNIGHT?
Yes, this is possible. In and around Zundert there are different bed&breakfast possibilities and in Zundert there is Hotel De Roskam. It is also possible to stay overnight in Breda or surrounding places. For more information, see www.vvvzundert.nl
WHERE DO THE FLOATS GO AFTER THE PARADE?
After the parade the floats go to the exhibition grounds (the CLTV-auction terrain at the Molenstraat). Here the floats will be exhibited from Sunday evening until Monday evening. When darkness falls, the floats will be illuminated by lights.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FLOATS AFTER CORSO ZUNDERT?
All the floats will be destroyed on Tuesday. With a big crane and different gripping machines the floats will be brutally demolished and put in containers. All that will be left over are videos, photographs and memories.
WHERE ARE THE FLOATS BUILD?
Every hamlet builds their own float in their own corsotent. Across Zundert there are nineteen building tents. The building tent of hamlet Schijf is located in the municipality of Rucphen.
ARE THE TENTS FREELY ACCESSIBLE?
Yes, the building tents are freely accessible for everyone if the builders are working on their float. Mostly in the evenings, but sometimes during the day, a big or small group of people are working on the floats. In the months of June, July and August every workday building starts at 07:00 PM. On Saturday building starts at 09:00 AM until 04:00 PM and in August also on Sunday. On Sunday the 20th it’s the open-tent-day. All corsotents are then open for visitors.
IS EVERYONE ALLOWED TO HELP?
Yes, everyone is allowed to help with the building of the floats. At every hamlet you are more than welcome to have a look and help with the build.
HOW ARE THE FLOATS BUILD?
The floats are being built with steel and concrete iron. The steel construction forms the basis for the concrete iron that is pleated into different shapes. The concrete iron forms the basis of seven layers of papier-maché. This is the basis on which at the last weekend the flowers will be attached. For more detailed pieces builders use tempex.
WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF BUILDING A FLOAT?
The exact costs for each float is different. The floats are entirely build by volunteers, so no money is wasted on man hours. However, for the material, the flowers, the accommodates, the tent and the food and drinks the hamlet have to pay themselves.
WHERE DO ALL THE FLOWERS COME FROM?
The dahlias used for Corso Zundert are grown by the hamlets themselves. Across Zundert there is around 40 hectare of flower fields, just for the corso. The hamlets maintain these fields themselves.