Floriade 2002

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AIPH Haarlemmermeer 2002
Floriade 2002-5.jpg
The Haarlemmermeer Pavilion
BIE-class Horticultural exposition
Name Floriade 2002
Area 65 hectacres
Countries 30
Country Netherlands
City Haarlemmermeer
Venue Haarlemmermeer Woods
Opening April 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
Closure October 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
Horticultural expositions
Previous Expo 1999 in Kunming
Next 2003 World Horticultural Exposition in Rostock

The 2002 Floriade international horticultural exposition took place from April 6 to October 20, 2002, in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands, with a theme of Contribution of Horticulture in the quality of life in the 21st century. Recognised by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the festival covered 65 hectares and had 30 participating countries[1].

Across the Floriade site is the Geniedijk, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam, while the "Lake Side" was located in the Haarlemmermeer Woods. From the artificial mountain, visitors had a substantial view of the area. The Zuidtangent was opened around the same time as the Floriade, with temporary additional stops opened along the north and south entrances to the festival. The north stop is still occasionally used during carnivals held on the site of the Floriade. The 2002 Floriade was also the site of the Spike and Suzy album, The Bright Floriade.



  1. ^ "2002 Haarlemmermeer - Netherlands". Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

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Coordinates: 52°20′09″N 4°40′03″E / 52.3358°N 4.6675°E / 52.3358; 4.6675