EXPO 1992 Zoetermeer
BIE-classHorticultural exposition
NameFloriade 1992
Area168 acres
Visitors3.36 million
OpeningApril 9, 1992 (1992-04-09)
ClosureOctober 10, 1992 (1992-10-10)
Horticultural expositions
PreviousExpo '90 in Osaka
Next1993 World Horticultural Exposition in Stuttgart
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo 91 in Plovdiv
NextTaejŏn Expo '93 in Taejŏn
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo '70 in Osaka
NextExpo 2000 in Hannover
UniversalSeville Expo '92
SpecializedGenoa Expo '92

Floriade 1992 was an international garden exhibition held in Zoetermeer, Netherlands, recognized by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) and organized under the authority of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. The Floriade ran from April 9 to October 10, 1992, and was held on a converted pasture outside Zoetermeer near The Hague. The exhibition covered 168 acres and had participants from more than 20 countries.[1] Thirteen foreign countries participated (Germany, India, Japan, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Austria, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Thailand and Indonesia). The Floriade hosted 3.36 million visitors.[2]

Moeder en Kind (Mother and Child), sculpture of an onion, created for the Expo
Moeder en Kind (Mother and Child), sculpture of an onion, created for the Expo

The Floriade site was also the setting for a sculpture exhibition, in which many artists including Rob Scholte helped construct an exhibition called "The Colossus of Zoetermeer". The exhibition was officially opened by Queen Beatrix. A special tram line was built to service the exhibition.


  1. ^ Raver, Anne (3 May 1992). "At Floriade, Tulips Are Just a Start". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  2. ^ "La Haye-Zoetermeer 1992".

Coordinates: 52°02′35″N 4°28′05″E / 52.0430°N 4.4680°E / 52.0430; 4.4680