EXPO 2002 Haarlemmermeer
The Haarlemmermeer Pavilion
BIE-classHorticultural exposition
NameFloriade 2002
Area65 hectares
VenueHaarlemmermeer Woods
OpeningApril 6, 2002 (2002-04-06)
ClosureOctober 20, 2002 (2002-10-20)
Horticultural expositions
PreviousExpo '99 in Kunming
NextExpo 2003 in Rostock
Specialized expositions
PreviousExpo '98 in Lisbon
NextExpo 2008 in Zaragoza
Universal expositions
PreviousExpo 2000 in Hanover
NextExpo 2005 in Aichi

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 events and festivals 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". Archived from the original on 3 January 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2013.

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