A Glimpse of the Expo Floriade 2022: Growing Green Cities and Celebrating Green Innovation

Our 2022 April River cruise offered us a day at this wonderful expo.


5/10/20244 min read

Expo Floriade 2022 | Holland: A Celebration of Green Innovation

Since the development of the expo was taking place during the pandemic and shut down, it wasn't fully ready on our visit mid April of 2022.

The unfortunate truth is that this was the last Expo Florida, so even though we only caught a glimpse, we'll never be able to go back. It was announced in 2023 that the Netherlands would no longer host this expo.

Diving into the Theme: Growing Green Cities

The theme of Expo Floriade 2022 is "Growing Green Cities," inviting visitors to explore the latest innovations in the fields of green technology, food production, health, and energy. This theme underscores the importance of creating urban environments that prioritize sustainability and the well-being of both residents and the planet.

There were five main areas to explore: Urban District, Hortus Avenue, Eco District, Green Island and Utopia Island. Since we had little time, we high-tailed it through the Urban and Hortus area to jump on the cable cars and hit up Utopia Island.

As cities continue to grow and expand, it is crucial to find innovative solutions that mitigate the environmental impact and enhance the quality of life for urban dwellers. Expo Floriade serves as a platform for experts and visionaries to showcase their groundbreaking ideas and initiatives that contribute to the development of greener and more sustainable cities.

A Glimpse into the Future of Urban Living

Expo Floriade 2022 offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the future of urban living. By exploring the exhibition, visitors can discover a multitude of innovative projects and technologies that are transforming cities around the world. From vertical gardens and green rooftops to renewable energy solutions and urban farming, Floriade showcases a wide range of initiatives that aim to create a more harmonious relationship between urban environments and nature.

One of the highlights of the event is the presentation of cutting-edge green technologies that are revolutionizing the way we live and interact with our surroundings. Visitors can learn about the latest advancements in sustainable building materials, energy-efficient transportation systems, and smart city technologies that promote a greener and more efficient urban lifestyle.

Moreover, Expo Floriade provides a platform for experts to share their knowledge and insights through a series of conferences, workshops, and panel discussions. These events offer a valuable opportunity for attendees to engage with industry leaders and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with creating green cities.

A Unique Experience: Connecting People and Nature

Expo Floriade is not just an exhibition; it is a celebration of the bond between people and nature. The event offers a range of interactive experiences that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of the natural world. From vibrant flower displays to serene botanical gardens, Floriade creates a captivating environment that stimulates the senses and fosters a deeper appreciation for the wonders of nature.

Additionally, the expo provides a platform for local and international businesses to showcase their sustainable products and services. Visitors can explore a diverse range of eco-friendly and ethically sourced goods, from organic food products to eco-conscious fashion and home decor. This emphasis on sustainability and responsible consumption reflects the growing global movement towards greener and more socially conscious lifestyles.


If we had known this was going to the be the last Floriade, we would have planned to go back for a real visit. Expo Floriade 2022 in Holland was a not-to-be-missed event for anyone passionate about green innovation and sustainable urban development. With its focus on "Growing Green Cities," the exhibition offers a glimpse into the future of urban living and provides a platform for experts and visionaries to share their knowledge and ideas. By showcasing the latest advancements in green technology, food production, and energy, Floriade inspires and empowers individuals to contribute to the creation of greener and more livable cities.

I was blown away by the amount of work that went into the Expo and all the creative designs we got to experience. It was truly a once in a life time event, if I had taken more time to learn about it before our river cruise I might have been made the decision to extend our stay just to get a less rush tease of Floriade.

Once every 10 years, the Expo Floriade takes place in Holland, bringing together individuals with a passion for all things green. This major world exhibition offers a unique opportunity to taste, smell, and enjoy nature in all its glory. Floriade showcases the remarkable green solutions developed by innovators and forward-thinking individuals who are dedicated to making our cities more enjoyable, livable, and sustainable.

This is a MASSIVE experience and just having the 4-5 hours on our excursion did not give us enough time to really enjoy. I think we could have spent a week here and not gotten bored.

Photography by Chelsea Hoberer, 2022

Photography by Chelsea Hoberer, 2022

Photography by Chelsea Hoberer, 2022

Photography by Chelsea Hoberer, 2022

Photography by Chelsea Hoberer, 2022