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IFTF

IFTF

  • Event held from Wednesday, November 4, 2020 till Friday, November 6, 2020

The 11th edition of the International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (IFTF) Expo will be held in 2020 from Wednesday, November 4th up to and including Friday, November 6th in Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen. It will be an industry-wide event serving all segments of the Floriculture & Horticulture industry chain.

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Past events

CNB Flower and Relation Days

CNB Flower and Relation Days

  • Event held from Tuesday, January 7, 2020 till Thursday, January 9, 2020

CNB organises the 'CNB Bloem- en relatiedagen' (English: CNB Flower and Relation Days) again in 2020 for the sixth time in a row. This show will take place from Tuesday, January 7th up to and including Thursday, January 9th. During this three-day show, tulips, lilies, and potted bulbs such as narcissus, muscari, and hyacinth will be in the spotlights.

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Westerkoggeflora

Westerkoggeflora

  • Event held from Friday, January 24, 2020 till Sunday, January 26, 2020

During the weekend of January 24th up to and including January 26th, the 40th – and final - edition of flower show 'Westerkoggeflora' will be held. This last edition revolves around Tulips, the art of Koggenland. Besides all of the tulips that are sent by tulip growers from the Koggenland area, the show is decorated with tulip art. The Westerkoggeflora takes place in Sporthal De Koggehal (De Goorn).

The art of tulips

Tulip cultivation and forcing is an art! The weather conditions, the quality of the tulip bulbs, the preparation, and eventually the forcing: it is a trade in itself. Over and over again, and each year is different! And we will show this to the public for one more time at the end of January. At the same time, various artists show their tulip art.

Between all of the art, the tulip growers show us their best tulips and will compete for one more time. Besides tulips, visitors can also admire decorations of lilies, alstroemerias, roses, chrysanths, and several other flower varieties.

Competition between primary schools

By tradition the students from the primary schools in Koggenland have received a pot with tulip bulbs with the assignment to make them flower perfectly. The most beautiful tulips get podium places at the Westerkoggeflora.

Free entry all weekend

We have organised beautiful shows for more than 40 years that brought in visitors from all over the Netherlands to Koggenland. We invite everyone to have a look one more time in the weekend of January 24th to January 26th. Because it is the last Westerkoggeflora, the entry to the exhibition will be free to the public for the entire weekend! On Sunday there will be music from Gerard Koedooder.

The Westerkoggeflora will take place from January 24th to January 26th, 2020, and is open every day from 10:00 AM. Entry is free.

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Day of the Tulip - Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

Day of the Tulip - Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

  • Event held from Friday, January 24, 2020 till Friday, January 24, 2020

It all revolves around cooperation. For this reason, KAVB, Rabobank WFO, PPO Lisse, Proeftuin Zwaagdijk, CNB, Clusius College, InHolland, Greenport NHN and Hobabo organise the 'Day of the tulip' for the sixth time. The programme is inspiring and offers something for everyone. The target group consists of bulb growers and other parties in the flower bulb sector. The event will take place on January 24th, 2020 at Proeftuin Zwaagdijk. Multiple presentations and workshops will be given during this day, and there is also time for networking in the lobby.

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IPM Essen

IPM Essen

  • Event held from Tuesday, January 28, 2020 till Friday, January 31, 2020

The 'Internationale Pflanzenmesse' (English: International Trade Fair for Plants) (IPM ESSEN) is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture.

It is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to cover the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry, garden features, and the point of sale. No other plant fair offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview and so many multifaceted novelties.

The international trade fair for plants is represented with additional events in Dubai, Moscow and Beijing. The next IPM ESSEN takes place from 28 to 31 January 2020.

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Bloembollen Vakdagen Flevoland

Bloembollen Vakdagen Flevoland

  • Event held from Wednesday, February 5, 2020 till Friday, February 7, 2020

The seventh 'Bloembollen Vakdagen Flevoland' (English: Flower Bulb Trade Days Flevoland) will take place on February 6th and 7th, 2020. The official opening is on February 5th.

The board, contributors, and volunteers have already started preparations to turn it into a successful show again.

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Driebanflora

Driebanflora

  • Event held from Thursday, February 6, 2020 till Sunday, February 9, 2020

The 'Driebanflora' exhibition can be admired for the thirty-fourth time from Thursday, February 6th up to and including Sunday, February 9th, 2020 in 'Sporthal de Banne' in Venhuizen. The theme is "Fairytales". 

The contributions of dozens of growers and breeders of a large variety of tulip bulbs form the heart of this wonderful exhibition. The show has been characterised by a good quality of supplied tulips for many years.

A large group of loyal and excited volunteers and florists make sure that this exhibition can be realised year after year. Sponsors and visitors also contribute to the success of the Driebanflora. Hopefully, more visitors can enjoy a visit to this beautiful exhibition this year.

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Vaktentoonstelling - Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

Vaktentoonstelling - Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

  • Event held from Thursday, February 13, 2020 till Sunday, February 16, 2020

The seventh edition of the 'Vaktentoonstelling' (English: Trade Exhibition) will take place in the company buildings of Proeftuin Zwaagdijk (English: Experimental Garden Zwaagdijk) from February 13th up to and including February 16th, 2019. This trade exhibition is an excellent meeting place for colleagues and business relations. Everyone who loves tulips is welcome to see the tulips on Saturday and Sunday. Entrance is free and so is parking. Catering is available for a delicious cup of coffee, so please do not hesitate to visit the exhibition!

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Lentetuin Breezand

Lentetuin Breezand

  • Event held from Thursday, February 27, 2020 till Monday, March 2, 2020

White beaches, a blue ocean, and palm trees will be the setting of the annual indoor bulb flower show in Breezand this spring. The theme of the 40th edition of the Lentetuin (English: Spring Garden) is ‘Tropical’. From February 27 to March 2, 2020 visitors can enjoy a tropical spring.

 

Although the Lentetuin traditionally marks the start of spring, this year the show will be a summer experience as well. Holiday homes with thatched roofs, surfboards, and hammocks will be surrounded by tulips, daffodils, lilies, hyacinths, crocuses, callas, and other special bulb species. The event that annually welcomes 20,000 visitors in 5 days, will once again surprise its visitors. Where previous editions had themes such as Paris, underwater world, and fairytales, the designer Martin Elling has incorporated the theme ‘Tropical’ in his design this year. Many volunteers will work hard in the coming months to realise the plans and turn the Z.A.P. complex in Breezand into a tropical setting. More than 40 flower bulb growers from the northern sand area will participate in this tropical Lentetuin.

 

A lovely day out

Besides the bulb flower show, the event will also have a large number of exhibitors at the Spring Fair Expo and the Agri Trade Fair again this year. New as well as familiar exhibitors will offer various products for the home and garden. Visitors with an agricultural background can meet peers at the Agri Trade Fair and exchange knowledge. Of course you can have coffee, lunch, and dinner in the restaurant again this year, and we will also organise kids entertainment and parties. So, all ingredients for a lovely day out in the north of North Holland are present at the Lentetuin Breezand from February 27 to March 2, 2020.

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Tulip Trade Event

Tulip Trade Event

  • Event held from Wednesday, March 18, 2020 till Friday, March 20, 2020

Tulip cultivation in the Netherlands is in the spotlights for three days during the Tulip Trade Event! From 18 to 20 March 2020, exporters and breeders in the Netherlands are combining their open days. This makes the Tulip Trade Event an expanding and colourful display case for tulip cultivation. Over three days visitors can see the entire assortment in bloom, hear about which new trends and cultivation methods are becoming popular and catch up with their business relations.

For four years the interest shown by local and foreign visitors has been growing. As the companies are all located in the same area, visitors can get a complete update about the tulip sector in a short time. Are you coming from abroad? Then it is simple to combine a visit to several different companies.

We will participate in the Tulip Trade Event for the second time in 2020. We hope to welcome you at our company during this event and make you enthusiastic about our company and our product.

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Keukenhof

Keukenhof

  • Event held from Saturday, March 21, 2020 till Sunday, May 10, 2020

Keukenhof, the best day out among the flowers! There are more than 7 million bulbs in bloom this spring, with a total of 800 varieties of tulips. A unique and unforgettable experience!

Besides the spacious 32 hectares of flowers, you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, surprising inspirational gardens, unique artwork and wonderful events. Do not miss the Tulpomania exhibition in the Juliana Pavilion.

Keukenhof is also one big party for children. They will have a blast with the treasure hunt, petting farm, maze and the playground.

Keukenhof 2020’s theme will be ‘A World of Colours’. 

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Floratuin Julianadorp

Floratuin Julianadorp

  • Event held from Wednesday, March 25, 2020 till Thursday, October 15, 2020

'Floratuin Julianadorp' (English: Flora Garden Julianadorp) lies in between the blooming bulb fields in the polder of Anna Paulowna and Julianadorp. An extraordinary assortment of exclusive and new flower bulb varieties can be admired in this 7,000-square metre blooming show garden. Visitors can walk through the show garden and enjoy blooming flower bulbs. You can also pick tulips yourself in the 'Tulpen Pluktuin' (English: Tulip Picking Garden).

Besides the show garden, there is also a large shop with many kinds of summer flowers, such as dahlias, begonias, crinum, zantedeschia, ranunculus, and many other varieties. You can also watch a film about the flower bulb business in the shop, while enjoying a cup of coffee. Workshops, children's workshops, and guided tours are also available on request.

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Hortus Bulborum

Hortus Bulborum

  • Event held from Monday, April 6, 2020 till Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Hortus Bulborum is the only museum garden in the world where you can find over 4,000 different tulip, hyacinth, daffodil and other bulbous cultivars, species and varieties in bloom. Nowhere on this globe you will find such a fine selection of old bulbs in one place. Every spring the Hortus transforms into a treasure trove full of dazzling colours, beautiful shapes and overwhelming fragrances at the foot of the picturesque, parish church in Limmen village, near the historic city of Alkmaar.

The collection boasts tulips dating from 1595, the famous ‘Duc van Tol Red and Yellow’; the oldest known cultivar and dozens of other cultivars which were prizes possession as far as back as the Golden Age. But also 17th century daffodils. The most antique daffodils are said to come from around 1601, like ‘Double Campernelle’ and ‘Albus Plenus Odoratus’. Though the Narcissus pseudonarcissus, also known as the 'Lent Lilly', was already found in English gardens in the 1200s. While the oldest fritillary was already described for the first time in 1577, Fritillaria imperialis ‘Prolifera’. And what to think of fragrant double-flowered hyacinths from the 1800s and crocuses.

Fundamental in this garden, however, is the preservation of heirloom bulbs. Many of them have no commercial value for modern mass production whatsoever. The aim is to maintain these cultivars and safeguard them for the future generations. The preservation work of the Hortus Bulborum goes hand in hand with the work of the professional growers to obtain better cultivars for today’s needs. The collection is a second to none pollen bank in the world to the bulb growing sector.

The current collection contains over 2,600 cultivars of tulips (species and varieties), some 130 hyacinths, around 1,100 daffodils, some 110 crocuses and a few dozen of fritillaries. 

The Hortus Bulborum is worth a visit, especially for garden lovers and all those who love rare, heirloom and florist bulbs.

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Flower Days Anna Paulowna

Flower Days Anna Paulowna

  • Event held from Saturday, April 18, 2020 till Wednesday, April 22, 2020

From 18 April to 22 April 2020,  Anna Paulowna is dedicated to the colours and scents of the 67th edition of the Flower Days. Throughout the event, you can admire over 100 mosaics, moving pieces and decorated streets and bridges.

Mosaics
The mosaics are paintings made on polystyrene, made by sticking pins topped with flower buds into the surface. Every square yard is covered by over 10.000 buds, which gives you a taste of the amount of work that goes into making every single mosaic. Young and old come together during the Flower Days to create the mosaics and display them in their gardens. Take your bicycle, car, or step on board of one of our dedicated buses to see all mosaics. If you collect a list of participators at either our central information point or the information booths you can find along the side of the road during the Flower Days, you can create your own custom route along all the mosaics. Don’t forget that at night the Flower Days are a true spectacle as well, with most mosaics, bridges and streets lit up.

 

Complete your day with a visit to one of our many expositions, flea markets, workshops or scavenger hunts. Participation and entry are free.

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Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

Bloemencorso Bollenstreek

  • Event held from Friday, April 24, 2020 till Saturday, April 25, 2020

Theme 2020: Freedom

The Flower Parade 2020 will take place on Saturday, April 25 and travels from Noordwijk to Haarlem. The floats and vehicles will be decorated with flowers on April 22, 23, and 24, 2020. In the evening of Friday, April 24 there is a special illuminated flower parade at night in Noordwijkerhout. 

Apart from the Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek being the only event of this calibre that occurs in the springtime, it is the only parade that is constructed and composed of bulb flowers such as hyacinths, tulips and daffodils. It is for this reason that this Flower Parade of the Bollenstreek is known as the face of spring, as no other parade can come close to the unique spring colours and perfumes that surround this one.

The procession consists of about twenty floats and over forty luxurious and special vehicles richly decorated with flowers. For an extra festive character the procession will be accompanied by several bands. There is plenty of room along the whole route for thousands of visitors.

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Dutch Lily Days

Dutch Lily Days

  • Event held from Tuesday, June 2, 2020 till Friday, June 5, 2020

On June 4, the ‘world stage’ for lilies, the Dutch Lily Days, has the honour of being officially opened by a world champion. Lara van Ruijven, who was the first Dutch woman to win an individual world title for short track this winter, is the special guest during the opening ceremony. This year the opening ceremony is planned for 11.00 on June 4 in the test greenhouse of Onings Holland, Nieuwe Tuinen 1 in Honselersdijk.

It is already the ninth time that breeders and exporters are joining forces for this four-day lily event. This year, it is being held on June 4 – 7. Each year one of the participants acts as host for the official start. For Onings Holland, it was a logical choice to ask Lara van Ruijven to be the special guest at the opening ceremony. Westland, the registered office of the export company, has been often in the news lately because of top sport performances.

Among them was undoubtedly the world title for the 500 meter that the 26-year-old native of Naaldwijk won in March this year. She became the first Dutch woman ever to win individual gold in this discipline. This achievement led to the naming of her ‘own’ lily, which will be officially christened on June 4 during the opening ceremony of the Dutch Lily Days. The flowery display at Onings Holland is in the hands of students from MBO Westland who are studying Flowers & Design. They will show in practice what striking possibilities are offered by lilies in bouquets and arrangements.

Double Orientals increasing in popularity
This year promises to shift the focus to the double Orientals. These lilies, easily recognisable with their double full flowers, are now available in increasing quantities and an expanding range of varieties after years of breeding and propagation. The double Orientals are expected to follow the success of the OT-hybrids with a rising trend in the market.

Fourteen participants
Fourteen companies around the country are launching their participation in the Dutch Lily Days at the same time. This event for fellow professionals in the industry will be held at P. Aker, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs, Bot Flowerbulbs, De Jong Lelies, Lily Company, Mak Breeding, Onings Holland, C. Steenvoorden, GAV’s Lilies, Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan, VWS Flowerbulbs, World Breeding, Zabo Plant and Royal van Zanten.

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