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First tulips start to bloom in our test greenhouse.

First tulips start to bloom in our test greenhouse.

First tulips start to bloom in our test greenhouse.

  • Posted on Monday, December 18, 2023

The tulips in our test greenhouse are starting to bloom. Every year we plant a selection of bulbs from each shipped lot to ensure the quality of tulip bulbs for customers abroad. By doing so, we are greeted by more and more beautiful tulips for you to enjoy. ...

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First bulbs planted at our new location at Keukenhof

First bulbs planted at our new location at Keukenhof

First bulbs planted at our new location at Keukenhof

  • Posted on Friday, November 24, 2023

The gardeners at Keukenhof have started planting our bulbs. This year, we have relocated, and you can now find our section in front of the Beatrix Pavilion. We look forward to welcoming you to this new location next spring, where we can enjoy the splendour of Keukenhof together. ...

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Lily exhibition 2023

Lily exhibition 2023

Lily exhibition 2023

  • Posted on Friday, June 2, 2023

We are delighted to announce that our lilies are now in full bloom, and we are excited to present our lily exhibition. Prepare to be amazed as we showcase our complete assortment, featuring not only our champion varieties but also an extensive selection of new Vletter & Den Haan varieties. I...

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Visit of the Indian Ambassador

Visit of the Indian Ambassador

Visit of the Indian Ambassador

  • Posted on Monday, May 1, 2023

Last Saturday we were honoured by the visit of Her Excellency Mrs Reenat Sandhu, Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Together with her staff and their families, she visited Jan de Wit en Zonen as well as our tulip fields to see Maitri and other varieties. ...

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Show garden in full bloom

Show garden in full bloom

Show garden in full bloom

  • Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Besides our test greenhouse, we also plant part of our assortment outside in our test/show garden. Many of our bulbs are used for park planting and we try to mimic our customers' growing conditions as much as possible. Therefore we plant bulbs from lots that have been planted in parks in our own gar...

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Keukenhof is open!

Keukenhof is open!

Keukenhof is open!

  • Posted on Saturday, March 25, 2023

Spring is here, and that means that Keukenhof has opened its doors again! This year Keukenhof is open from 23 March to 14 May. We have been an official exhibitor of Keukenhof since 2008 and supply our bulbs every year for people from around the world to enjoy. Last autumn a total of 7 million bulbs ...

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Winner of Deshima Business Award 2022

Winner of Deshima Business Award 2022

Winner of Deshima Business Award 2022

  • Posted on Friday, March 17, 2023

On Thursday 16 March 2023, we won the Deshima Business Award 2022 in the 'Well Established' category. Director Jan de Wit attended the ceremony at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo and accepted the award on behalf of our company. The award – a Delft blue plate – was presented by Liesje Schreinemacher, Du...

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Tulip Trade Show from 15 to 17 March 2023

Tulip Trade Show from 15 to 17 March 2023

Tulip Trade Show from 15 to 17 March 2023

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023

We are glad to inform you that our very own Tulip Trade Show will take place at our company from Wednesday, 15 March up to and including Friday, 17 March, 2023. The official Tulip Trade Event (TTE) will take place again next year, but in the meantime you can still enjoy the beauty of tulips at our c...

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Visit to Van Egmond Substrates & Van der Gulik Tulips B.V.

Visit to Van Egmond Substrates & Van der Gulik Tulips B.V.

Visit to Van Egmond Substrates & Van der Gulik Tulips B.V.

  • Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023

On Thursday 23 February, almost all our staff visited two companies. In the morning, we visited Van Egmond Substrates in Amsterdam. This company supplies potting soil for packing the lily bulbs to us. It was very interesting to see how the soil arrived by ship via the North Sea Canal and was mixed a...

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Installation of 1,400 solar panels

Installation of 1,400 solar panels

Installation of 1,400 solar panels

  • Posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

These past few weeks it has not only been busy under the roof, but also on the roof. Major steps are currently being taken towards sustainability, with the installation of 1,400 solar panels. If everything goes according to plan, we will be able to enjoy the first solar energy in our company from mi...

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Floriade Expo 2022

Floriade Expo 2022

Floriade Expo 2022

  • Posted on Monday, April 25, 2022

We are participating in the Floriade Expo 2022 and have our own tulip section at the entrance! Floriade is a world horticultural exhibition that takes place in the Netherlands only once every 10 years. We have participated in all 6 previous editions of the Floriade and therefore we partipate in the ...

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100 years - The fellows of Jan de Wit

100 years - The fellows of Jan de Wit

100 years - The fellows of Jan de Wit

  • Posted on Friday, April 8, 2022

Two weeks ago we celebrated the 100th anniversary of our company with a special party. A party with several surprises, such as the presentation of our anniversary book ‘100 years - The fellows of Jan de Wit’. This book describes the history of our company during the past 100 years as well as the...

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Our tulip "Maitri" baptised by the President of India

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Our tulip "Maitri" baptised by the President of India

  • Posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

We are proud to announce that on April 4th, 2022, the tulip “Maitri“ was baptised by the Hon’ble President of India H.E. Mr Ram Nath Kovind and the first lady Mrs Savita Kovind. The name-giving ceremony was held at Keukenhof in honour of 75 years of friendship and collaboration between India a...

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By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands

By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands

By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands

  • Posted on Friday, April 1, 2022

Last Friday we were honoured to receive the honorary title ‘By Appointment to the Court of the Netherlands’. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander himself has decided to grant our company this title and the right to display the Royal Coat of Arms accompanied by the phrase ‘By Appointment to the Co...

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Plastic removed from tulip fields

Plastic removed from tulip fields

Plastic removed from tulip fields

  • Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022

It is spring in the Netherlands, which means that it is time to remove the plastic from our tulip fields. Last autumn we showed you the preparations for covering our tulip fields with plastic and explained why we cover them. Yesterday we started to take off the plastic from our tulip fields, in o...

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