>>> WINTER EDITION <<< Wait? What? Tulips in winter?! OH YES! I am happy to tell you that most cut tulip flowers are grown in the greenhouse in the middle of winter! You will learn why during my amazing experience about the secrets of a tulip farmer. ________________________________________________ Today you will experience how it's like to work in a modern tulip farm in the Netherlands. Once you arrived at the farm we start with a warm cup of coffee or tea. I will tell you more about the history of the tulip, our company and the production process. It's a rare opportunity to visit a modern tulip farm that's fully in production, so a briefing about safety regulations is mandatory before we enter the work space. I believe that people learn more by experiencing the process firsthand. So you get the opportunity to help me with all the work that is involved with getting a flower out of a bulb. You will help me: - Plant the tulip bulbs - Join me for quality control in the rooting cell - Report the growth numbers from the greenhouse - Harvest the flowers in the production hall. - Prepare the harvest for shipment - In the meanwhile you have plenty of time to take photo's and ask questions. - - As a finishing touch you make your own bouquet of tulips to bring home! With a mind full of knowledge and a bouquet of tulips in your hand you will experienced a day you never forget!
I'm a third generation tulip grower at Laan Tulips, with great passion for telling stories. With my family business growing tulip flowers and bulbs for over 80 years there are many stories to be told. I have been working in our families nursery since I was 10 years old. This gives me the experience to tell you all about the history of our farm, the challenges we have faced and the innovations we are implementing today.
We will start our working day in the canteen of the farm with a warm cup of coffee or tea including a typical Dutch treat.
The trip by train and bus from Amsterdam/Alkmaar or Hoorn to the countryside on itself is an amazing experience. Although…
Your hard work will be rewarded with a fresh bouquet of your own handpicked tulip flowers.
Our family farm is located in Avenhorn, 50 minutes North of Amsterdam. In the countryside between the cities of Hoorn en Alkmaar. You will visit our greenhouse where we produce over 15 million quality tulip flowers a year. In Spring there is a chance to visit one of our tulip fields, but there is no guarantee. Due to our focus on production efficiency we are hard accessible for those being in a wheelchair or have difficulties walking.
Safety is very important for us, please wear easy shoes and clothing (no high heels) to avoid slippery situations. We do our best to keep the work environment clean, but sometimes small areas of the farm can have a unpleasant smell.
Learn the secrets of a tulip farmer