Dutch Educational Tour - Low season in February
Three day educational tour to the Netherlands for floristry students to benefit from a range of valuable first hand experiences.
Starting in the heart of the international flower trade, you will experience first-hand the hub of the largest of the Dutch flower and plant auctions at Royal FloraHolland. Visiting Dillewijn Zwapak (Formally known as Basics & Trends), a floral accessories wholesaler, offers you the chance to see and buy the latest trends, often yet to reach the UK.
This tour takes you to Van den Berg Greenhouse, where you will enjoy a floral demonstration and a two and a half hour workshop, both packed with creative ideas from international florist, Astrid van den Berg. You will also have an opportunity to buy from Astrid’s many delightful treasures and Astrid provides packaging for you to take home your creation.
Also included is a visit to either a specialist Lisanthias, Rose or Orchid grower.
Read more about the regions you will be visiting
The largest trading centre for plants and flowers in the world, where you can experience live auctions and see how the floristry industry works at its very heart. (Not available Thurs, Sat & Sun. )
A leading wholesaler for floristry and decorative items and a source of inspiration for its customers, enabling them to implement the latest trends in their work.
ECT has been taking flower enthusiasts to Astrid van den Berg for many years and a visit is particularly recommended. Astrid can provide a demonstration or workshop packed with creative ideas. If undertaking a workshop all materials are provided, as is packaging for displays to be carried home.
Travel by executive coach from your local pick up point to your accommodation in the Netherlands, arriving early evening.
Early breakfast before visiting the heart of the plant & flower industry to view a live auction at Royal FloraHolland, followed by a stop at Dillewijn Zwapak (Formally known as Basics & Trends) - a floral accessories wholesaler - for a shopping opportunity. From here, there will be a visit to Van den Berg Greenhouse, where you can browse around the shop before enjoying a floral demonstration by Astrid van den Berg. The highlight of the day will be a two and a half hour floral workshop delivered by Astrid - packaging will be provided for you to take home the displays you make and everyone receives a certificate. A light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Having made your choice of specialist grower visit (at the time of booking), you will head to Wateringen, south of The Hague to experience a largescale growing environment before continuing your homeward journey.
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Tour price per person
£225/£255 pp twin/single for 40 passengers
£239/£269 pp twin/single for 35 passengers
£259/£289 pp twin/single for 30 passengers
£279/£309 pp twin/single for 25 passengers
Guide prices - ask us for a fixed quote based on your travel dates and hotel accommodation.
- Two nights' Bed & Breakfast in 3 or 4 star accommodation
- Visit to FloraHolland plant and flower auction
- Visit to Dillewijn Zwapak (Formally known as Basics & Trends) wholesalers
- Demonstration & 2.5 hour workshop at Van den Berg Greenhouse including lunch and certificate
- Visit to specialist flower grower
- ECT tour manager
- Executive coach travel
- Channel crossing
- Travel insurance