• Price: Guide price from £249
  • Leaving on: 01/03/2017
  • Arriving back on: 22/03/2017
  • Location: The, Netherlands
This tour is by coach only.

Three day educational tour to the Netherlands for floristry students to benefit from a range of valuable first hand experiences. Low season dates in March are between 1st and 22nd.

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 one of a specialist Lisanthias, Rose or Orchid grower.

Day One:

Travel by executive coach from your local pick up point to your accommodation in the Netherlands, arriving early evening. 

Day Two:

Early breakfast before visiting the heart of the plant & flower industry to view a live auction at Royal FloraHolland, followed by a visit to Van den Berg Greenhouse, where you will  enjoy a floral demonstration and two and half hour workshop by Astrid Van den Berg.   The afternoon will take you to Keukenhof to see the well-known bulbfields.

Day Three:

A specialist grower visit (choice to be made at the time of booking your group) before continuing your homeward journey. 

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Tour price per person

£249/£283 pp in a twin/single based on 40 passengers
£265/£299 pp in a twin/single based on 35 passengers
£285/£319 pp in a twin/single based on 30 passengers
£305/£339 pp in a twin/single based on 25 passengers

Guide prices - ask us for a fixed quote based on your travel dates and hotel accommodation.

Tour Includes

  • Two nights’ B&B in 3 or 4 star accommodation
  • Visit to Royal 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 certificate, lunch and refreshments.
  • Visit to a specialist flower grower
  • ECT Tour Manager 
  • Executive coach travel
  • Channel crossing