Tour dates : All year round, Monday – Friday.
Tour duration: 7.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. (5.5 hours)
Tour price € 590,-- (1-6 persons)
Our private, guided tour will start early in the morning at your hotel in Amsterdam. We will then drive 25 km. south of Amsterdam to the world’s largest flower auction ‘Royal Flora Holland’, in Aalsmeer.
Early in the morning, the auctioning of flowers and plants starts at 6.00 or 6.30 a.m. We will explain all about ‘Dutch auction’ and the distribution of flowers and plants. 17 auctioneers are active 5 days per week to sell millions of flowers and plants. Every auctioneer facilitates 1100 - 1400 transactions. The volume that will pass by at the auction halls is unbelievable! Nowadays, all the sales take place via the internet, this means that buyers/wholesalers don't need to be at the auction hall anymore, but they can buy remotely from an office at the auction or even from their computer in Berlin, Paris, New York, Moskou, etc.
After the auction and distribution, we will visit a wholesale company, where small florists from Holland and surrounding countries are able to buy their smaller quantities of flowers, plants and floral supplies!
After the visit to the flower auction, we will drive to a Tulip grower that produces cut flowers in greenhouses for the auction from Tulip bulbs which have grown in the fields the previous year.
We will first watch a movie about the way Tulip bulbs grow and how the bulbs are handled after harvesting. Then we will do a tour in the greenhouses. We will get explanations about the growing and handling of the millions of flowers being harvested.
Tour price: € 590,--
Additional hours: € 90,--
Tickets flower auction: € 10,50/p.p.
Tulip grower visit: Included in the Tour price
Transportation: By car, free of charge
Tour duration: 7.00 a.m. -12.30 p.m. (5.5 hours)
Tour dates: All year
Tour days: Monday - Friday
No. of persons: 1 - 6
Prices are including taxes. Not included are entrance and parking tickets, lunch, and beverages.
For other cities than Amsterdam, pick up/return time and tour price may vary.
contact you as soon as possible.
Peter Boers, founder of Flower Tours Holland