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On Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2018, the two-day excursion will visit multiple nurseries and research centres, and introduce international growers to the latest developments in Dutch horticulture. The programme includes a Practical Day, and a Seminar & Exhibition Day.

On the first HortiContact Tour day (20 February 2018), participants will be visiting several growing and research facilities.

Free participation

The HortiContact Tour is being arranged through a cooperation of the HortiContact exhibition organisation (hosted from Tuesday 20 until Thursday 22 February 2017 at Evenementenhal Gorinchem), Uniglobe Westland Business Travel, and In Greenhouses magazine. Through support from multiple sponsors, participation in the HortiContact Tour is free of charge. Growers from abroad will need to arrange their own travelling and hotel stays. Participants can, however, make use of the organisation’s hotel and airport transfer arrangement.

Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam

Visit to tomato grower

Lans, Maasdijk

Visit to World Horti Center, Honselersdijk

This visit is including lunch

Visit to pot plants grower

SV.CO, De Lier

Visit to rose grower

Fransen Roses, De Lier

Departure to Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam


The second day will centre around Gorinchem, 35 kilometres from Rotterdam. At HortiContact’s exhibition premises, researchers from Wageningen University & Research will give captivating presentations.

Departure from Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam

The Second HortiContact Tour Excursion Day

Lecture about ‘Light and LED-lighting’

by Leo Marcelis, professor of Horticulture and product physiology at Wageningen University & Research

Lecture about ‘Integrated Pest Management’

by Gerben Messelink, researcher at Wageningen University & Research

Lecture about ‘Development from mid-tech to high-tech in greenhouse production’

by Anne Elings, scientist crop physiology at Wageningen University & Research

Lecture about ‘Climate and energy saving’

by Frank Kempkes, researcher at Wageningen University & Research

Lunch, offered by Evenementenhal

Exhibition visit: HortiContact Gorinchem

including food and drinks

Departure to Hotel CitizenM Rotterdam


On Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2018 international growers will have the opportunity to join the HortiContact Tour and see first-hand the latest developments in Dutch greenhouses. 

This two-day excursion is being arranged by Uniglobe Westland Business Travel, In Greenhouses magazine and the organisers of the trade fair HortiContact (Tuesday 20 to Thursday 21 February 2018 in Evenementenhal, Gorinchem). The programme broadly includes: visiting leading companies (specialised in cut flowers, pot plants and greenhouse vegetables), presentations by researchers and lecturers at renowned knowledge institutes and, of course, a visit to the trade fair, HortiContact. 

Free of charge
Thanks to the support from various sponsors participation in the HortiContact Tour is free of charge.

International growers will need to arrange and pay for their own trip to the Netherlands and accommodation. However, participants can take advantage of hotel discounts and airport transfers arranged by the organisers. Transport during the two-day excursion will take place via coach. Don’t wait too long to sign up because the number of places is limited. 

Please note: Suppliers, students and consultants are not admitted on the bus, likewise Dutch growers who are working in the Netherlands for a Dutch business.

More details on this event can be found soon on: 


Evenementenhal Gorichem The Netherlands

Franklinweg 2, 4207 HZ Gorinchem


Questions about Bookings/Travel Accomodation 

Jelle Tetteroo

Telephone: +31 (0) 174 219 248

E-mail: jelle@uniglobewestland.nl

Questions regarding HortiContact

Ramon Schlepers

Telephone: +31 (0) 523 289 822

E-mail: ramonschlepers@evenementenhal.nl


The Netherlands is a nation home to globally distinguished horticulture product innovations and a leading exhibition in greenhouse tech: HortiContact. In three days, it welcomes approximately 450-500 exhibitors. It is the largest and best rated meeting place in the Netherlands for greenhouse horticulture professionals.

The international edition of the Dutch trade journal ‘Onder Glas’. Through the quality and impartiality of the articles, the in- depth content is also of great interest to greenhouse growers in other parts of the world. In Greenhouses focuses on cultivation and cultivation techniques.

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