HortiXperienceWorld Horti Center

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World Horti Center is the knowledge and innovation center of the international greenhouse horticulture sector. A leading platform where business, education, research and government jointly take the horticultural sector to a higher level.

The world of greenhouse horticulture is more international than ever and the Netherlands has taken a leading position. Continuous and accelerated innovation is of great importance to maintain this leading position of the Netherlands in the world. The Dutch horticultural sector can make an important global contribution to the well-being of people. World Horti Center has an important role in this by offering solutions for relevant social themes such as  food supply, food safety, water, well-being and sustainability.

During a tour of World Horti Center, business visitors are taken by HortiXperts through all facets and developments of our high-tech sector. The tour through the knowledge and innovation center is a true HortiXperience. A visit is made to the high-tech research center with 38 different departments, you will be taken along the innovations of more than 120 leading greenhouse horticulture companies and you can also take a look at MBO Westland where education and business come together.

The costs are € 300 (max. 5 participants)

Online Tour - World Horti Center

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During an Online Tour, a HortiXpert takes the online attendees into the innovative and sustainable world of Dutch horticulture. Our experts have a lot of expertise and experience within the horticultural field and will discuss innovative topics weekly. During the Online Tour it is possible to question the HortiXpert. The Online Tour takes place on Fridays from 3 PM - 4 PM CET.

The costs are € 25 per participant

Breeding - TomatoWorld & World Horti Center

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Everything starts with seed. The Dutch greenhouse horticulture sector is famous for its sustainable production method, but you probably didn't know that almost a quarter of all vegetable seeds come from Dutch breeding companies. Without these high-quality seeds, Dutch growers would not be able to grow beautiful, healthy products.

The breeding tour starts at Tomatoworld where you all of the global challenges in the provision of healthy and safe food will be explained. A specialist takes you through the process from seed to tomato. You get to know the world players in the field of vegetable distribution and you become aware of the great value that they have. During a visit to the greenhouse with more than 80 different tomato varieties you will experience how the grower grows the high-quality seeds into plants with a high yield per square meter.

After the visit to Tomatoworld you make a transfer to World Horti Center. Here you will find yourself in the high-tech environment of the Dutch greenhouse horticulture sector. More than 120 leading companies from the sector showcase their latest innovations on a permanent exhibition floor, including breeding and propagation novelties. All other innovative and sustainable solutions in the process from seed to consumer will be covered during the breeding tour guided by a HortiXpert. A tour of the education section of the knowledge and innovation center is also included. The tour is concluded in the research center, where 38 different departments conduct research in areas such as climate, watering, lighting, crop protection and cultivation systems to test effects at crop level.

The costs are € 600 (max. 5 participants)

TASTE & FEEL - World Horti Center & TomatoWorld

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Dutch horticulture is renowned for its high-tech, sustainable and efficient production method of fresh and safe products. The TASTE & FEEL tour is all about tasting and experiencing these products.

During a tour of the World Horti Center, trade visitors are taken by a HortiXpert through all facets and developments in the horticultural sector. The tour through the knowledge and innovation center is a true HortiXperience; a visit will be made to the high-tech research center, you will be taken along the many innovations that will be demonstrated in more than 100 stands of leading glasshouse horticulture companies and you can also take a look at the educational section.

After this visit you make a 5-minute transfer to Tomatoworld: a real experience where you can visit the greenhouse with over 80 different tomato varieties. A specialist tells you how innovative Dutch growers produce these products. You see bumblebees on the job and you are able to feel the pleasant climate in which the tomato plants grow. When all your questions about cultivation have been answered, you will arrive at the "candy store" of tomatoes. Here is an explanation of the characteristics of the different varieties and you can taste and rate the tomatoes yourself.

The costs are € 600 (max. 5 participants)

Extended HortiXperience - Westland

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The world of greenhouse horticulture has so much to offer. Dutch horticulture is one of the most innovative sectors. Because all factors during the growing crops can be controlled and managed, we can feed the world in a sustainable way. Curious about the sustainable solutions that horticulture has to offer? And do you want to know which innovations and collaborations have lifted the sector to a higher level? In a tailor-made tour of Westland area that is set up to your wishes, we take you through different parts of our sector.

How is it possible that the Netherlands - a small country - is the second largest exporting country of food? What makes our sector so innovative? Which developments have we gone through that have lifted us to the highest level? These are questions that are answered during a tailor-made extended tour. Both at the World Horti Center and at various horticultural companies in the area, professionals show how companies deal smartly with current main themes such as water, sustainability, energy transition and environmental impact.

Entirely to the customer's wishes, World Horti Center draws up an interesting program in which the relevant themes for the delegation are discussed. World Horti Center can organize a day, afternoon or multi-day tour, in addition to the program we can also provide catering and transport. Please note, extended tours are always subject to availability.

Price on request.

All tours are by appointment only, contact us for more information and to book one of the tours below.

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