Training and development of current and future employees is important for your organisation. Courses that align with the sector play a crucial role in this, particularly for future employees who do not yet have any experience in it. One course we offer is ‘IntoTuinbouw’ (Into Horticulture) – the leading onboarding course for the greenhouse horticulture sector. This week-long course is specially designed for people embarking on a career in horticulture but who do not yet know the sector. The content of this course is delivered by our partner HortiTech. Want to find out more? Then read on.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of greenhouse horticulture!

As a newcomer to the horticulture sector, everything can feel a little overwhelming: the terminology, the various technologies, the different types of companies and processes. What is plant propagation all about? How does breeding work? And what is that dripper your colleague is always talking about? Whether you are or will be working for a supplier, the flower auction or a grower, the Dutch horticulture sector is a complex business.

On the IntoTuinbouw onboarding course you are immersed in the wonderful world of greenhouse horticulture over a period of one week. This course is specially designed for people embarking on a career in horticulture but who do not yet know the sector. The course is based at the clubhouse of the horticulture sector: World Horti Center in Naaldwijk, The Netherlands. The week here starts with an introduction to the sector, and every morning we tackle interesting subjects such as greenhouse construction, breeding, plant physiology, climate control, supply chain management, cooperatives and marketing. In the afternoons, the group goes out to visit various sites belonging to some of the companies listed on the right. You’ll end the week with a typical Westland-style Friday afternoon social.

Dates 2024

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Practical information & costs

Time: 08.00 am – 5.00 pm
Duration: five days (one working week)
Location: World Horti Center

Price: €1,950 excl. VAT. The price is inclusive of study material and catering, including coffee/tea, lunch and refreshments at the Friday afternoon social.

Interested in registering? Then fill in the form below and we will be in touch shortly. Please note that the maximum number of participants per course is eight, so register now to secure your place! Any questions about IntoTuinbouw? Email them to

Participating companies and locations

Royal FloraHolland
Gemeente Westland
De Bakker Westland
Zentoo LMC
Van der Knaap
Metazet Formflex
Partners Plant Empowerment
Westlands Museum
Dutch Greenhouse Delta
Westland Horti Tours
Koppert Cress
Koppert Biological
Royal Brinkman
Tomato World
AVAG / Hortivation
ABC Logistics
Glastuinbouw Nederland
Wageningen University & Research

IntoTuinbouw impressions