Do you love to plant the flowers in the garden? Then come to Aalsmeer! Our flower village is internationally known as the home of floriculture. The highlight is a visit to the Royal FloraHolland flower auction, the world’s largest trading centre for flowers and plants. Other absolute must-sees are the fragrant rose gardens at the Historical Garden, with plants and flowers that will make you feel nostalgic, and the Flower Art Museum: a museum dedicated to floral art.
Enjoy a boat trip on the Westeinderplassen. From the extraction of peat and the cultivation of strawberries to the transformation of horticulture into a water sports setting.
The Boerma Instituut consists out of a family that has been in the flower business for over 120 years and today almost the entire floral community knows where to find the Boerma Institute, a centre offering vocational training, courses and workshops in the field of flower arranging. Jacqueline Boerma and her eldest son also travel all over the world promoting the Boerma Institute and their profession. They visit Japan two to three times a year, where no fewer than 86,000 students aim to become qualified flower arrangers. This international allure has its roots in our most southern province, Limburg.