History Nijenhuis Bloembollen
In 1956 Bernard and Riek Nijenhuis came to the then unspoilt Noordoostpolder from the countryside of Gelderland. In the Noordoostpolder they were able to rent a company of 24 hectares.
Initially the company was a mix of agriculture and cattle, but the cows were sold in 1978 and the company focused completely on cultivating flower bulbs. This started out with just tulips, but soon the cultivation of gladioli was added.
In 1984 Marcel purchased the complete company, and the role of flower bulbs became increasingly important. Scale expansion and addition made the company grow strongly and led to the current situation where we grow 60 hectares of tulips and 30 hectares of gladioli. Of this, 62 hectares is company-owned ground and the rest is rented.
Apart from that, we have a branch that focuses on seed potatoes, onion sets, sugar beets and wheat. This branch covers an additional 50 hectares.
Ever greater specialisation resulted in an increasing number of cultivars protected by growers’ rights. For more information about these cultivars, visit the Tulpen en Gladiolen