Haakman Flowerbulbs started in 1938 as a traditional West-Friesian vegetable farm. Nowadays, Haakman Flowerbulbs is a specialist in the export of tulips intended for forcing, has its own tulip nursery and a branch in New Zealand. Haakman also supplies bulk tulips intended for the dry sales market.
A proper start is half the work, which is easier said than done, as most tulip experts would agree. So, with excellent quality tulip bulbs, perfect inspections and outstanding preparation, tulip forcers throughout the world are able to reap the benefits. We have vast experience and we are happy to share our knowledge. Each year we go on a tour of our customers to provide them with as much advice as we can. We don’t see the sale of our bulbs as the end … it is just the beginning.
An export story that sounds like a fairy tale
We can boast a rich export history. Haakman was the first tulip exporter to ship in bulk by air. Before that everything went by ocean freight. In 1984 we started exporting tulip bulbs to Asia. In the year that the Olympic Games were staged in Seoul, the Olympic flame also blazed for founder Dick Haakman, whose flowers were on display at a flower show that was taking place there. After the show, Haakman headed for China and Taiwan and finally landed in Japan, which is regarded as a high quality market. Within a few years, Haakman was one of the top 3 tulip exporters.
We deliver our tulip bulbs all over the world and you can see a list of our most important markets below.
A major market for a public that really appreciates tulips. Here, tulip forcing is an exciting challenge, which is, in part, down to the great differences in temperature. Our experts spend several months there each year to help our customers grow beautiful tulips.
The Asians have traditionally always been tulip lovers. Their love for this flower is far reaching and, as we share their passion, we are delighted to supply the region. Our experts also travel here several weeks each year to advise our customers and lead them forward.
Different preferences, various climates and processing methods … we know the market in North America and supply the country with a great deal of bulk product of the highest quality.
Scandinavians are a lot like us, and the way they work is similar to ours. The difference is in the detail and, thanks to our close partnership, we can monitor this very well.
Tulip bulbs all year round
We are able to supply bulbs the whole year round because we have a huge branch in New Zealand. When it’s winter here, it’s summer there.
If you are interested in our tulip bulbs,
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