Dutch greenhouse growers are investing millions of euros in expansion, the Financieele Dagblad said on Thursday.
The Netherlands currently has greenhouses covering 9,500 hectares of land, mainly in the western part of the country.
‘The market has been at a standstill for the past six years and now everybody is expanding,’ said Wouter Kuiper director of greenhouse builder KUBO. He attributes the expansion to higher prices for bell peppers, tomatoes and winter vegetables.
Henk Verbakel of Havecon, one of Holland’s largest greenhouse construction firms, said orders are five times higher than normal. ‘It’s all happening at once and we are asking some growers to postpone their plans until next year,’ he said.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.