The onion is the tastemaker of the Dutch agricultural sector. As one of the biggest onion producers in Europe some 1 million tonnes of onions are exported every year worldwide. This makes the Dutch onions the international market leader. Important reasons for this success are the fertile Dutch soil and favourable climate, as well as the excellent logistic and transport systems. The growers, seed producers, traders and industrial entrepreneurs have raised the industry to a professional level unparalleled in the world today.
The Dutch growers offer onions with a firm skin and an attractive and even colour, carefully sorted for size and uniformity. Their products meet and often exceed international requirements and regulations regarding food safety, hygiene and the environment. Independent inspection services check the onions at various stages. Reliable storage procedures allow the quality to be preserved. Kept in temperature controlled warehouses the onions are fit to travel long distances.
Sea ports like Rotterdam and Antwerp contribute to the professional level of the industry by also offering high standards for storage and transportation. They allow Holland to play a key role in the worldwide export and import of onions, making it possible for Dutch traders to supply all year round.
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Fruit Vegetable Agency Holland.
Visiting address: Louis Pasteurlaan 6, 2719 EE Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Post address: P.O. box 7122, 2701 AC Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Phone +31(0)79-347 08 08
Fax +31(0)79-347 05 05