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Advanced Dutch Floral Design (International course, English)

10 Apr 2018 10:00 - 15:45
01 Oct 2018 10:00 - 15:45

Boerma Instituut - Legmeerdijk 227 1432KA Aalsmeer
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After the DFD professional course there is much more to learn about the world of professional floral design. That’s why Boerma Instituut offers the possibility of a course that seamlessly fits on the DFD professional course, the Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD)-professional course.

To participate in this professional course, you first have to pass the examination of the Dutch Floral Design-professional course or an education of a comparable level.

Advanced Dutch Floral Design international English course

The international Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD)-professional course is in English, during 4 weeks, 5 days per week. The classes will be taught in English by Dutch teachers.

What do you learn at the Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD)?

The Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD)-professional course is above all a sheer practical course that sets you to work using your own creativity and ideas. Of course it provides comprehensive information on materials and techniques, however, the teacher merely guides you in the process of creating your own designs and arrangements and carrying them out. In each lesson, you make a floral design work and afterwards all arrangements are discussed amongst all students, so everybody learns as much as possible from each other.

The program

During the ADFD course, a large number of new works, techniques, and materials are treated. Some of these are mentioned here for illustration:

The Greek Laurel wreath, arrangements pinned in netting and/or green conifers, contemporary versions of the classic arm bouquet.

Also, part of the professional course is a car decoration. In this part, you work together with a group of fellow students from the first draft to the final flower.

Course dates

Tuesday April 10 to Tuesday May 8, 2018 (4 weeks)
Wednesday October 1 to Friday October 26, 2017 (4 weeks)

All course days start at 10.00 AM until 15.45 PM, and this includes a coffee (or tea) break and a Dutch lunch buffet.


The international Advanced Dutch Floral Design course is € 3950.
If you register for all 3 courses simultaniously you will receive a discount of € 1050,- on the total fee of the three courses combined.

All necessary materials are included, and also beverages and lunch.

Materials include:

  • All flowers and leaf materials
  • All surfaces
  • Knife and scissors
  • The exam and Boerma Instituut Advanced Dutch Floral Design-diploma (or certificate if you do not pass the exam)

Not included:

  • Materials for home assignments
  • Meals (with the exception of lunch during daytime courses)
  • Travel and accommodation costs


It is possible to register for a boarding house during this course. Klick on the link for more information Boarding house.

Related Courses:

The Dutch Floral Design-professional course at the Boerma Instituut is an excellent basis for anyone aiming at a professional career in floral design, like florists, arrangers, but also hobbyists who want to know all the tricks of the trade.

The Master Dutch Floral Design (MDFD)-professional course represents our highest training level in Dutch Floral design.

This short vocational course funeral work is particularly fit for florists and/or floristry personnel who want to take a short practice-oriented (refresher) course.

The 5th edition of the Aalsmeer Flower Festival will take place on Saturday June 16th and Sunday June 17th, 2018

Bridal floral work plays an important role at every wedding. If all the flower arrangements match prefectly on this special day, it really adds to the festive atmosphere of the wedding!