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Master in Dutch Floral Design (professional course, English)

06 May 2019 10:00 - 15:45

Boerma Instituut - Legmeerdijk 227 1432KA Aalsmeer
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The Master Dutch Floral Design (MDFD)-professional course represents our highest training level and is accessible not only to students who successfully completed our Dutch Floral Design- and Advanced Dutch Floral Design- professional courses, but also to people with demonstrable knowledge and practical skills at this level.

At the Boerma Instituut emphasis is put especially on good technical knowledge and skills plus the preservability of materials. For the Dutch Floral Design-professional course, these are the main points of attention, whereas for the Advanced Dutch Floral Design- professional course -in addition to technique and preservability- ones imagination and creativity become increasingly important. In the Master DFD-professional course not only everyday arrangements are addressed but above all personal skills and creativity.

What do you learn during the Master in Dutch Floral Design (MDFD)?

The practical activities vary from small to very comprehensive individual arrangements and creating arrangements together in small groups. Trends and ideas in international flower design play an important role during this professional course. You will also write a practice-oriented report, provided with design drawings, photograph’s, and the required invoices of the processed materials

The program

The program of the Master in Dutch Floral Design-professional course has 20 lesson days. They change every year because this course is taught by different internationally recognized guest teachers and flower design artists, all with their own specialty. Some of them are also renowned authors of (international) books on flower design.

To give you an idea of the people who have been teaching our MDFD-professional course, we mentioned some the flower design artists:

The world champions Xander Zijlmans, Johan Huisman, and Wim Hazelaar, and also (among others) Aad van Uffelen (known for his international books), Bart van der Elsken, Irma Mus, Jacqueline Boerma, Petra van der Veen, Peter Boeijkens, Nicky Markslag, Pim van den Akker, and many others.

Course dates

Thursday May 24 to Thursday June 21, 2018 (4 weeks, 20 lesson days)


The price of the Master in Dutch Floral Design professional course is € 4900

All necessary materials as well as coffee/tea and lunch are included.

Materials include:

  • A large variation and extensive assortment of flowers and leaf materials
  • All essential aids and supplemental materials
  • Course binder
  • MDFD-professional course exam
  • The Boerma Instituut ‘Master Dutch Floral Design’-diploma in English. When you do not pass the exam, you will not receive a certificate.

Not included:

  • Materials for home assignments
  • Meals not specified
  • Travel and accommodation cost

Boarding house

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

Related Courses:

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

The course is an excellent base for anyone aiming for a professional career in floral design, but also hobbyists who want to know all the tricks of the trade.

The Advanced Dutch Floral Design (ADFD) course seamlessly fits on the DFD professional course

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.

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!