Non-auction days and early auction days

Here you will find an overview of the non-auction days for our export locations.

Non-auction days 2022

Here is the overview of the non-auction days in 2022 for our export locations (subject to approval of the Works Council).

2022

Day

Date

Week

Easter Monday

Monday

18 April

16

King's Day

Wednesday

27 April

17

Ascension Day

Thursday

26 May

21

Whit Monday

Monday

6 June

23

Boxing Day (Christmas)

Monday

26 December

52

The starting point, as in previous years, is good logistical services (esp. dealing with direct trade) for suppliers and customers on the days when there are no auctions.

Non-auction days 2023

Here is an overview of non-auction days in 2023 for our export locations (subject to approval by the Works Council).
2023DayDateWeek
Easter MondayMonday10 April15
King's DayThursday27 April17
Ascension DayThursday18 May20
Whit MondayMonday29 May22
Christmas DayMonday25 December52
Boxing DayTuesday26 December52
The premise is that, as in previous years, there will be high-quality logistical services (particularly fulfilment of direct trade and logistic supplies) for suppliers and customers on days when there is no auction

Early auction days 2023

Six early auction days have been designated for 2023. On these days, we will start auctioning at export locations an hour earlier for both flowers and plants.
DayDateWeek
Tuesday11 April15Tuesday after Easter
Monday24 April17Busy Monday in the week of King's Day (non-auction day)
Monday8 May19Busy Monday for Mother's Day in the Netherlands
Monday15 May20Busy Monday, in the week of Ascension Day (non-auction day)
Monday22 May21Busy Monday
Tuesday30 May22Tuesday After Pentecost
Labour market tightness is expected to persist, and the period around the public holidays traditionally still peaks in terms of workload. If it turns out that an early auction day isn’t necessary after all, this will be communicated no later than four weeks in advance.

There is an additional possibility for logistics to announce several additional early auction days. This gives flexibility to scale up if service provision comes under pressure.
If this is taken advantage of, we will communicate this no later than four weeks in advance.