Auctioning an hour earlier on the busiest days means the clocks and our logistics process start earlier. This creates the opportunity to deliver your transactions to buyers earlier on busy auction days. That's good news for your customers.
Here is an overview of non-auction days in 2024 for our export locations.
New Year's Day
9 May (exept Eelde)
New Year's Eve
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 2024
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.
Busy Monday for Mother's Day in the Netherlands
Tuesday 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 three weeks in advance.
There is an additional possibility for logistics to announce maximum 4 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 three weeks in advance.