About Us

VDE plant is a real family business located in the beautiful countryside just outside the Dutch town of Woubrugge.

‘VDE’ stands for ‘Van Der Eijk’, the family name of the company’s founders. Today, the third generation is running the business: brother and sister Karin and Edwin van der Eijk together with their partner, Hein Visser.

Ever since 1948, our company has worked together with our employees who, like us, are committed to growing the most beautiful tropical houseplants for consumers.

Today, health issues are more important than ever to consumers. Plants are considered part of a healthy lifestyle. Their capacity for purifying the air means that plants contribute to a healthy living climate at home or at the office. VDE grows many of these air-purifying plants that we would like to introduce you to at this website.

Our modern nursery in the Dutch province of South Holland uses eco-friendly methods to grow the most beautiful houseplants all year round. We believe in the importance of treating our environment with respect, so we do everything we can to reduce any impact we might have on the environment. We don’t use any more energy and raw materials than absolutely necessary. We work closely with Koppert Biological Systems, a company dedicated to contributing to the better health of people and the planet by working with nature to improve crop resilience. By working systematically, we minimise any unpleasant surprises we might encounter during cultivation so that we can also minimise our use of chemical substances. In this way, we are responding to what our customers want in regard to ever stricter environmental requirements.

Great things develop as a result of an often long-standing collaboration between our company and our suppliers, staff and customers. We want to share our passion for plants with the people who buy them. Here at our website, we tell more about our plants and how they purify the air.

But we would also like to inspire you to start doing more with plants and help you if you have questions about them. Plants aren’t just pretty – they also contribute to the happiness of life.

Plants: not just a trend but a lifestyle!

Hein, Karin and Edwin

VDE plant

Hein Visser


Financiën & HRM
06 5395 0607

Karin van der Eijk


Cultivation & New Business
06 2287 3028

Edwin van der Eijk


Marketing & Sales
06 1839 8142

Gert Bauman


0172 51 8941

Patty Loogman


0172 51 8941

Sven Bakker


06 1980 8911