Bell pepper grower

Marcel de Koning

Follow your heart

The 2.5 hectares of greenhouses on Langelandseweg in Nootdorp adjoin the neighbouring plot owned by my brother Ton. I met my wife in the course of my work and she knows all the ins and outs of the profession. Our daughter isn't all that interested in horticulture, but I recognise the true entrepreneurial spirit in our son: he really enjoys helping us out. But it's too soon to say if he will succeed me.


Bell peppers


Marcel de Koning CV



It would make me very happy, but he has to choose the career path he wants to follow. My father always said: ‘You can follow your heart in your work, but whatever you choose do it with real conviction’. I couldn't agree more with that sentiment.

Surrounded by plants every day

We have a team of four employees. There's a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere at work and most of them have known each other for ten years or more. I make sure that I am on site as much as possible, otherwise I get bored. I love to be surrounded by the plants.


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