- Climate. The regions near the sea enjoy a frost free climate all year round since the warm North Atlantic Drift flowing past the coast. This favours growth of fruits and flowers all year round.
- Soil. The soils in the Netherlands are generally sandy and therefore well drained and warm up quickly to favour the growth of variety of crops.
- Shortage of land. Due to the high rural population and rampant land shortage, it is therefore appropriate to establish horticultural farms which only require a few hectares.
- Labour. The country has a pool of competent skilled labour that have a lot of experience in floriculture. This ensures high productivity.
- Market. The central location of the Netherlands makes it benefit from the high working class population with high purchasing power in Europe.
- Transport. The Netherlands has a well developed and efficient network of transport routes which include the roads, railways and waterways in form of navigable rivers and canals.
- Technology. The country is advanced in technology such as in the use of the glasshouses. The government also assists the farmers in research, training and giving advisory services.
- Capital. The farmers are well organized and access loans easily from the Farmers’ Credit Banks.