Dutch Flower Stylist for exam



The course Dutch Flower stylist  is meant for everyone who wants to learn the basic professional skills of flower arranging.

The training is aimed at persons who want to prepare themselves for working at a flower shop or who are already being employed in this line of business. Moreover, many people who want to qualify professionally make use of the training, starting from hobby and a growing interest for flower arranging in general.



More than a flower school!
Training at Blomatelier is more than going to a flower school. People of at least 34 different nationalities have already come and studied with Diny Blom. Her drive, expertise and creative enthusiasm have led many students to a higher level of floral design.

Beside International Florist Training Center we are an atelier, shop and gallery. We specialise in unique floral designs for weddings, funerals and companies. We are also well known for our inspiring workshops and fashion flower events and amazing fieldtrips. Sometimes Diny will offer you the opportunity to join in and gain extra practical and creative experience.Languages.

It is necessary that students speak (some) English, German or Dutch. Diny will help you to train your Dutch and English if you want.
We have students coming in every saturday because they live in the Netherlands or students coming over for 6 till 8 weeks from abroad .

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System of Dutch Flower Arranger (DFA1)

In this first course BASIC DUTCH FLOWERSTYLIST. This is a coorperation between Blomatelier and Clusius College. We work in the system of Dutch Flower Arranger (DFA1) Master Florist Diny Blom teaches you all the basic skills you need as a professional florist and flower arranger.

As a beginner or enthousiastic floraholic you will develop your personal creativity and skills. This training is aimed at preparing beginner florists for the workplace. So if you are considering a career change into floristry, this is your chance!

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Content of training – floral design basics

In this course we use the method and books of DFA (Dutch Flower Arranger) and our own Blomatelier flowerguide as a guideline.

Also we use youtube and books from our large International Florist library for training. And the most important is training on the job .. to practice and keep practicing to gain skills and speed.

Floral Design Certification

The training consists 2 sessions of 20 lessons and 10 extra practice days in a Dutch Flowershop or training on the job at Blomatelier. Assisting on projects. The more you study the better results you will have.
Floral Design Certification
Flower Arranger (DFA) 1 exam takes place at the wellknown Clusius College in Alkmaar together with other Dutch students in Mai 27 2020

Reasons to study at Blomatelier

  • Gaining new experience and solid basic techniques.
  • Study over 200 flowernames on regular tests.
  • Test on the chapters of the DFA 1 book.
  • Study tasks on youtube & instagram.
  • Trips to trendy florist & flower events like
  • Fleur Amour Belgium & IPM Essen
  • Check out our International florist library with over 300 art books
  • Get inspiration to visit musea and creative events.
  • Share ideas with other students from all over the world.
  • Fieldtrips to auction and famous wholesalers
  • To our favorite grower Henk in Boskoop for amazing branches.
  • Assist on company designs & client projects on request.
  • Plant knowledge and care.
  • Hands on shop experience and opportunity to create for clients under supervision.
  • Benefits from joint venture Blomatelier versus Clusius College
  • Personal approach….incase you miss a lesson come back another time.

Blomatelier & Clusius College Exam Training

Most of the training will be held at Blomatelier, however some of the preparation towards the exam will take place at Alkmaar in April and Mai.
After 20 lessons you will be tested on all the subjects you have studied and will receive a certificate. As a certified European Judge Floristry Diny Blom will coach you towards this exam and help you to achieve the next level. This certificate will also mention all the extra experience you have achieved.

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Costs for students living in the Netherlands

for weekly Saturday lessons from 10 till 14.00 hours.

Term 1
The training costs for 20 beginners lessons of 4 hours are € 2250.— including trainingguide DFA1 studybook, lunch, personal coaching , fieldtrips to Holland and Belgium florists events.Including the best flowers selection Holland has to offer.  Containers can be used for free and returned.

Term 2
The training costs for 20 lessons, plus  5 days  work experience days at florist events or at leading Dutch flowershop , fieldtrips, visiting florist , good lunches, events, theory lesson, coaching and all materials , extra working on the job experience € 2750.–

Term 3
The training costs for intensive exam training at Blomatelier including – test  day exam on sunday May 24th with teacher Stef Smit from Clusius and your coach Diny . We prepare you for a good planning and dealing with time pressure for the  final exam at Clusius College Alkmaar. Total  € 975.– .YOu will recieve the diploma in English and a certificate from Blomatelier with all the studied subjects from the whole period.

Trainingfee students abroad

For individual students from abroad I recommend 6 weeks including beginnerscourse, intermediate training, 5 day -work experience at other florist companies, fieldtrips, visits to exhibitions and florist events and examination training and exam. All great materials and the best flowers Holland has to offer. DFA1 and DFA2 studybooks and your personal flowerguide to study 400 flowernames.
Costs: 6 weeks all inclusive training fee € 6500.–

You can organise your own accomodation , we have the Best Western Hotel.

Also we have addresses for homestay and there is a private appartment in our street.

We are happy to help you with a good deal.



Certificate & diploma

Candidates who passed the examination will receive the practice certificate and diploma Dutch Flower Arrangements 1 from the Clusius College the Netherlands.
And a certificate of Blomatelier International Florist trainingcenter with all the studied subjects & extra projects.

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