How it started...

At the age of 9, fishing was Simon van der Velde's biggest hobby/leisure. After school he caught baitfish for the local shopkeeper in the village. Because fishing went very well for him and he received 10 cents per fish, this provided a nice pocket money. One day Simon fell into the water and went under. Soaking wet he went to take away his 20 or so fish and received 2 guilders for it. When Simon was standing in the store soaking wet, the shopkeeper took a water plant from his wet coat. The shopkeeper put the water plant in the goldfish bowl and gave Simon 25 cents. Simon had quickly calculated that 25 cents was more than 10 cents and asked if the shopkeeper needed any more water plants. This was indeed the case. The interest in aquatic plants had been piqued. Soon a lively trade blossomed.

Simon van der Velde

Simon van der Velde

and how to proceed

1986
1995
1998
2012
2015
2017
2018-145x145
acquainted with the wonderful world of water and that passion has never disappeared. Through my years of experience I have been able to inspire many people with good (pond) advice. I like to share my knowledge and passion so that as many people as possible can continue to enjoy a clear pond throughout the year. With my pond book: Simons Vijveradvies you will discover the fastest way to a healthy and maintenance-free pond!
Simon van der Velde

Simons Vision

Pure Nature

You read more and more that it is advised to test the water of your pond for KH, GH and PH values. Do not be tempted to buy all kinds of measuring devices and water conditioners. None of this is necessary: if your fish swim and your plants grow, the water in your pond is of good quality. These are the indicators!

More beautiful every year

Garden centers usually sell a wide range of water plants, which unfortunately are often not hardy. This means that you have to buy new pond plants every year... We have deliberately chosen a small assortment of all hardy water plants, with which you can easily achieve a clear, biologically balanced pond.

35 years of sharing expertise

With the right approach and a good planting plan, you can save a lot of money and maintenance. The planting plan has immediate consequences for the depth of the pond, for example. So don't dig first and only then think about the planting plan but do it the other way around. Plants are quite capable of filtering the water themselves and keeping it clear, clean and healthy. A good planting plan will ensure that algae has little or no chance to grow.

Simon van der Velde

POND PLANTING ADVICE

Do you already have a pond or are you looking to build one? Make a choice below for the right advice

Pond with a volume of less than 10,000 liters of water

Van der Velde Waterplants

Pond with a capacity greater than 10,000 liters of water

Why Simon van der Velde water plants?

Free tailor-made advice

Pond plants from our own nursery

100% growth & flowering guarantee!

What customers say about us

Van der Velde Water Plants Chris and Simon van der Velde

Father and son the perfect combination

Simon's son Chris has worked in the family business since he was 15 years old and also studied ICT and Logistics. When he was 20 he started his own online shop where he sold the Amazingworld and Ecoworld products.

Translating Simon's knowledge into the digital world
Not much later, Chris also got the idea to share his father's years of experience and knowledge, with the goal of inspiring and advising as many people as possible through this website

Van der Velde Water Plants Chris and Simon van der Velde

Van der Velde Waterplants Scores a 9.3 based on 285 reviews Trustpilot

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Free and non-committal advice

A clear pond in 6 steps

YOU WANT A 10% DISCOUNT?

Receive updates by e-mail from Van der Velde Waterplants Sign up and stay informed of useful pond tips and special promotions
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed about tips and actions.
Receive 10% discount
Subscribe to our newsletter and stay informed about tips and actions.
RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT!

I would like free advice on a pond

Fill out the form below as completely as possible and you will receive tailored advice.

 

FreePondAdvicewithoutpag
What kind of pond do you already have or want to have?
Select your (desired) pond
Maximum upload size: 2MB

I would like free advice on a pond

Fill out the form below as completely as possible and you will receive tailored advice.

 

FreePondAdvicewithoutpag
What kind of pond do you already have or want to have?
Select your (desired) pond
Maximum upload size: 2MB