The New Farm: international hub for smart urban food solutions and awareness

How to create a new, sustainable world in which smart cities house and feed a growing global population? With ground-breaking research, technological innovations, exhibitions and education, The New Farm demonstrates that the Netherlands is the place to be for new disruptive, vertical solutions in urban farming.

Urban Farming Partners

The Urban Farming Partners members are part of the initiative of The New Farm in The Hague in the Netherlands. The New Farm is an international hub for smart urban food solutions and awareness. It offers facilities for research, innovation, exhibitions and education.
Vertical farming as a solution for cultivation the Netherlands has increased its competitive edge in modern horticulture the last few decades, leading to new innovations in the market, like the knowledge-center for vertical farming. The main goals are to continuously develop new technologies, exhibit new cultivation solutions and present vertical farms as an export-product to tackle the challenge of feeding cities.

Living lab

A significant part of the knowledge center is the demonstration LED-cell. Nearly 10 meters high, it combines parts of the fourth and fifth floor. The cell is used to develop, test and implement targeted cultivation solutions.

Vertical urban farming initiatives

Part of the fourth floor accommodates small companies showcasing the production of oysters, mushrooms, insects, seaweed, algae, cress and more.
The third floor offers multi-functional space and presentation facilities for on-site and off-site companies and educators. The main space can seat up to 200 people. Additionally, this floor offers break-out and workshop rooms. The multi-functional space will be an important meeting spot for companies, organizations and educators.


The first floor accommodates an incubator with programs for start-ups as well as innovative grown-ups in the field of vertical urban farming.

Restaurant & Market

On the ground floor, products of The New Farm and other local urban farming initiatives are available for direct consumption in the restaurant or to take home.