Over ons

Foto van initiatiefnemers Koningshof naast elkaar buiten tussen de moestuinen

How we started

In 2012, a group of landscape architects, LAND atelier, organised an exhibition in a vacant greenhouse complex on the Koningsweg in Utrecht. The aim was to draw attention to the disused tracts of land on the outskirts of Utrecht, where for centuries the fruit and vegetables for the city were grown.

Together with Jos Jongerius, the owner of the agricultural land, we made a pact to revitalize the historic agricultural area in order to bring food closer to the people in the city.

In the picture the initiators of  Koningshof Utrecht (from left to right) Jos Jongerius, Robbert Jongerius, Roeland Meek, Akke Bink and Gijs Rijnbeek.

 

Initiators

 

ROBBERT JONGERIUS

Robbert grew up at the Koningsweg in Utrecht East and has worked in his father’s and grandfather’s business from a young age on. He supervises the cultivation plan in the greenhouse for top restaurants like Vaartse Rijn. In 2016 he graduated as a landscape architect at the Academy of Architecture.

AKKE BINK

After the gardening training, Akke took the step to follow the study of garden and landscape design at Van Hall Larenstein in Velp. In addition to designing gardens, Akke is actively involved in projects in Utrecht-Oost such as the redevelopment of the Oosterspoorbaan.

GIJS RIJNBEEK

As the sun of a well-known arborist family, Gijs is often active in the gardens of Koningshof. In addition, Gijs often works on artistic projects and special objects in the outdoor space.

ROELAND MEEK

A passionate craftsman and landscape architect, Roeland is a versatile person who connects food-related themes on all scales. With his graduation project at the Academy of Architecture, he investigated the relationship between local food cultivation and the city of Utrecht.

JOS JONGERIUS

De inbreng van de traditionele agrarische kennis komt met name van Jos, die van kinds af aan groente en fruit heeft geteeld in het eeuwenoude familiebedrijf. Jos is naast zijn werkzaamheden voor Koningshof ook werkzaam als hovenier bij de Botanische tuinen te Utrecht. Jos heeft praktische kennis van o.m. groente en fruitteelt.

Stichting Koningshof Utrecht

  • Paul Verhagen – Chairman
  • Joan van Aals – Treasurer
  • Céline Bogers – Secretary

Annual reports and policy

Cooperation partners

Logo van Gemeente Utrecht
Logo Het lunettenpark
Logo VOKO (Voedselcollectief Utrecht)
Logo Slow Food Youth Nerwork
Logo van Alles is Gezondheid
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OPENINGSTIJDEN

Van maart t/m oktober
elke zaterdag geopend
van 10.00 tot 15.30 uur

Koningsweg 135a
3585 LA Utrecht

Locatie

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