Grab your clogs and head on out to the Tesselaar Tulip Festival this weekend as it transforms into a mini-Holland! Our founders, Cees and Johanna Tesselaar emigrated from The Netherlands on their wedding day, bringing Tulip bulbs in their suitcase, and we continue their passion this weekend.
Enjoy live stage shows throughout the weekend including Dutch music all time favourite tunes. On your visit, be sure not to miss the Tukker’s Troupe of traditional Dutch folk dancers, tapping away in their wooden shoes, or Clogs (11am and 1pm daily). SilverBeat and Memphis Band will keep the music coming all weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, ZING! Dutch Choir performs (11am, 1pm and 3pm) and The Big Squeeze Dutch Accordion Band take to the stage (noon and 2pm). There are roving Court Jesters, Fairy Kristabelle is telling her tales in our fairy garden and our famous Dutch Barrel Organ will be piping its tunes. We have historical displays too, including wooden tulip making, the traditional way, with pedalled machinery.
Enjoy traditional Dutch fare with a range of market stalls. This weekend you can discover more than a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including over half a million Tulips. As you stroll explore our historic gardens, there is so much to see. Here is a list of daily tulip festival features.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic, but there is a great selection of tasty treats on offer here at the farm.
The Tulip Cafe – Dine in for some great meals, or take away and enjoy in the gardens. Group bookings available. V GF
The Kibbeling Express – Scrumptious Dutch fish bites, salt and pepper calamari and classic French fries. GF
Screaming Waffles - The tastiest traditional Dutch biscuits around! V GF
Poffertjes – Legendary Dutch mini pancakes. V
Dutch Fare – Dutch classics; Oliebollen (Dutch dumplings), Boterkoek (Butter Cake) and Zeeuwse bolus (sweet pastry). V
Wiel’s Treats – Yummy Dutch croquettes and tasty burgers.
Big Little Kitchen – Delectable pulled pork rolls and gourmet hamburgers. GF
Gozleme - Mouth watering Turkish flatbreads with savoury fillings. V
Twisted Mac - Gourmet flavoured macaroni and cheese, plus homemade lemonade. V
Anja’s Scones – Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V
The Wicked Spud – Toothsome potato twister and gourmet wedges. V GF
Baked Potato Express – Choice baked potatoes with a delectable range of toppings, as well as freshly cooked sweet corn on the cob. V GF
Ottoman Empire Grill – Come back for more Turkish Kebabs.
Zero Lam - (Sat/Sun) Appetizing Japanese okonomiyaki (pancakes) and flavour filled gyoza. V GF
Bavarian Bangers – (Sat/Sun) Bratwurst, Kransky and Weiswurst sausages with all the toppings.
Yo India – (Sat/Sun) Amazing Indian street food.
Avacado Hut - (Sat/Sun) - Variety of smashed avacado toasted sandwiches, vegetarian and vegan options with sweet potato fries. V GF
Silva Coffee – Locally roasted coffee, tea, chai and hot chocolate to warm your cockles.
Timboon Ice Cream – Artisan ice cream with an enticing flavour selection.
Mad Hatter’s High Tea – Make a booking here for a wonder filled high tea amid the tulips. Times are limited so book early! V GF
Pop’d Fresh Popcorn – A freshly made, satisfying snack to indulge in. V GF
Chooh la la Nuts – Oh so tasty caramelised almonds, macadamias and peanuts. V GF
Sweets by Junction - Ambrosial sweet treats with local fruits. V GF
Unwined Liquor - Bavaria beer and a selection of wonderful wines.
Glorious Coffee - Coffee in all it's glory.
Foods cost between $3 and $22 depending on your choices, if you would like more detailed information on costings, please get in touch with our team.