Dutch Weekend

Fri 17th - Sun 19th September

Good old fashioned Dutch hospitality!

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 their passion for flowers lives on this weekend.

Enjoy live stage shows throughout the weekend including Dutch music all time favourite music. On our Holland Stage we have Cheek to Cheek playing your favourites on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the van Tongeren Sisters sing a lively repertoire of contemporary, classical ballads and song from yesteryear. Zuiderkruis play Friday to Sunday, this four piece band brings some of the biggest Dutch pop and rock hits to life. If Frank Boejijen, Acda en de Munnik, Biof and more - bring your dancing clogs!

On our Tulip Views Stage The Accordion Accents Ensemble play old time Dutch tunes on Saturday. On Sunday Zing! Dutch choir perform folksongs, classics and current hits to tap your toes to.

Visitors can try their hand at the traditional Dutch game of Sjoelbakken or Sjolen. Our annual competion runs 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday with great prizes on offer.

11:30am Clog Dancing Workshop, see how it is done and give it a whirl. 1pm Historic Cheese Market performance where you see amazing spectacle of how Dutch cheeses were bought and sold. 2pm Clog Dancing Workshop, see how it is done and give it a whirl.

Saturday and Sunday the Accordian Accents Ensemble play old time Dutch tunes.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Fairy is in Fairy Hollow to tell her tales 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

What's On The Menu

You are welcome to bring your own picnic, but there is a great selection of tasty treats on offer here at the farm.


Legendary Dutch mini pancakes. V VG

Traditional Turkish Gozleme

Mouth watering Turkish flatbreads with savoury fillings. V Halal

Big Little Kitchen

Delectable pulled pork rolls, gourmet hamburgers and loaded fries. GF V

Baked Potato Express

Choice baked potatoes with a delectable range of toppings, as well as freshly cooked sweet corn on the cob. V GF DF VG

Bavarian Bangers

Gourmet German sausages with all the toppings. GF

The Kibbeling Express

Scrumptious Dutch fish bites, salt and pepper calamari, herring and classic Dutch fries. GF

Lekker Lekker

Dutch delights of Oliebollen, Beef Croquettes, Bitterballen (Dutch meatballs), Frikandellen (Dutch sausage), Appelflapen (Dutch apple pastry), Cheese Souffle (mmmelted Dutch cheese), Jalepeno Poppers (served Dutch style). V GF

Anja’s Scones

Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V


Yummy sweet and savoury crepes and homemade lemonade. V


Mouthwatering Dutch Stroopwaffels (syrup waffels) freshly made, Kokosmarkaron (Dutch macaroons), Boetkoek (Buttercake), Apple Tart Dutch style, Bitterkoekjes (almond cookies) V GF

The Wicked Spud

Toothsome potato twisters, popcorn chicken and gourmet wedges. V GF

Pizza Forno Express

Hot pizzas with delectable toppings. V GF

The Tulip Cafe

Dine in for some great meals, or take away and enjoy in the gardens. Group bookings available. V GF

Shiva Indian Cuisine

Amazing Indian street food and refreshing mango lassis. V GF Halal

Grumpy Gary’s

A sizzling range of hot sauces and spcies. VG

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.

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RACV Victorian Tourism Awards - Gold Winner
Australian Tourism Awards: Major Festivals & Events - Silver Winner