Dutch Weekend

Fri 20th - Sun 22nd 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 tunes. On your visit, be sure not to miss the Tukker’s Troupe of traditional Dutch folk dancers, tapping away in their wooden shoes, known as Clogs (11am and 1pm daily). The Memphis Band will keep the music coming all weekend.

Visitors can try their hand at the traditional Dutch game of Sjoelbakken or Sjolen. We have a competion running 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday with some great prizes on offer.

Noon 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.

On Saturday and Sunday Dutch Choir performance by Zing! and SilverBeat will take to the stage. There are roving entertainers, the Tulip Fairy 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 including A Touch of Dutch with a great grocery selection. This weekend you can discover more than a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including almost 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.

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.

Poffertjes

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

Oliebollen, bitterballen, croquettes, chips, jalepeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, frikandellan, apple folder V GF

Anja’s Scones

Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V

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

The Wicked Spud

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

Somsom Candy

Amazing Fairy Floss characters! VG GF DF

Emmy Bee

Super soups, tulip themed fruit sticks and biscuits. V GF

The Tulip Cafe

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

Dutch Cafe

Oliebollen, Belgian Waffles V

My Gosh Langos

Appetizing Hungarian Langos with sweet and savoury options V GF

Yo India

Amazing Indian street food. V GF Halal

Grumpy Gary’s

A sizzling range of hot sauces and spcies. VG

Lemonicious

Homemade lemonade. VG GF DF V

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 - Silver winner

Silver winner

2018 RACV Victorian tourism awards