dutch weekend

September 16 - 18

grab your clogs!

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.

daily entertainment

Enjoy live stage shows throughout the weekend including Dutch and all time favourite music. See the Band Zuiderkruis (Southern Cross) a four piece with some of the biggest Dutch pop and rock hits together with Cheek to Cheek playing all time classics on the Holland Stage. 11:30am and 2pm 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. Saturday Zing! Melbourne's own Dutch choir perform folk and classics. Sunday Dutch Accordion Ensemble will have your toe tapping. Friday, Saturday and Sunday our Fairy is in Fairy Hollow to tell her tales 11.15am, 12.15pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

dutch games

Visitors can try their hand at the traditional Dutch game of Sjoelbakken or Sjolen. Our annual competition runs 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday with great prizes on offer. Just $2 to enter.