Be a part of the tastes, sights, sounds & crafts of 19th Century Holland. Dutch food, dancing, crafts, costumes & shopping all in one place. Stage events like Tulip Master Gardener, Dutch style shows & more throughout the week.
Tuesday, May 6 – Saturday, May 10
Admission is free.
See the complete schedule of times below
Wooden Shoe Carver
Klompenmaker is Dutch for “Shoe Maker”. Therefore it is appropriate that Rick Klompmaker keeps alive the traditions of his great-uncle. Rick has been involved with Tulip Time Festival for over 20 years.
Heidi Bengelink focuses on the process of producing hand spun and woven fabrics during the provincial period in The Netherlands. She focuses on local dyes, fibers, and folklore specific to The Netherlands (that’s what makes this different than other spinners/weavers) and spins on a vintage wheel from The Netherlands. Heidi offers products such as yarn, felted tulips and wooden shoes, Dutch doll clothing, and felting kits featuring her own original designs.
Dutch Dancers are a favorite at Dutch Marktplaats. Several performances and costume shows by Kinder Dutch Dancers and High School Dancers.
Live Dutch Accordion music on stage. Multiple performances.
Tulip Master Gardener
With the Master Gardner David VanHeest’s expertise, discover the “ins and outs” of the care and cultivation of Tulips from early stages to blossom.
Town Crier Dress Competition
Town Criers from around the world will compete for top honors for their ‘dress’. Enjoy the colorful, historic costumes from around the world as the criers tell us the history and significance of their outfits. The criers bring fun and energy wherever they appear.
Pigs at the Plaatz
Holland’s first ever “Pig in the Blanket” competition takes place right here at the Civic Center. Rick DeVries from VanderVeen’s, Glen Vos, Superintendent of Holland Christian Schools, and Tim May from Stehouwers will judge entries to determine who makes the “best pigs”. Brent Allen from WHTC will be our emcee for the event. A huge ‘thank-you’ to seamstress extraordinaire Liz Renes for providing something special for our judges to wear!
Dutch Dog Visit
Audiences are delighted when Kayla and her Dutch canine friend Lena share stories of Lena’s Dutch ancestors. The Keeshond breed, native to The Netherlands, served various vital roles in the Dutch culture for many years. True to the breed’s nickname of “The Smiling Dutchman”, Lena will be available for photos so be sure to have your camera ready.
For those wanting just dessert, Miss Michigan Organization for Resources & Education (M.M.O.R.E.) will be serving Dutch Apple Pie (Appletart), with or without ice cream. Hot fudge sundaes are also available. Beverages served are coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and bottled water.
“Pig in the Blankets” may be their specialty, but First United Methodist Church, Grace Episcopal Church, and the Seven Christians Mission Group team together to offer a complete and authentic Dutch menu! Soups, sandwiches, main courses, and desserts…each with a Dutch origin that gives our guests a real taste of the Netherlands.
Royal Dutch Wafels will be serving freshly made Stroopwafels. Stroopwafels originate from Gouda, The Netherlands, in the early 19th century. Stroopwafel is made from two thin layer of baked dough filled with caramel syrup. Along with the original Stroopwafels, Royal Dutch Wafels offers a variety assortments of Stroopwafels dipped in chocolate, Dutch sprinkles and nuts. A perfect treat anywhere anytime!
Vanderveen’s Dutch Store
Jim Rea – Ancestorian
Finely Made Krafts
Fantabulous Fudge Company
Date(s) - 05/06/2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm