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    Welcome to the celebration & experience known as Tulip Time! With hundreds of thousands of tulips, national entertainment acts, events & activities for all ages, breathtaking sights just off the shores of Lake Michigan and some of the largest parades in Michigan.
    Join us May 3-10, 2014!   Learn What We're All About>
  • Visit
    Welkom to Downtown Holland
    A trip to Tulip Time & Holland, Michigan is an experience like none other. Get aquainted with the area, find the best ways to get around & learn about exceptional ways to stay & enjoy! Read more >
  • Celebrate
    It's about fresh spring air, stunning blooms & a community that comes together to put on a world-class welcome to "Join the Dance." Join us in celebrating all things Tulip Time! Read more >
  • Marktplaats *

    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.
    MktPlHoursTuesday, May 6 – Saturday, May 10

    Admission is free.

    Shows & Demonstrations

    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.

    Dutch Spinner
    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
    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.

    MktPl1Tulip 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.


    Dutch Food Vendors

    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.

    Dutch Meals
    “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!

    Market Vendors

    Vanderveen’s Dutch Store
    Tulip Cutwork
    Crafter’s Co-Op
    Wooden Shoes
    Holland Imports
    Hometown Crafts
    Jim Rea – Ancestorian
    Finely Made Krafts
    Tulip Time
    Beaded Purses
    Dutch Trade
    Fantabulous Fudge Company
    Pam’s Pantry


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    Date(s) - 05/06/2014
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Civic Center


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