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.
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. 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.
You are welcome to bring your own picnic, but there is a great selection of tasty treats on offer here at the farm.
The Tulip Cafe – Dine in for some great meals, or take away and enjoy in the gardens. Group bookings available. V GF
The Kibbeling Express – Scrumptious Dutch fish bites, salt and pepper calamari, herring and classic Dutch fries. GF
Poffertjes – Legendary Dutch mini pancakes. V VG
Bavarian Bangers - Gourmet German sausages with all the toppings. GF
Dutch Fare – Dutch classics; Oliebollen (Dutch dumplings), Boterkoek (Butter Cake) and Zeeuwse bolus (sweet pastry). V
The Groovy Wrap Co – Epicurean wraps and loaded fries. V GF
Big Little Kitchen – Delectable pulled pork rolls, gourmet hamburgers and loaded fries. GF V
Traditional Turkish Gozleme - Mouth watering Turkish flatbreads with savoury fillings. V Halal
Lemonicous – Homemade Lemonade and icypoles V VG GF DF
Anja’s Scones – Divine freshly baked sweet and savoury scones. V
The Wicked Spud – Toothsome potato twister and gourmet wedges. V GF (Sat/Sun)
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
My Gosh Langos - Appetizing Hungarian Langos with sweet and savoury options (Sat/Sun) V GF
Yo India –Amazing Indian street food. V GF Halal (Sat/Sun)
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
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.