The Dutch Festival
Adelaide’s own Dutch festival – bigger and better than ever
Running since 1994, Adelaide’s largest Dutch Festival is on again after 2016 saw more than 3000 Aussies walk through the doors of the club rooms, The Dutch Club SA with generous support of Multicultural SA is proud to announce the now annual festival to be hosted on Sunday 30 April 2017!
It is well known that the Dutch are some of the most enthusiastic festival goers in the world, so it only makes sense that on their monarch’s birthday that the Dutch let their hair down with a bit of festival cheer!
‘Koningsdag’ or King’s Day for the English speakers is the largest festival in the Netherlands, celebrating King Willem-Alexander 49th birthday. Traditionally held on 27 April the festival in Holland is known as an ‘anything goes’ event with royal taxes not applying on the day and citizens lining the streets with massive flea markets known as ‘vrijmarkt’.
Activities at the Dutch Festival
Back in Australia, The Dutch Club SA continue the festive vibe, with activities such as:
- The biggest market they can fit into their club grounds
- Arts and crafts
- Traditional Dutch meals
- Dutch games
- Live music
- Kids entertainment
- Face painting
- Dutch beers/ spirits; and
- a whole bunch more!
And of course, entry is free!
In the Netherlands, orange is the national colour of the royal family so on the day the Dutch don their royal colours with pride, covering themselves in it from head to toe!
So throw on some orange, grab a bottle of Oranje bitter and a kroket or 10 and go spend a day with the Dutch.
For more activities and ideas for the Autumn 2017 School Holidays, check out our Guide here:
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Dutch Club website
What: The Dutch Festival 2017
When: Sunday 30 April 2017 | 1oam – 5pm
Where: The Dutch Club SA | 21 Greenfields Drive, Green Fields
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