Dutch Festival Makes a Welcome Return



The 2017 Holland Festival was featured in the Cranbourne Leader. A DUTCH festival that was shelved in 2014 is bring revived next month.

The Holland Festival was previously held in Dandenong but now the Rotary Club of Monash – with volunteers from the Rotary Club of Berwick – is bringing it back, with money raised going to the Royal Children’s Hospital and St John of God Hospital.

Traditional food on offer will include frites, bitterballen (meat balls), stampot (mashed potatoes), rockworst (sausage) as well as the iconic Dutcg poffertjes (baby pancakes) and stroopwafels (waffles). There will also be a bar, rides, Dutch games including a Sjoelbak (boardgame) competition and exhibits.

Rotary Club spokesman Craig Kendall said there was a large Dutch community in the southeast and many people would love to know more about the culture.

“The festival ran for 40 years”, he said.

The Gazelle Holland Festival will be held on Saturday, April 8. Tickets are $20 for adults and children are free. Tickets are available at ticketebo.com.au/holland-festival.html

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