The Holland Festival 2017 had over 70 stallholders including merchants, food vendors, exhibitions, and information booths. We are working very hard at increasing this, and especially the food. There will be more food vendors, more food, more food options, multiple vendors for the most popular Dutch foods where possible,  and better preparedness for large crowds. Our goals are to reduce the queues dramatically.

Some of the foods on offer include…

  • Kibbeling – Fish bites as only the Dutch can make it – Street Food to die for.
  • Herring – not for the uninitiated – but the Dutch love them – are you brave enough to try one if you are not Dutch?
  • Frites with all the famous Dutch sauces, including mayonnaise, satay sauce & onions etc.
  • Olie Bollen – Actually a New year’s eve speciality, that the Dutch love do much, it has become street food.
  • Bitterballen (2 vendors)- available as bar food in every bar in Holland
  • Poffertjes (3 vendors) – mini pancakes – Street food all over the world now
  • Stroopwafers (3 vendors) – Every Dutch carnival and street market sell these warm delicacies
  • Appelflappen – Maybe the favourite pastry on Holland
  • Kaas souffles (2 vendors) – A delicious way to each Dutch cheese warm!
  • Stampot met rookworst – A winter delight, that can be eaten anytime.
  • Rookworst – Possibly Europe’s best way to eat sausage ( with due deference to all Germans)
  • Hutspot with rookworst – a different version of Stampot met rookworst
  • Indonesian foods – The Dutch love Indonesian foods
  • Erwten Soep – Pea Soup as only the Dutch can make it.
  • Bahmi Goreng- The Dutch love Indonesian foods
  • Frikandel Speciaal – A Dutch way of eating sausage as a street food.
  • Kroketten (Croquettes) (2 vendors) – The favourite snack food in Holland?
  • Broodje Haaring (Herring on a roll) – Just yum!! But are you brave enough to eat raw fish?
  • Broodje Paling (Smoked eel on a roll)
  • Broodje Makreel (Smoked Mackeral on a roll)
  • Huzarensalades ( Russian Salad)
  • Broodje fillet Americain (Raw premium mince on a roll)
  • Kapsalon snack (impossible to explain – but the best seller at the Abel Tasman club restaurant)
  • Twisted Aardappels  (potatoes) on a stick (stok) (2 vendors)
  • Carnival food
  • Coffee (4 vendors)
  • Ice cream with a touch of Dutch: with hagelslag, muisjes and speculaas & stroopwafel crumbs.. (3 vendors)
  • Sweets

Refreshments on offer include…

  • A bar selling Bavaria Beer, La Trappe Beer, Red & White wine, French Champagne, Cider & Dutch Vodka
  • Lemonade stands (2 stalls run by the Rotary Club of Belgrave)
  • Slushies in at least 6 flavours


Businesses founded in the Netherlands, businesses owned by people of Dutch Heritage, and/or importers of Dutch products are invited to get involved. At least 30 have already signed up.

An example of the other items on offer is:

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Our philosophy is based on providing quality, durable and supportive professional and leisure footwear, made to the highest of comfort standards, for the entire family.
All models are 100% genuine leather. Our medical range includes memory foam gel insoles. So keeping the authentic clogs shape with modern comfort.





​If your business has a link to Dutch heritage and you would like to have your business involved in some way, apply to be a vendor, exhibitor or participant now!