Sandown Park – Holland Festival
Frankston City Band on Stage from 5pm
Via Dandenong Rd/Princes Hwy Overpass
591-659 Princes Hwy
Keep In Touch With the Dutch
Did you know the Holland Festival, or Kermis as it used to
be known as, was started in 1975, not a bad effort,
considering it is wholly run by volunteers. Much has changed
since then as the Sandown Entertainment complex provides
a great covered space, with air-conditioning. So if it’s hot
outside, you’ll stay cool inside and dry – also handy to know.
But the friendly family atmosphere is still there. Lots of familiar faces; a time to catch up with old friends. Music and dance, typical Dutch foods and lots of things to keep the children entertained. So if you miss your typical Dutch: kroketten, patat met (fries with mayo), drop (licorice), haring (herring) & cheese, boerenkoolstamp met worst (Dutch mash with sausage)
it’s the place to find all of those delicacies and more. Remember those old fashioned games: steltelopen (walking on stilts), touwtje trekken (lucky strings); they’re all at the Holland Festival for the next generations to enjoy. Including the always popular game of sjoelbakken, which is enjoyed by all ages.
Then there is the dancing; on the dance floor or maybe you’re just happy to sit and watch traditional clogdancers. Music and entertainment all day from morning till night, for young and old. Displays of handcrafts such as Delft Blue and many stalls with a large variety of items such as Dutch foods, t-shirts and tea towels!
There’s something for everyone. So maybe put the date in your diary and come down the next Holland Festival. Saturday the 15th of February at the Sandown Entertainment Complex in Springvale.
You know what they say: “It ain’t much, if it ain’t Dutch”.
Sandown Entertainment Centre
Saturday 15 February 2014
From 10 am till late
Admittance $20.00 Concession $15.00 Children under 15 Free Volunteers free
For updates www.hollandfestival.com.au
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