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2019 edition
Sunday April 28

A non-profit community organisation
supporting local charities

It's a wrap… the Dutch Food and Culture Festival 2018 was a huge event this year!
Thank you all for joining us at this amazing and extremely well visited event at the Albert Hall. A day full of kids activities, games, music, crafts, bike riding, kite making and… Dutch food & drinks!

We acknowledge that the success of this year’s festival was overwhelming and despite tripling the food supply and volunteers from 2017, we could not serve everyone sufficiently. Thank you all for your patience!

The (volunteer) organising committee will take appropriate steps to have the 2019 edition run more smoothly, and we hope to see you all back next year!


We couldn't have done it without you.

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Photos courtesy of volunteer photographer Ying Tan of Aether Photography

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Sunday 29th of April 2018

9.30am  Start of the Kings Day walk under the guidance of Walking for Pleasure

10am  Gates open to the Albert Hall

10am–4pm  Dutch food market open 

10am–2pm  Dutch flea market, face painting and photo booth 

10am–12pm  Dutch Cultural activities under the guidance of the Canberra Dutch School “Abeltje”

10.30am & 11.30am  Peter Reynders playing some famous Dutch songs on the piano in the Hall (20 minute sessions) 

10.30am–12.30pm  Take your kids out for a ride on Jessy the pony  

12pm–12.30pm  Kings Day dance performed on stage by the Dutch School followed by Stuart Warner from the Theatre Organ Society Australia, playing the Albert Hall Organ  

12pm  Mount Majura wine-tasting start under the guidance of (Dutch) winemaker Dr Frank van der Loo

12pm–4pm  Dutch DJ Stroopwafel hits the stage with the best sounds of the Netherlands, alternated with life jazz from Petrichor at the Albert Hall lawns

12.30pm  Start of the Kings Day Bike Ride under the guidance of Pedal Power

1pm–3pm  Escape room open

1.30pm  Release your kites (location, Lennox Gardens). Join Kite Magic and release your kites! (These are available from the Cyclability stand, and children are encouraged decorate these at the craft table inside the Albert Hall) 

4pm  Bars and food stalls close

During the day a movie will be shown from the National Film and Sound Archive about the Australian and the Netherlands relationship throughout the history.

At some of the activities, we will ask for small donations as during the day funds will be raised for the Cycling Disability and the Dutch School “Abeltje”.

FOOD ... Dutch Pancakes (Poffertjes) ... Croquettes ... Dutch sausages (Frikandellen) ... Dutch smoked sausages  (Rookworst)  ... Dutch traditional Pea soup ... Dutch cakes (Speculaas & Boterkoek) ... Sate with peanut-butter sauce served with French Bread ... Stroopwafel ... Fairy Flosss ... The Dutch shop will also offer a large variety of Dutch food items  
DRINKS ... Heineken stall ... Mount Majura wine stall ... Jansz tastings table (traditional Dutch Liquor 'Schrobbelaer') ... Coffee van

Come one, come all, for the
'Orange Bike Ride for pleasure'
around the lake and
explore Canberra

One of the great pleasures of living in Canberra is riding a bike or walk around the lakes. One of the nicest and most interesting loops is around Lake Burley Griffin, Central Basin and the wetlands. While the route is about 1 hour it has many distinct points of interest. The bike ride and walk will be on the 29th of April, 2018.

Arrive at Albert Hall for the walk at 10 am and at NARA PARK for the ride at 11.45 for a 12 o'clock start. on the 29th of April, 2018.

Be part of this great Dutch festival and not only dress up your bike but wear something Orange.

You don’t have to be Dutch
to wear orange

For more info: 


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Friday 27th of April 2018

05.00-07.00 pm  Happy Hour at the new Mantra MacArthur Hotel, Opposite the ABC on Macarthur Ave.  Light snacks eg. Dutch 'Bitterballen' available over the bar  

06.30 for 7.00 pm Kings Birthday Dinner in support of the Dutch Food and Culture Festival. Thanks to management of the New Mantra Hotel they have organised with us a mouth- watering 3-course King’s Willem-Alexander dinner in a true Dutch cosy relaxed atmosphere where you can catch up with old friends or make new one's.

Part of our Dutch Photo booth


Thanks to our 2018 sponsors & supporters


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