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Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2022

Ever seen a million tulips in bloom? This spring, you can.
By Concrete Playground
July 19, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
July 19, 2022
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Already dreaming of warmer days? Returning for its 67th year, the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is set to feature close to one million tulips planted across five acres of farmland, offering the perfect excuse to wander through endless fields of flowers to celebrate the start of spring.

The tulip farm will come alive for its famous festivities from Saturday, September 10–Sunday, October 9, with a calendar of themed weekends promising something for all.

Running September 10–11, Turkish Weekend will dish up a program of live art, music and food in honour of the country that played host to the first tulip festival over 400 years ago. Then, Dutch Weekend (September 16–18) will transport you straight to Holland, homeland of the festival's founders Cees and Johanna Tesselaar. Get set for clog dancing, sjoekbak (Dutch shuffleboard) and, in a recreation of Amsterdam's famed Alkmaar Cheese Market, a host of traditional eats — including oliebollen (Dutch dumplings), bitterballen (meatballs), poffertjes and Tesselaar's signature Double Dutch ice cream.

More great eating awaits at Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend (September 23–25), where you'll enjoy local drinks and gastronomical delights among the tulips. There'll be live tunes by Dr Jazz featuring Ruby Rae, Apple Ida and Her Cider Press Band, and The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Ensemble, plus entry includes a couple of complimentary wine and beer tastings.

Also on the bill: a couple of Children's Weeks, a weekend devoted to retro rock 'n' roll, and an Irish Weekend filled with craic.

Tickets are available at the farm, but you can buy them online in advance (from August 1) to skip the queue.

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