Spring is here!
Spring in Holland is always welcome after a long autumn and winter and, like Hermanus, the Dutch celebrate it outdoors.
Terraces are cleaned and chairs put outside. People head for the beaches or parks, they cycle through flower-bulb fields or go on an asparagus hunt. Restaurants and cafes set up tables outside for patrons to enjoy the sunny days and people gather to enjoy live music outdoors.
In Hermanus we are lucky because the weather is such that we can use the terrace all year round – even in the winter, but we have planned several outdoor music events to enjoy on the terrace now that it’s Spring.
While you’re at it you may want to mark the 16th of September, Prinsjesdag, a very important day for the Dutch that we’ll be commemorating with some traditional Dutch desserts fit for royalty on special. Mark the 19th of September if you’d like to enjoy our monthly Indische Rijsttafel. This is Chef Wayne’s first Rijsttafel with us and we can’t wait to see what dishes this cuisine inspires him to create.
So put on your skirts (or shorts) and head to Dutchies to greet the first days of Spring.
Remember to take a happy snap when you visit Dutchies and post it on our Facebook page or tweet it to enter our photo competition. There’s a winner every month from September to November.