Posts Tagged "Freedom Day"


Double Up the celebrations at Dutchies! We are so excited! This year the biggest annual Dutch celebration, Koningsdag, and the very important South African holiday, Freedom Day, fall on the same day…so it is the perfect opportunity to have double the fun!! Koningsdag is the celebration of the King’s birthday. More than that it is a celebration of unity. It is not, as many think, about royal-worshipping or even patriotism, it’s about oneness. It is the biggest party ever. Holland lets its hair down en-masse and, almost literally, paints the cities, towns and villages Orange. It is a day filled with joy and celebration. Kings Day is a great equalizer because everyone can participate. All you need is an orange shirt and you can head out into the streets to experience the oneness and the gezelligheid of the Dutch people. On this day Holland is filled with chiming bells, music, performers, an abundance of food and drink, and the sounds of laughter and love. Ge-zel-lig!!! As usual Dutchies will be decked out in Orange for the occasion; serving the delicious traditional Tompoes (complete with orange icing); celebratory Herring will be on the menu and we have entertainment lined up for the whole family for the day. And, as usual, should you don an outstanding orange outfit, you could win a prize! The weather is looking fine on Wednesday so we will be having a Koningsdag Castle Competition. Come and build a sandcastle from 9am on the beach in front of  Dutchies. At 11h30 Anina Lee, from Whale Coast Conservation, will come and select a winner and then reveal a bit of the magic of pure nature to be found on beautiful Grotto Beach. DJ Sharklady will be playing from 11am until late. She is brilliant at providing just the right music with sounds ranging from Buddha Bar and loungy music to Funky House, Swing and Jazz. And the good news is that the weather looks like it is going to be fine for the celebrations! See you on Wednesday 27th April 2016! Please remember to book to avoid...

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Koningsdag Success

Koningsdag Success


Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Koningsdag Success Thanks to all of you who joined us to celebrate Koningsdag and Freedom Day celebrations last weekend. What a wonderful turnout! Thank you also to DJ Sharklady for providing fantastic Jazz from 11am. We’re looking forward to next year already!!! Fabulous pics of a fantastic #Koningsdag #FreedomDay. Thanks to all who enjoyed it with us and to mysocial.buzz for these pics #Hermanus Posted by Dutchies @ Grotto Beach Hermanus SA on Tuesday, 28 April 2015   Pic of the day? This one of DJ Sharklady after a good couple of hours on her...

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Wonderful News!!

Wonderful News!!


Posted on Apr 20, 2015

Wonderful News!! We have been very busy at Dutchies over the last week renovating, cleaning and getting everything ship-shape before the winter season begins. We are also very pleased to announce that we have two new chefs that are absolutely ‘top’ and bring their outstanding culinary skills and passion for food to Dutchies. Welcome to Jana and Mark! We are so looking forward to the innovations they have planned. (And, if the new Tapas menu we served when we reopened yesterday afternoon is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat! ) Click here to find out a little more about them. We have quite a weekend coming up. It’s the last Friday of the month so we have Palm Strings playing from 6pm. Roger Summer performs on Sunday at 4.30pm and then, on Monday there are 2 important celebrations Koningsdag and Freedom Day. Let’s paint the town Orange We’d love it if you dressed up in Orange and joined us on Monday for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or a sundowner and Tapas perhaps? The restaurant will of course be decked out in full ‘Oranje’ regalia, there will be music all day, Kroketten, prizes for best dressed and much Dutch spirit! Looking forward to seeing what you think of our new additions to the menu!! We’re open 9am-9pm as...

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