Entertainment for 2020 is coming along very nicely

For the Kids

Fun, fun, Fun

This year we will again have a Kermis (Carnival) and a $5 wristband provides unlimited rides all day. For a small extra charge there will be: Face Painting, Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Sand Painting, Henna Painting & Virtual Reality Rides including a trip to the Netherlands. There will also be a free photo booth, alpacas and Kees Honden and a best dressed dog competition. Yes dogs on a lead and responsible cared for are welcome.

GoatVR & Phototainment

Virtual Reality & Photo Booth

GOAT VR provides a wonderful multi-sensory experience and entertainment through the use of 9D virtual reality. Take a trip to the Netherlands or ride the roller coaster or choose from many other exciting experiences.
Phototainment provides a large 42-inch interactive touch screen display that itself provides an enhanced experience. The live mode on the large screen means you can exactly see yourself with ease even from a distance and make any adjustments to your pose before the photo is clicked. The large screen is then complimented by a high-resolution DSLR camera that guarantees image quality. Everyone will get a free printed photo as well as their photo being emailed to them. 

Helene Hagemans

Master of Ceremonies

Helene was born in Groesbeek and raised in Nijmegen and later Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She arrived in Australia in 1999 and has been living in Melbourne for the past 18 years. She runs her own catering business, Fine Food Catering and is the Vice President of the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce Australia.

Hans Rubens

Master of Ceremonies

Hans calls himself a “DBA” (A Dutch Born Aussie). He was born in s’Hertogenbosch, arrived in Melbourne as a 5 year old and has called Melbourne home ever since. Hans and his Aussie wife Mary just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary and have 2 children and 4 grandchildren, who all know how to sing “Klap is in de handjes”. Hans has a deep understanding of Dutch culture & food and was a Director of Dutch Food Importer “Rubsons” for 25 years.

Carole Overmaat

Entertainment Manager

Carole is the Editor and owner of the Dutch Courier newspaper and runs DutchTV. She is a yoga instructor and a valued member of the Holland Festival management team.

Paul Rubens

Event Manager

Paul was born in s’Hertogenbosch,  and arrived in Melbourne as a 5 year old. He has been involved in the Melbourne Dutch community as a business man since 1956 and has attended or worked at every Holland Festival since the first one at the Dandenong Showgrounds. Paul is a Rotarian and runs the festival for the Dutch Community and to raise funds for worthy charities and community organisations supported by the Rotary Club of Casey..