News, events, general information, and links to partnering institutions and other resources for Dutch culture in West Michigan.

Celebration of Sinterklaas Eve
Friday, December 1, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
This traditional Dutch folk event celebrates Sinterklaas, the benevolent St. Nicholas. Listen to stories and make a Dutch lantern at the Holland Armory (16 West 9th St.) beginning at 6:00 p.m. Sinterklaas will start his procession at Kerstmarkt (Civic Center) at 7:00 p.m. and will arrive on his white horse soon after at the Armory to lead families on procession to Centennial Park, where he will lead the lighting of the Christmas tree. Afterward, join Sinterklaas at the Holland Museum (31 West 10th St.) for photo opportunities, holiday crafts in the galleries, and cocoa and cookies.Feel free to join the procession anywhere along the route and participate as you choose.

Christmas at the Cappon House
Multiple Dates, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Discover the magic of the holiday season at the Cappon House! While strolling through at your own pace, sing Christmas carols, decorate and enjoy holiday treats, listen to Christmas stories, and design your own holiday card or ornament. Victorian era games and Christmas traditions make this a great time for the whole family!
Dates available:
Saturday, December 9
Sunday, December 10
Saturday, December 16
Sunday, December 17
$8.00 per member; $10.00 per non-member; children 5 and under free. Advance registration is required via Eventbrite.com or by calling 616-796-3329.

"Wilderness to World Class" Film Premiere
Multiple Dates and Times
After 15 months of production, the Holland Film Group announces the premiere of its feature-length documentary exploring Holland's history and the themes that have shaped Holland into the dynamic community that it is today. Some 30 people, a cross section of the community, were interviewed to tell this story. The documentary will be a resource for students, businesses, tourists, government, and the community at large.

The premiere showings are free and open to the public. Showings will take place at the Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E. 8th St. in Holland. Showtimes are:
Tuesday, December 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m.
The Holland Film Group is comprised of journalists, historians, documentarians, educators, and business people. It is working in cooperation with the Holland Museum and the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area. 

To see a trailer and learn more about the project, visit the Holland Film Group's website.

Annual Dutch Fest-Landdag, Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Hudsonville Fair Grounds, 5235 Park Street, Hudsonville, Michigan.

Holland Museum event and tour schedules can be seen on their website at:  http://hollandmuseum.org/

Graafschap Heritage Center tours happen on the last Tuesday of the month from 7pm-9pm and last Sunday of the month from 11am-12 noon, and by appointment.  Contact Calvin Hoogstra at (616)-396-5008 or Bill Sytsma (616)-392-6287 for more information.

Watch the restored De Zwaan Windmill Video produced by Coppercraft Distillery

The Mission of the Dutch Heritage Coordinating Council is to provide a forum to further the preservation and promotion of Dutch heritage in the Greater Holland/Zeeland Area.

* Support thoughtful, authentic, creative programs, activities, communications, and displays relative to Dutch Heritage in ways that enhance the cultural, social, educational and spiritual life of the community.

Deck the Halls at the Holland Museum

Thursday, November 30 - Friday, December 1, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join museum staff and volunteers as they decorate for the holidays! Help trim the tree and hang wreaths to the tune of holiday music, learn to make paper snowflakes, and design your own ornament to hang in the museum lobby. Supplies will be provided by the museum for this free event. All are welcome! Paid admission to museum galleries and exhibits.