Cooking Highlander Keltfest vlees vegetarisch

Cooking Highlander

The Cooking Highlander serves its Burgundian dishes. From meat to vegetarian. A number of new dishes will be introduced this year on the famous barbecue. Also, the delicious Hamburgers, chicken wings and of course our Garlic bread will not be missing. See you at Keltfest!

bakblik plant-based keltfest 2019


Bakblik – real good plant-based food

With our Mercedes-food trucks, we bring good, honest food. Our food is allergy-friendly and completely plant-based. We are working on a sustainable future.

Everts partycatering Keltfest fruit

Everts Partycatering

Fruit, fruit and more fruit. Pressed or cut directly in front of you! The fruit team processes this throughout the day into a delicious smoothie, fruit salad and fresh juice. Vegan, healthy and fresh daily.

Sunny weather or not, fruit is always a refreshing snack. Our concept has remained unchanged for 10 years and we enjoy making these delicious products.

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At Keltfest,  we create an unforgettable experience for everyone, including children!
This year for the first time, you can participate in the Children Highland Games. You can show others how strong and agile you are! We can’t wait to see how far you can throw a pole! Or are you the best in tug of war? Drop by and show us your skills.

Are the Highland games not for you? Then you can play games like Jenga and make some great jigsaw puzzles.
Are you tired of playing outside and do you just want to draw or craft something? Then you can drop by our crafting tent where we have an arrangement of fun crafting projects and drawings.

We also provide face painting for the children, a great way to finish your outfit. Become a fearless Viking, a gorgeous elf or a strong dragon!

We also have a special place for the little ones, a lot of parents already know we are there and come back every time. We have a special box for the children from 0-2 years old to play in. You can also change your baby here and it’s possible to warm up their bottles. You can take your time to feed the baby on our special straw couch and have a little chat with the other parents or our volunteers.

There is a long tradition of the KiddyBattle, where children take on the army of grown-ups. We can not defeat them alone so we need your help! Prepare yourselves by participating in games and the Highland Games.

The KidsHill is not a day-care for children, children must be looked after at all times by their parent(s)/guardian(s). In case we find an unaccompanied child, we will bring it to the info stand.


10:00 – 11:00 Tug of war
11:00 – 12:00 Tower
12:00 – 13:00 Caber toss
12:30 – 13:00 Groot duimpje show
13:00 – 14:00 Steps
14:00 – 15:00 Tug of war
15:30 – 16:00 Groot duimpje show
15:00 – 16:00 Tower
16:00 – 17:00 Cabertoss
17:00 – 17:30 Kiddybattle
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HVN – Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland

Want to learn how to swing a sword like the fencing masters of old? Come to HVN

Have you always wanted to learn how to swing a sword like the fencing masters of old, push your
physique to the limit or do you simply have a soft spot for history? You are not the only one.
HEMA is a relatively young but fast-growing sport dedicated to the European martial arts. This
collective term stands for Historical European Martial Arts, and concerns itself with learning how to
free fight in accordance with manuscripts and historical sources written from the 14 th century onwards.
HEMA comprises a large variation of weapon disciplines that can be trained with along numerous
sources written in German, Italian, British, Dutch and many other traditions. Think of the longsword,
the rapier, the sabre but also the messer and the dagger. In short, something to suit all tastes.
Are you interested in practicing HEMA, then come by and have a look or join training!

About HVN

HVN – Historisch Vrijvechten Nederland is a Dutch school of fencing dedicated to practicing the
Historical European Martial Arts, situated in Oegstgeest, near Leiden. The school is led by Matthys
Kool, a renowned international instructor and senior tournament-fighter. At HVN, emphasis lies on
training with the European longsword and military sabre, but wrestling and dagger-fighting also
feature in regular training sessions. Other disciplines such as singlestick, sword & buckler and even
dussack are also incorporated in free sparring. We will teach you how to properly engage in battle and
you will be able to develop into a tournament-fighter.

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Keltfest Games

The Keltfest Games – show you’re a true Highlander

Do you get all fired up when you see the pro’s of the Highland Games federation Netherlands tossing cabers and hammers around? Do you wanna have a go at it yourself? Then show us what you got!
Bring your friends and enter as a team for one of our 

Swerdberas Aldsahse is een vroegmiddeleeuwse Saksische sibbe uit 775 na Chr. Na de Grote Volksverhuizing zijn ze op het vaste land achtergebleven. In hun kampement kun je zien hoe er in een Saksisch dorp wordt geleefd, gelachen, gekookt en gevochten. Castlefest 2019

Swerdberas Aldsahse

Meet Swerdberas Aldsahse in their Old Saxons village

The Swerdberas Aldsahse portray the Old Saxons (± 775 A.D.) that remained behind on the mainland, after a part of the Saxons left for England during the Big Migration. The group contains of trained fighters with a variety of weapons and several craftsmen, working with leather, wood, iron (smithy), needle and thread. Sometimes we make music with our drums – around the fireplace or during a Blot (ritual) to honor the gods.

slinger chips

Kultura Catering


The cozy coffee stand! Grind your own beans and enjoy a delicious bowl of black gold. In addition,
you can also come to us for fresh tea, home-made iced tea and iced coffee. So come and visit us!


Delicious traditionally prepared, freshly baked ‘slingerchips’. This crispy delicacy is made from fresh
potatoes and baked on the spot. In 2 delicious flavors (salt and spice mix) and with a wide selection
of the tastiest sauces. The Slingerchips are also vegan!

Dutch Draught

We are proud Dutch beer lovers. From Beercider to Triple and IPA to wheat beer. Everything is from
Dutch micro breweries. Cheers!

Mead and More & Delftse Mederij

Also this year we’re present
With a tastery at our tent
So that you will succeed
In buying the finest mead.
We are, I am sincere
At the same spot as last year.
That’s from the entrance to the right
Just follow that road, we’ll be soon in sight
Look for the sign of the liquor store
The famous shop… Mead and More

medieval catering

Medieval Catering

The Frying Dutchman

All aboard our savage sailor stand, The Frying Dutchman. Our crew will provide you with the most delicious burgers ashore, a tasty portion of crispy wedges and lots more. So come and voyage to the greatest ship in the port!

Melck, Meel & Eyeren

This cozy wooden stand, full of the most delicious pancakes, will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Our bakers make the best organic pancakes in the flavors: Naturel, Cheese, Bacon or Cheese and Bacon. If you like, there will be powdered sugar and syrup to complete the party!

Ice Cream

Due to great success, we once again bring our Mead ice-cream in various flavors. If you’ve never tried it, make sure to drop by to taste this delicious delicacy. Of course, we will also bring our hand-made ice-cream in new, surprising flavors.
NEW! This year you will find milkshake in the same flavors as the ice cream in our stand.
Mead milkshake, Green apple milkshake, let us surprise you!


pizza rolls

At the beautiful Grill-Zilla wood-fired oven you can find the most delicious pizza rolls with different toppings, suitable for meat lovers, fish fanatics and vegetarians. You can also come here for deliciously sweet cinnamon rolls.

Langos & Falafel

Grill-Zilla will also be at Keltfest with a fantastic Lángos & Falafel booth. Lángos is a tasty Hungarian, savory snack and falafel an Arabic dish with fried balls of mashed chickpeas. Both dishes are suitable for vegetarians and the falafel even for vegans.

Goedvolk Keltfest Vijfhuizen levende geschiedenis re-enactment


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Bij Goedvolk in het kampement is er altijd wat te zien en te leren

Goedvolk is een genootschap van diverse handwerkers. Wij leveren handgemaakte producten, die veelal gebaseerd zijn op historische en/of shamanistische voorwerpen. 
In ons historisch geïnspireerde kampement vind je bewerkers van leer, been, gewei, textiel en metaal. Daarnaast is er een historische keuken waar op houtvuur gekookt wordt. Naast gezelligheid is er dus altijd wel wat te zien en te leren.

Goedvolk bestaat uit:

Atelier Solawende/Solawende Tattoo: Illustraties, pentekeningen op dierenschedels, kaarten en posters. Maar zij biedt ook de mogelijkheid voor unieke handgeprikte tatoeages op afspraak.
De Coockerije: Historische keuken waar de lekkerste gerechten voor het kampement worden bereid op houtvuur.
The Creative Dino: Handgeweven banden van wol, grotendeels op authentieke wijze geverfd met natuurlijke kleurstoffen.
Erlund: Sieraden en accessoires van koper, brons, leer, been en andere natuurlijke materialen. Zowel replica’s als eigen interpretaties.
Runeraaf: Handgemaakte runensets en shamanistische attributen.
Tyr’s Hand: Sieraden en gebruiksvoorwerpen van gewei, been, leer en hout.
Witsinger Wurk: Leren buidels en kleding gebaseerd op vondsten uit de Vikingtijd.

Goedvolk is te vinden bij de Levende Geschiedenis

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Balfolk Workshops

Balfolk Workshop

Of course there will be Balfolk on Keltfest.
While, in the old days, the upper class was dancing boring walses, the plebeians were having a party much more fun! They danced their own kind of dances which nowadays are known as balfolk. For centuries balfolk brings people together to enjoy dance and live music.
We will explain the basics of different dances step by step in this introduction workshop. Everybody can join, with or without dancing experience, young or old, farmer or princes, troll or fairy.
We can enjoy the dances we’ve learned straight away while listening to live music.

Tussen de workshops zorgt Folkie DJ Bram voor een divers aanbod aan muziek, zowel traditioneel als modern. Beginner of gevorderd, iedereen kan komen dansen. Met een lach en een knipoog worden de nummers aan elkaar geregen en weet je wat voor dansje je op het volgende nummer kan doen, of juist niet.

Folkie DJ Bram

Dance on with Folkie DJ Bram

Come to the dance floor for a selection of balfolk tracks, brought to you by Folkie DJ Bram. In between the workshops, he will provide the best songs to keep on dancing.
What started out as a funny distraction between bands has now matured to a full-on balfolk DJ set that will move your feet. Bram has ample experience in playing, listening and dancing to this genre. Thanks to this, he will present you with the finest tunes balfolk has to offer, both traditional and modern. Just starting or well experienced: everybody can join. Every track will be introduced with a smile and a wink to make sure there is time to prepare for the next dance.

Ambachts Ghylde

the Ambachts Ghylde shows and teaches you medieval crafts

Always wanted to know how to cook medieval dishes on an open fire? Or how to use a spindle to make yarn out of raw fleece from sheep? Or do you want to braid a mouse from straw or play old medieval games? Well, this weekend it’s all possible: for the sixth year in a row the Ambachts Ghylde has its own little settlement here at Keltfest!

You can always find something to do in our camp. Whether you want to be creative yourself or you just want to look how a craftsman makes his/her own creations. Besides that, you can also visit us to try, or buy our handmade items. Like tasting sweet honey from our own bees, or buying shiny jewellery or sun hats made from straw. Or have a look at our beautiful leather bags and purses and our freaky hats and scarfs made from wool. All handmade by our craftsmen.