Are you hungry for a light meal or a snack? Our menu choices include Dutch food specialties such as Metworst, Erwtensoup, Saucijzenbroodjes and the delicious dessert pastry - Banket. American specialties include hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, salads and more. Vegetarian selections are available.
Come dine inside our cozy cafe or enjoy the sun on our cafe's waterside deck. We recently remodeled the Hungry Dutchman Cafe to give you a better experience. We added a coffee bar for your favorite coffee drinks.
The Hungry Dutchman Cafe closes about two hours before the park closes.
Our beamed ceiling is covered with many famous "words of wisdom" from the Dutch, such as "Spreken is zilver, zwijgen is goud" which translates to "Speech is silver, silence is gold." We'll leave it up to you to find the English equivalent in a nice way.
Metworst - A Dutch-recipe pork sausage, served with hot potato salad and sweet and sour red cabbage.
Saucijzebroodjes - Pig in a blanket (pork sausage baked in pastry dough), served with the traditional pea soup and Dutch apple pie.
Erwtensoep - Our famous Dutch split pea soup, served with a currant roll and Dutch apple pie.
Kroketten - A deep fried beef croquette, served with whole wheat bread and Dutch mustard.
Frikandel - The Dutch take on the good ole hot dog. Fried and covered in fresh chopped onions, mayonnaise and a ketchup-curry sauce. Served with fries and a cucumber salad.
Banket - For dessert, our homemade traditional Dutch almond pastry.
At the thirsty you can sample some of the region's best beers, wines, and ciders. We now feature many local beers and ciders on tap or in bottles. Our sampler Klompen (wooden shoe) will give you four samples of your choice. Or try some of our Dutch Village wine, bottled locally from the finest grapes of southern Michigan. The Thirsty Dutchman Pub is only open whenever the park is open.
The Thirsty Dutchman is also available for your intimate, private rental. The space offers indoor or outdoor seating for your family or company event. We can provide food or you can bring in your personal caterer. Beer and wine service is included. Find out more on our Group Information page.
Yes, we are handicapped accessible. There are no stairs throughout the attraction and bathrooms are easily accessible. The park has many benches and tables to rest during your stay.
Parking is free and located adjacent to the park and entrance.
Yes, there are strollers and adult chairs available to rent for a small fee at the park entrance. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are non-motorized.