Stadscentrum Grand Opening to be held May 6

Join us for the grand opening of Stadscentrum, the newly-constructed home to Orange City’s Dutch street organ and wooden shoe-making equipment. Stadscentrum will also be home to the original, commissioned painting for the 75th annual Tulip Festival.

The Orange City Development Corporation is pleased to announce the grand opening of Stadscentrum, and invites the public to an open house on Wednesday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and 2nd Street, is the newly constructed home to Orange City’s Dutch street organ and wooden shoe-making equipment. Two kiosks in Stadscentrum also depict the history of Tulip Festival through photos, narrative and artifacts.


The official ribbon cutting will take place to begin the evening open house on May 6, after which the doors to Stadscentrum will be opened for the first time for viewing.


As an additional highlight to the evening, the Tulip Festival Steering Committee will auction off signed print number 1/75 by artist John E. Vander Stelt at 6:30 p.m. The art piece, entitled “A Faithful Walk,” was commissioned for the 75th annual Tulip Festival. The framed print is available for viewing prior to the auction at the Dove Christian Book Store.


“We’re excited to open Stadscentrum to the public,” says Les Douma, chairman of the Stadscentrum Committee. “It’s a wonderful addition to downtown Orange City and another unique tourism aspect to our community.”


Following the grand opening, Stadscentrum will be open during Tulip Festival and throughout the year for special events and tours for both the Orange City community and visitors.


Questions about the grand opening can be directed to the Orange City Chamber of Commerce office at 712-707-4510.


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