Family Event ‘Magic in the real World’ 2021

Sunday afternoon, 7 March 2021

This event is fully booked and we have opened a waiting list. Please register through the below registration button if you want to join us.

Last year we unfortunately had to cancel this event due to extreme heat. That is why are extra excited to re-invite you for this special family event on Sunday 7 March 2021 in North Sydney.

Marieke van Zutphen, author of the just launched Dutch-Australian children’s book Jack & Lev, will take us on a short walk into the magical world of Sydney. She will also give us exciting insights into the secrets of writing. 

The walk will start and finish at Luna park, after a short sensational story about the origin of this theme park, Marieke will introduce us to the secrets of a worldwide treasure hunt. The walk will continue to Wendy’s Secret Garden where the author will read from her thrilling adventure book and we will enjoy a Dutch treat from Koek & Cake. After the presentation there will be an opportunity to get your hands on a signed copy and the kids will get some cool Jack & Lev cards to take home.

Don’t hesitate and register now for this family event! This walk & talk is aimed for a younger audience (6-12) and their parents, but everyone is welcome. This presentation will be held in English; however, since this event is about a Dutch Book for kids, Marieke would prefer to give the presentation in Dutch, but only if all participants agree. 


Sunday 7 March 2021
3pm – Welcome
5pm – Back @ Luna Park

Members: Free
Non-Members: $ 10 upon arrival (kids are free)
Become a Dutchlink Member for life for only $30

Luna Park Sydney
1 Olympic Dr
Milsons Point


Marieke van Zutphen has been writing for children and young people for 20 years. Her love for writing began as editor-in-chief for the children magazine’s Okki, Jippo en Sesamstraat Magazine. With Studio TokTok, concept & creation for kids, she has created successful concepts for publishers and organizations such as Dutch Railways, ANWB and Brand Loyalty.

Jack & Lev – De terugkeer van de Schaduwheer; written by Marieke and co-author Patricia de Leuw, is the first part of a magical series for children from 8 to 12 years old. The book is available in the Netherlands and Australia. 

Marieke is a passionate musician as well. As a saxophonist she toured with bands through Europe and played at major festivals such as the Zwarte Cross. In Sydney she plays in “Hollandse Nieuwe“: a brand new band that plays hits from Dutch soil.



Important information

– Dutchlink will not accept any liabilities for accidents of injuries during the event.
– If you have registered but feel unwell, or in contact with COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or cannot join anymore please let us know as soon as possible.