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HollandUnited States of America

This city is named after a region on another continent, but you’ll find similarities. See why these two areas are so closely tied.

Holland, Michigan is located near Lake Michigan almost directly between Chicago and Detroit, but despite the American dominance you’ll find a large contingent of citizens with Dutch heritage who make their ancestry clearly obvious.

Every spring, the European country is renowned for its annual tulip festival, and the American namesake provides its own popular celebration in May. Visit the U.S. city that has millions of tulips visible practically everywhere you look during the flowering season.

Tulips are only one similarity to the city’s Dutch roots. Observe downtown buildings that have a noticeable Dutch architectural influence and menus often have dishes that would make any European counterpart feel at home. Choose from a variety of restaurants in Holland that feature international cuisine to suit almost every taste.

Windmills are iconic to the Netherlands, and naturally you’ll find one in Holland, Michigan. It’s surrounded by tulips in Windmill Island Gardens on Lincoln Avenue. Go inside DeZwaan Windmill, which is the only authentic working one in the United States and look over 36 acres (15 hectares) of gardens, dikes and canals while reminding yourself which country you’re in.

Fulfill any desire for tulips by also visiting Veldheer Tulip Gardens on Quincy Street.

Visit a full-scale Netherland’s theme village at Nelis’ Dutch Village on James Street with its costumed guides, national dancing events and Amsterdam street organ music. A large wooden shoe slide is a magnet for kids, as is riding on tracked vehicles and feeding farm animals.

Get your swimsuit and towel and walk under a sand dune through a tunnel that comes out on a beach by Lake Michigan. As well as wonderful watery views, Tunnel Park has a children’s playground, picnic areas, a dune climb and stairway.

Nearby on lakes Macatawa and Michigan is Holland State Park with its impressive boardwalk and Big Red Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in the state.

Visit Holland where “going Dutch” takes on an entirely new meaning. Regardless of the time of year, Holland and vicinity has a way of making everyone feel a little Dutch.

Where to stay in Holland

Holland Historic District, Holland, Michigan, United States of America

Holland Historic District

Though Holland Historic District may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like New Holland Brewing and Knickerbocker Theatre.

Holland Historic District
Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk which includes forest scenes and a garden

Ottawa Beach

While visiting Ottawa Beach, you might make a stop by sights like Holland State Park and Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk.

Ottawa Beach

Top hotels in Holland

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Baymont by Wyndham Holland
Baymont by Wyndham Holland
2 out of 5
680 E. 24th Street, Holland, MI
The price is £59 per night

Situated in Holland, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Van Raalte Farm and within 3 miles (5 km) of DePree Art Center and Gallery and Coppercraft Distillery. ...

3.4/5 (667 reviews)

"They were very helpful and clean. Its really quiet and close top stores."…"

Reviewed on 16 May 2020

Baymont by Wyndham Holland
CityFlatsHotel - Holland
CityFlatsHotel - Holland
3.5 out of 5
61 East 7th street, Holland, MI
The price is £115 per night

Located in the heart of Holland, this boutique hotel is steps away from New Holland Brewing and Knickerbocker Theatre. Hope College and Holland Area Arts Council ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (536 reviews)

"The hotel is clean and room layout was unique. Good view and very close to the main street shops and resurants."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

CityFlatsHotel - Holland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
2.5 out of 5
3140 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI
The price is £96 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Dutch Village, Veldheer Tulip Gardens and Sundae Sundae Golf Golf. Coppercraft Distillery is ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)

"A very nice place to stay. Clean, roomy, convenient location with everything we would need in our room. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland

Popular places to visit in Holland

Oval Beach
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Oval Beach

If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, Oval Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Saugatuck. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the area's sunsets.

Holland State Park
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Holland State Park

Two beaches on separate lakes is a nice feature of this park. Choose the beach that might have waves, or the other which is more serene: it depends on the wind.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park
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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Explore the great outdoors at Saugatuck Dunes State Park, a lovely green space in Saugatuck. Wander the beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Dutch Village
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Dutch Village

You don’t have to be Dutch to go here, but when you leave this village you might feel a connection. There’s something for the whole family to choose from.

Tunnel Park
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Tunnel Park

A beach is not always just a beach, particularly when its entrance is unusual. Approach this beach with its dramatic portal.

Kirk Park
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Kirk Park

Explore the great outdoors at Kirk Park, a lovely green space in West Olive. Wander through the lakeside and beautiful beaches in this family-friendly area.

Top things to do in Holland

Raise A Glass Wine Tours - Private Dinner Tour
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Raise A Glass Wine Tours - Private Dinner Tour

£120
Per adult
Raise A Glass Wine Tours - Private Brunch Tour
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Raise A Glass Wine Tours - Private Brunch Tour

£120
Per adult

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