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Holland
Travel Guide

Holland featuring a coastal town and general coastal views

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

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI
3 out of 5
12260 James St, Holland, MI
The price is £86 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Dutch Village and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Hope College. Coppercraft Distillery and Sundae ...
3.8/5Good! (977 reviews)
"Easy drive from downtown Holland, MI. I would say, though, to please have a separate desk to serve a travel group (busload). Several of us individual travelers waited quite a bit to check in, not because of the group checking in, but because their members also came back (cutting in) to ask questions, ..."

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Holland, MI
Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown
3 out of 5
121 East 8th Street, Holland, MI
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £148 per night from 6 Jun to 6 Jun
Situated in Holland, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Holland Area Arts Council and Hope College. Knickerbocker Theatre and New Holland Brewing are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (357 reviews)
"We got there on the first day of Tulip Festival. No parking anywhere. I called the front desk to ask if they have paid parking. The lady said it's probably full too. She then told me that she's about to get off work and I can have her parking spot. She even made sure the car behind her understood ..."

Reviewed on 10 May 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
2.5 out of 5
3140 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI
The price is £106 per night from 23 May to 23 May
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (310 reviews)
"Was a nice room. Staff was very helpful"

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Romantic TOP Floor, Downtown Nesting w King BED & Water View OF MT. Baldhead
Romantic TOP Floor, Downtown Nesting w King BED & Water View OF MT. Baldhead
547 Water St, Saugatuck, MI
The price is £268 per night from 13 Jun to 13 Jun
Located in Saugatuck, this beachfront condo is in the city centre, just steps away from Kalamazoo Lake and Wicks Park. Butler Street and Amazwi Contemporary ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Great location, all the comforts of home, pet friendly, nicely decorated. Would stay again.
"Great location, all the comforts of home, pet friendly, nicely decorated. Would stay again."

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

Romantic TOP Floor, Downtown Nesting w King BED & Water View OF MT. Baldhead
Perfectly Located Bright Water Street Condo
Perfectly Located Bright Water Street Condo
547 Water Street Unit 4, Saugatuck, MI
The price is £184 per night from 15 Jun to 15 Jun
Located in the heart of Saugatuck, this condo is steps away from Saugatuck Center For the Arts, Amazwi Contemporary Art and Butler Street. Kalamazoo Lake and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (103 reviews)
Fantastic!!
"Super clean, awesome location, and dog friendly! We will be back!!"

Reviewed on 12 May 2021

Perfectly Located Bright Water Street Condo
Goshorn Lake Cottage #3
Goshorn Lake Cottage #3
3581 65th street, Saugatuck, MI
Situated in Saugatuck, this villa is within a 15-minute walk of Clearbrook Golf Club and Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Roan and Black Contemporary Gallery and ...
Goshorn Lake Cottage #3
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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