Holland Tourist Attractions
The little town of Holland southwest of Grand Rapids, is a microcosm of the country of the same name, complete with tulip festival.Settled in 1847 by Dutch immigrants, the town retains an essence of Dutch culture.
Windmill Island is a 36 acre heritage park filled with manicured flower gardens and Dutch architecture. In May we offer over 175,000 tulips, then in June the extensive gardens change to annual flowers. The highlight of our site is our authentic Dutch windmill, DeZwaan, dating to the 1760's and brought from the Netherlands in 1964. This 125 foot windmill is a symbol of the Dutch heritage of this area and is the only original Dutch windmill exported to America. It is still a working windmill producing stone ground flour for sale.
Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited
The Outdoor Discovery Center has 6 distinct ecosystems cover this 120 acre nature preserve providing opportunities to discover nature. Highlights include: live deer and elk, 11 birds of prey, fully accessible sensory trail, Ottawa summer village, 10 Kw wind turbine, and over 4 miles of trails. More than 70,000 people annually visit to walk the trails and view the wildlife.
Nelis' Dutch Village
Dutch Village brings the Netherlands, from 100 years ago, to life with picturesque walks, canals, flowering gardens and authentic Dutch architecture. Visitors can ride a Dutch chair swing and carousel, visit the Fresian farmhouse and barn with live animals and tour the Wooden Shoe Factory.
Cappon House Museum
This Victorian Italianate style home of Isaac Cappon, Holland's first mayor, features hand-crafted woodwork, bronze hardware, original family furnishings produced by Michigan manufacturers and a family photo gallery.
Holland Museum is housed in the former Post Office, a restored 1914 Classical Revival building, featuring local history and Dutch decorative art exhibits. Delft pottery, pewter, furniture, and paintings are also on display.
Veldheer Tulip Gardens
Veldheer's was founded in 1955 by Vernin Veldheer as a hobby with 100 red tulips & 300 white tulips. By 1997 there had been over 4 million tulips, 500,00 Daffodils, 10,000 Hyacinths & 20,000 other spring flowers planted.