Holland Michigan – A Beautiful Community With Something For Everyone

Holland Michigan – A Beautiful Community With Something For Everyone

Holland Michigan – A Beautiful Community With Something For Everyone

Michigan Holland | Building Company is a picturesque community with something to offer every season. From exploring breweries to admiring the tulips, there is plenty to do here.

The kids will enjoy Nelis’ Dutch Village, which features a tulip theme park and even wooden shoe races. It also has a variety of rides and a petting zoo.

Winter

Holland is home to an amazing mix of independent shops. Stroll the tree-lined sidewalks on foot or two wheels (bicycle rentals available). Enjoy street performers at summer’s end or visit during winter to experience Holland’s unique snowmelt system, which guarantees snow and ice-free streets and sidewalks all through the season.

Holland’s Dutch heritage is alive and well in the city’s food, festivals, and architecture. Take a tour of the DeZwaan Windmill at Windmill Island Gardens, visit the Veldheer Tulip Farm and Nelis’ Dutch Village, or learn about Holland’s history at the Holland Museum. The Cappon House and Settlers House are period museums that tell the story of Holland’s first mayor and earliest working-class families.

Spring

The Holland area is known for its annual Tulip Time celebration in May, but this lovely city has much to offer all year. Take a tour of the DeZwaan windmill at Windmill Island Gardens, visit the Veldheer Tulip Farm and Nelis’ Dutch Village or see beautiful tulips in bloom at the Windmill Park.

Holland is a lakeshore town with stunning views of Lake Michigan. This huge freshwater lake is perfect for sailing, Jet Skiing and fishing. The surrounding forests, marshlands, and dunes are a nature lovers paradise with opportunities for walking and biking.

The Holland Community Aquatic Center features a 50-meter competition pool, a warm-water lap pool, a kids’ splash zone and zero entry pool, a big water slide, and a lazy river. There is even a 7-acre natural playground and the facility offers swimming lessons, camps, and special events. This family-friendly attraction is a great place to cool off on a hot summer day.

Summer

Holland’s sandy beaches and natural beauty attract adventurous travelers and relaxing retirees. The town is also a college town with Hope College and Grand Valley State University tucked between well-manicured parks, quaint streets, and downtown shops.

Stroll through art galleries or museums, visit the Cappon House and Settlers House, or explore the tulips at a local farm. A fun diversion is a stop at the Holland Museum for insight into how Holland fits into Michigan and the United States, plus an interesting collection of period furnishings and historic exhibits.

Kids will love a stop at Tip Toes, a children’s shop that sells outfits, accessories, and toys for little ones ages newborn to age 10. For grown-ups, there are Holland t-shirts, hats, and home items. This shop is a must-visit for all family members.

Fall

In the fall, Holland offers front-row seats to nature’s transitional beauty. Lace up the hiking boots and take in fall colors at area parks like Tunnel Park, Holland State Park, or Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Climb MOUNT PISGAH, a dune boardwalk, and stairway that leads to eye-popping views of Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan, and Big Red Lighthouse.

Embark on a self-guided historic walking tour through Holland’s charming historic neighborhoods. Learn about 19th-century Dutch settlers at the Holland Museum or tour period homes at Cappon House and Settlers House Museums.

Don’t miss a visit to Windmill Island Gardens where a centuries-old working windmill, De Zwaan, towers over a 36-acre island. This popular attraction also hosts a May Tulip Time Festival that celebrates the town’s Dutch roots with parades, wooden shoe dancing, and millions of tulips. Throughout the year, Holland and its surrounding area offer family-owned U-pick farms and orchards. Shops, galleries, and cafes line quaint 8th Street downtown.

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