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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

Top hotels in Holland

CityFlatsHotel - Holland
CityFlatsHotel - Holland
3.5 out of 5
61 East 7th street, Holland, MI
The price is Rs10,048 per night from 19 Dec to 20 Dec

Located in the heart of Holland, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Holland Brewing and Hope College. Knickerbocker Theatre and Holland Area ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (619 reviews)

"I loved the modern look. The shower was huge and the shower head was nice and tall (im 6'4). The only negative was no refrigerator or microwave. Also controlling the thermostat was wonky. Great staff."…"

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

CityFlatsHotel - Holland
Residence Inn by Marriott Holland
Residence Inn by Marriott Holland
3 out of 5
631 Southpointe Ridge, Holland, MI
The price is Rs7,637 per night from 28 Nov to 29 Nov

Situated in Holland, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Van Raalte Farm, Lakeshore Health Partners and Outdoor Discovery Center of Wildlife Unlimited. Hope ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (258 reviews)

"Clean and spacious room. Well located. Free parking. Efficient and friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Holland
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 Rs10,011 per night from 26 Nov to 27 Nov

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! (323 reviews)

"Simply clean ,nice and comfortible location in Holland."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Holland Downtown
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Holland

Staybridge Suites Holland
Staybridge Suites Holland
3 out of 5
12170 JAMES STREET, Holland, MI
The price is Rs7,500 per night from 25 Nov to 26 Nov

Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Dutch Village and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Hope College. Coppercraft Distillery and Sundae Sundae ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (60 reviews)

"Everything was great! No complaints Each member at the front desk was friendly and helpful! Pool and hot tub area was clean , room was clean"…"

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

Staybridge Suites Holland
Old Pike Cottages
Old Pike Cottages
3.5 out of 5
645 Lake St, Saugatuck, MI
The price is Rs17,054 per night from 24 Nov to 25 Nov

Situated in Saugatuck, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kalamazoo Lake and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Oval Beach. Saugatuck Center For the Arts and Amazwi Contemporary ...

Old Pike Cottages
Lake Trail Treehouse
Lake Trail Treehouse
3.5 out of 5
3247 Lake Trail Drive, Saugatuck, MI

Situated in a rural location, this spa cottage is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Silver Lake and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Oval Beach. Roan and Black Contemporary Gallery and ...

Lake Trail Treehouse
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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