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“Tulip time”

Windmill Island Gardens
Ranked #8 of 41 things to do in Holland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Windmill Island Gardens is home to de Zwaan windmill, the last mill allowed to be transported from the Netherlands. de Zwaan still functions by grinding locally-grown grain into flour that is sold to visitors and local businesses. A highlight of visiting is a tour of this historic working windmill. Visitors can enjoy music from our antique Dutch street organ given to the City of Holland by the City of Amsterdam after World War II. Children can also ride on our antique carousel from the Netherlands. There are several other replica Dutch buildings and shops. The Island is home to beautiful gardens which feature tulips in the spring followed by beautiful annuals and perennials throughout the summer. Please note that the Island will re-open for the 2019 season on Saturday, April 13. Last tickets sold at 5 pm.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 March 2018

If you like the idea of experiencing a taste of Europe a visit to Windmill Island Gardens is about as close as you can get. The original, from Holland, windmill is quiet a thing to see. Transported and rebuilt on the island with the canals and tulip gardens all around I'd something to see. The recreation of a Dutch street with its buildings and architecture are an added attraction. Note that it can be very busy in early May when the tulips are in full bloom but still a trip worth taking.

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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting quaint Dutch village. Educational. Saw wheat being commercially ground in an actual windmill.
One disappoint, not being told that Holland Michigan residents, and tax payers get in free. Friends from Holland Michigan disappointed that fact was not posted or conveyed.

Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

Windmill Island has something for all ages. Its a beautiful walk, fun for the kids and relaxing for the elderly. The tour through the Windmill is interesting and educational. Its a must see when visiting Holland in the spring.

Thank genieofthelight
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This is an interesting place with the authentic Dutch windmill that still works. An authentically dressed person gives tours and explains everything. The tulips are gorgeous around May - fantastic family attraction!

Thank Lynn O
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

My intent was just to view the Windmill and Marsh areas, so I did not go into the park itself or tour the Windmill. I was here a young lad for a school trip. I took some nice pictures and went into town to have lunch with a friend.

Thank hanahwy
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