Nelis' Dutch Village, Holland

3.9
#2 of 16 in Theme Parks in Michigan
Stop and smell the Gouda cheese at Nelis' Dutch Village, which brings to life the olden days of the Netherlands. Built according to typical Dutch architecture with a network of canals, the village provides insight into what life was like in an earlier time in the lowlands country. Try some clogs on for size (you can watch them being made at the wooden shoe factory) or take part in a traditional Dutch klompen dancing lesson. You'll have the opportunity to watch a demonstration on the making of Delft blue pottery, and learn about cheesemaking with the chance to sample some delicious Dutch cheeses. You can dress up in Dutch costumes in the Kolean museum and enjoy a ride on the windmill-themed Ferris wheel. Plan your Nelis' Dutch Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Holland using our Holland day trip app .
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  • We went to Dutch Village in August 2017. It is small in size and more for kids under 7. The shoe making presentation was not interesting. My daughter enjoyed the petting zoo that has lots of bunnies y...  more »
  • My young kids loved this place. They went on the rides lots of times, petted the animals and joined in a traditional Dutch dance. We all found the wooden shoe presentation to be interesting and the gi...  more »
  • I was pretty excited about this place and it was boring. The highlight was the petting zoo which I can do anywhere. I wanted to see more culture. We watched some kids perform a Dutch dance and the guy...  more »
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  • A great place for kids young and older. They have a petting barn, rides for young kids a huge merry go-round and plenty of neat small shops for souvenirs and local Dutch treats. The smaller shops around the park offer chances to learn about crafts and facts from the Netherlands.
  • This is a wonderful, fun, and educational place, where young and old can have a great time. The presentations are fun and educational. The staff is quite knowledgeable about the history of the village, the area, and the organ. We had lunch at the cafe and were pleased. Great value and fast service. We will definitely go back with friends and family.
  • Great place to bring your family for a visit. Lots of different attractions for kids of all ages. They seem to be adding improvements as well. If you are a local, I would suggest getting the season/year pass. If you go more than 2 times, its worth it. They also have food here as well.
  • A good place to take the family. Especially during tulip time. Beautiful flowers.
  • My family visited while on vacation, and I wasn't expecting too much. I was very pleasantly surprised, and we will definitely return. For our family of 5, it would have been $44, which might have changed my feelings if we didn't have a military discount. That does seem somewhat steep, but considering that you don't have to pay for any rides or the petting zoo area once you enter, it probably evens out. The village has many attractions to take in for adults and children. We enjoyed the dancing demonstration, animal area, Ferris wheel, swings, carousel, playground, pump trains, and some other play areas. We also visited the shops and were able to learn some interesting bits of information. Regarding the animal area, all the animals seemed to be well cared for and happy. I didn't notice any improper care as another visitor mentioned.

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