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Nelis' Dutch Village, Holland

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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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  • Dutch themed buildings, employees dressed in costume, scheduled fun things like how to make wooden shoes, how Dutch farmers would have lived, how cheese is made, how the delft ware is made. Food and.....  more
    Dutch themed buildings, employees dressed in costume, scheduled fun things like how to make wooden shoes, how Dutch farmers would have lived, how cheese is made, how the delft ware is made. Food and.....  more »
  • Run down dump. Maybe good along time ago but not much here now. Save your money. Really very little to see or do. If free I'd say stop in for an hour to shop or snack. Not sure target audience... 
    Run down dump. Maybe good along time ago but not much here now. Save your money. Really very little to see or do. If free I'd say stop in for an hour to shop or snack. Not sure target audience...  more »
  • Old dilapidated dumpy amusement park. Two rides run by one attendant who was an old crabby man . Don't waste your time or money to go here. Nothing to do. The petting zoo was three rabbits in a... 
    Old dilapidated dumpy amusement park. Two rides run by one attendant who was an old crabby man . Don't waste your time or money to go here. Nothing to do. The petting zoo was three rabbits in a...  more »
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  • It’s a must visit place accordingly to me if you are visiting Holland MI. Kids will love this place. My daughter simply loves this place. Pros: * Decent entry fees(They provided free pass for the next visit too as we entered the village 3 hours before the closing time) * Unlimited rides * kids friendly. You can say it’s a paradise for kids. * So many activities to do. * Dutch style buildings and staff with Dutch costumes give you pure Dutch feel.
  • Fun but definitely tourist-y destination in Holland exploring the area's Dutch roots and ancestry. Lots of fun activities, exhibits, dances, and animals for little ones to play with and enjoy. Knowledgeable and friendly staff who love showing off their exhibits. Very walkable and a great place to spend an afternoon.
  • This place is perfect for a fun, educational visit, and it's great for all ages! Price is reasonable, and you get to learn about wooden shoes, how to make cheese, watch a traditional dance, etc. There's a fun place area for the younger kids, a petting zoo, carousel, ferris wheel. Definitely recommend!
  • If you like unique theme parks and immersing yourself in cultural history, this is a place for you to visit! It's a light-hearted theme park in the heart of western Michigan, full of staff dressed in traditional Dutch apparel. It reminds me of Deer Forest, which once existed in Coloma, MI. All the shops, food experiences, rides, entertainment venue, and museum make a weekday family trip here worth while. Dogs are welcome, but keep in mind that people tend to walk closely together in some spaces and some people may have the urge to touch/pet your dog.
  • Great experience. Just opened for the season (April 24), and things will definitely run smoother through through season. The presentations are what really give the full adventure. Wood shoe making, cheese making, butter churning, school house, and of course Dutch dancing. Try every flavor of cheese and every flavor of fudge. Ice cream shop and a pub with good (slightly overpriced, as expected) food. Indoor and outdoor seating for both. There are also a few rides and a couple different playgrounds, the kids will definitely be entertained. Bathrooms (either porta-potty or indoors) leave a little to be desired, but aren't the worst ever.

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