Windmill Island Gardens, Holland
Categories: Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Be transported to a little Dutch town at Windmill Island Gardens and experience the local culture here. The main attraction is a retired windmill originating in the Netherlands which is now the only working Dutch windmill in the United States. The island is also open for tourists throughout the year. Walk through it, admire the replicas of historical Dutch buildings, take in youngsters performing the traditional “klompen dance," and soak in the natural beauty of the gardens. Plan to visit Windmill Island Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Holland attractions using our Holland travel itinerary maker.
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We had such a nice time walking around the gardens and buildings. Looks like countryside of the Netherlands. The bridges and windmill and I am sure in the summer it has a lot of fun things to do for f... read more »
I was visiting western Michigan and read about Holland and in particular Windmill Island. I was intrigued and decided to stop and was glad I did. The employees were very friendly and informative. One ... read more »
We were in the area so we decided to stop at the Gardens. Worth the stop. The pipe organ was amazing visually and sounds great also. The Windmill is by far the main attraction here and is hard to miss... read more »
A little expensive, but a very nice gardens and heritage education area. Possible location for weddings with many fantastic picture backdrops based on the time of year. If you're around, you should really stop-by for a few hours. Bring a picnic and make your experience that much better.
I really enjoyed my time spent on the island. I enjoy history so being able to tour a 200+ year old windmill that originally came from The Netherlands was very exciting for me. Beautiful flowers and a welcoming atmosphere made the day that much nicer. Will have to visit again during the Tulip Festival in May.
Very unique place. Buy the combo pass and visit Nelis' Dutch Village as well. Definitely a good day. We are from Orlando and visit theme parks frequently. The combination of these two places is unique enough that my wife, our 4 kids (ages 5 to 16) and myself all had a great time. The windmill tour is well worth it.
This is a good place for families. The tour of the windmill was worth it especially if you had kids because you got to learn about the milling process and equipment as well as the windmill itself. There were a few horses also and a trail to walk on also with a bridge. There was a park too. Overall a really good place for children.
We met the loveliest lady right from Amsterdam on our visit. The gardens are amazing and the Windmill is completely authentic. Loved to get in touch with my Dutch heritage.
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