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Windmill Island Gardens, Holland

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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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  • visited this garden after the tulip fest and had a nice history about how windmills were used in ancient days. there were horses in the garden too.. nothing more to see.. the tulips were all gone by t...  more »
  • Fun place to visit. Educational as well. I live in Holland and still like going to Windmill Island. Grandkids like the little village that's there.  more »
  • Reconstruction of a Dutch village with his mill, its bridge, houses shops and the channel. A swamp nearby protected: calm and serenity for a nice afternoon even in winter Reconstruction of a Dutch village with its mill, its bridge, the shops, the channel. A protected marsh near: calm and serenity for a nice afternoon even in winter
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  • Had a family wedding here recently and was very impressed with the atmosphere. The gardens are truly beautiful and the windmills are unbelievably huge. I really enjoyed reading about the history of the land and windmills in the pictures hung in the building that had the restrooms for our reception. The crew staffing our reception did an admirable job, however the kegs of beer were tapped with hand pumps, so the poor solo bartender had a hell of a time getting the beer pouring as we came in after the ceremony. If weddings are regular here, the venue should consider at least investing in a draught cooler and CO2 to help things run more smoothly.
  • This is a great place to learn about Dutch history and how a windmill works. Thea was very passionate explaining everything about the windmill and it's history. The gardens are beautiful and in the spring it will be an incredible feast of colours. Great place.
  • 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.
  • 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.