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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 see Windmill Island Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Holland tour itinerary planner.
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  • Was a lovely stroll to the Windmill on a beautiful day. We were impressed by the fact that the windmill ll is working and product is being sold. 
    Was a lovely stroll to the Windmill on a beautiful day. We were impressed by the fact that the windmill ll is working and product is being sold.  more »
  • This attraction wasn't the easiest to find, but then again, we might not have looked for the best way. All in all, it was well worth the hunt for it. I learned a thing or two about Dutch culture... 
    This attraction wasn't the easiest to find, but then again, we might not have looked for the best way. All in all, it was well worth the hunt for it. I learned a thing or two about Dutch culture...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the Windmill Island Garden. We took the one-mile walk around the island, stopping at the Windmill and the row of shops and miniature models. The Seasons are nearing... 
    This was our first visit to the Windmill Island Garden. We took the one-mile walk around the island, stopping at the Windmill and the row of shops and miniature models. The Seasons are nearing...  more »
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  • This was more enjoyable than I had originally thought. The flowers were beautiful. Can't even imagine what it would look like when the tulips are in bloom. The gift ship was small and quaint and the carousel was being enjoyed by kids. The outdoor organ was fun. I even saw a few teens dancing and having fun being silly. That was really nice. The windmill was beautiful and going inside to hear the history from one of the employees was worth it.
  • Stopped here for a quick visit on an RV trip. Beautiful grounds, lovely windmill, and enthusiastic staff who are eager to engage and teach about Dutch culture and the grinding process of the windmill. The gardens were well manicured and gorgeous. Kids enjoyed the carousel which runs every 30 min at no additional fee. The only downside was for as much as it cost to get in there wasn’t much to do except see the windmill, organ, and carousel. Was still worth the visit just thought it was a bit overpriced.
  • Lovely place to visit, especially if you enjoy history, windmills and/or tulips. I went when they were having an autumn craft event, which made it pretty lively. The Dutch village itself is very cool even when there's not an event going on. The windmill is worth checking out to see how grains used to be processed (and all of the instruments of grain torture...). The windmill was only open Thurs-Sat when I visited so definitely double-check before going if you want to see the inside and get a bird's eye view of the gardens.
  • Windmill Island Gardens we’re SO COOL! I really loved all the history behind the actual windmill and loved being able to walk up it and explore all of its unique features! On top of that, there’s tons of cool and beautiful things to see along with over 1 mile of trails to walk around on while enjoying the scenic park. The gift shop had samples of over 30 kinds of authentic Dutch cheeses (which I thoroughly enjoyed) and lots of other fun trinkets and treats. At first, I was a little skeptical when they wanted $20 per ticket to enter the park- but after enjoying its extremely unique features and photo ops I have no regrets at all! If anywhere near Holland, you have to do this!
  • Very beautiful, lots of flowers, things to do and see. Easy paths to walk on. Some are all rocks but they do have paved ones. The windmill is cool as well, you can go all the way up and look out or go half way. The organ plays every so often. Definitely worth to wait and see. Dog friendly. Lots of stuff for kids to do as well! No wait to get in, fairly priced tickets and shop. Free wheelchairs to use

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