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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  • August 14, 2017
    We came here in the winter and it was pretty deserted. Still, it was beautiful. All the shops were closed but I imagine it's a great place to visit in the summer and the windmill was beautiful with al...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Glad we stopped and took the tour of the windmill. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the working of the windmill. Went up each level and explained the process of grinding the grain into flour. Ha...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Windmill was interesting, flowers beautiful, but not much else to see here. Expensive for what you get. We walked around for a couple of hours, killing time until departing for our cruise.  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    Well kept grounds and open environment. Loved that you can walk around and enjoy the great landscaping and not have 'do not enter' signs everywhere. The windmill was very interesting and so cool to see bullet holes from WWII in the old blades. Best part is that you can try on wooden clogs and do a jig. Careful if you have weak ankles, not great support...
  • June 2, 2017
    This place was awesome! This is a must-see if you're visiting Holland. They explain the area to you once you enter, then you're free to roam. They host weddings also. When you visit the actual windmill, they give tours at the top and bottom of every hour. They have stallions there, a nice bridge, and a souvenir shop. We spent almost two hours there.
  • June 18, 2017
    Wonderfully Dutch! Visited on a Sunday morning. Did the tour through the mill, well worth it! The gardens are a great replica of the Netherlands. The staff was very friendly and informative. Had a conversation with Thea. As a Dutch native it brought a smile to my face!
  • May 15, 2017
    What a unique hidden dutch village in Holland, MI. I went for the first time since I was 5 years old this past week. You are able to walk inside an authentic windmill, hundreds if not thousands of tulips everywhere, and a small little village with buildings that are authentic to a real dutch village. Will definitely go back soon.
  • June 2, 2017
    Interesting. Historical. Great open spaces for kids and pets. Young kids might get bored with windmill tour, but 8 and up should be good. Would be a great wedding venue.

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