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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  • A site very nice and quiet at this time since the businesses are closed and not it paid entry only is going to enjoy the view and a little walk
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  • Windmill Island has something for all ages. Its a beautiful walk, fun for the kids and relaxing for the elderly. The tour through the Windmill is interesting and educational. Its a must see when visit...  more »
  • This is an interesting place with the authentic Dutch windmill that still works. An authentically dressed person gives tours and explains everything. The tulips are gorgeous around May - fantastic fam...  more »
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  • Cool place. Kids will love it hear. Good for an afternoon visit. Must come during tulip festival!
  • A beautiful monument of sorts in a nicely maintained garden at charges you $9 to enter but worth every penny. There's the five storied windmill, a museum, a wedding hall, a carousel for kids and a huge organ with performances every half hour or so. The windmill has apparently witnessed the world war and there are bullet holes in the blades and a few beams. Here are a few pictures from our visit.
  • Fun place... Yes, touristy but still worth the visit. Good demonstrations and educational. The windmill is awesome and the products ground there are really good.
  • Lots of flowers with names to identify them. Beautiful bridge and windmill. Lots of fishing spots. It is my favorite place in holland! horses on island and a bike trail. I often bike down and back up. Great place!
  • 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...

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