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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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  • Right off the bat I want to say Windmill island probably isn't for everyone. The grounds are beautiful especially as the tulips come into bloom and the shops are unbelievable quaint but the windmill i...  more »
  • I walk around the whole garden in about a hour and half, it is a great and peaceful place. People who work there are so nice.  more »
  • My husband, our three daughters, and I visited Windmill Island Gardens on a Thursday morning. It was beautiful. We spent about 2 hours exploring the grounds and taking the tour of the windmill. Our gu...  more »
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  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.