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Windmill Island Gardens

1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423-2988
+1 616-355-1030
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Mr Trivago

Windmill Island is beautiful wish we could have seen it in the spring with the Tulips I bet it was... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Dennis D
via mobile
Nice place to visit

Unfortunately it rained the day we visited, so we didn't get to enjoy the gardens, but we were... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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Windmill Island Gardens is home to de Zwaan windmill, the last mill allowed to be transported from the Netherlands. de Zwaan still functions by grinding locally-grown grain into flour that is sold to visitors and local businesses. A highlight of visiting is a tour of this historic working windmill. Visitors can enjoy music from our antique Dutch street organ given to the City of Holland by the City of Amsterdam after World War II. Children can also ride on our antique carousel from the Netherlands. There are several other replica Dutch buildings and shops. The Island is home to beautiful gardens which feature tulips in the spring followed by beautiful annuals and perennials throughout the summer. Please note that the Island is open seasonally, April 14 - October 7, 2018. Last tickets sold at 5 pm.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423-2988
+1 616-355-1030
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Windmill Island is beautiful wish we could have seen it in the spring with the Tulips I bet it was just amazing downtown as wonderful it's quiet quaint you can let your kids we let our 15 year old son just walk around we knew...More

1  Thank Dennis D
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Unfortunately it rained the day we visited, so we didn't get to enjoy the gardens, but we were still able to tour the windmill. The tour was very interesting with a lot of history and facts about the windmill, although with all the stairs we...More

Thank JordanL71
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Our grandkids had so much fun visiting the Windmill Island. You will not be disappointed!Great experience.

Thank JDinger2014
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Everything was closed. You could still go up in the windmill though. No shops open but admission fee was waived because of it. There were still a few pretty flowers and we watched them planting the tulip bulbs. I bet it's gorgeous when they are...More

Thank Theresa H
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This was closed (stores) but was allowed to walk trails. Very pretty would go back when open for the season.

Thank SharonR1968
Reviewed 19 October 2017

The genuine Dutch windmill is worth the visit both in the tourist season when it is open to the public and in the off-season when it is not. This little village is truly a piece of the Netherlands.

Thank 1Gerrit48
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The scenery and atmosphere surrounding this attraction makes one believe he is in the Netherlands. The huge windmill was imported from the Netherlands, and the gardens, bridges are all very attractive.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited Windmill Island looking for a good display of tulips, but we missed the prime blooming time. Even though we did, this was a nice place to walk around, but it wasn't anything extraordinary. This is very much a tourist area with shops and is...More

Thank HootieToo
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This has always been a favorite place of mine during the Tulip Festival in May. That's when all the local venders set up their goods for sale, all dressed in 'authentic' years ago outfits and it's really fun to go through all of the rows...More

1  Thank mysnnygrl
Reviewed 3 October 2017

After hiking the sand dunes by Lake Michigan, we popped over to Windmill Island Gardens to view the village. It's rather small, interesting, and yes, a bit costly. The highlight is to take a tour up into the windmill to see its inner workings. Incredible...More

Thank dearingd
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Joyce F
7 May 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Property representative |
Hi Joyce - the majority of our tulips are in bloom right now. Cold temps help the blooms stay longer so we're happy about the cooler weather. On the 10th we should still have many tulips in bloom. Keep an eye on our website... More
Priyanka J
2 May 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Property representative |
Hi Priyanka - Tulips are currently in full bloom now. We recommend coming at your earliest convenience to see the maximum amount of tulips in bloom. It will be up to the weather as to what remains on the 2nd weekend of Tulip... More
24 April 2017|
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Response from Matt H | Property representative |
Hello - we have plenty before the actual beginning of the Tulip Time festival which runs from May 6-14. You can come and see the tulips which are in bloom, get a tour of the windmill, see our street organ and carousel in... More