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Windmill Island Gardens
Ranked #8 of 64 things to do in Holland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
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 had to take our time caring the little ones up and down. My kids found the antique street organ to be a little loud, but I found it to be really amazing that it could play all those instruments and was built long before computers. They also have a very nice gift shop with a wide variety of wooden shoes and free burn engraving which makes for great souvenirs.

Thank JordanL71
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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
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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 blooming .

Thank Theresa H
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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
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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
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