Holland, MI

Travel Guide
Holland featuring a coastal town and general coastal views

This city is named after a region on another continent, but you’ll find similarities. See why these two areas are so closely tied.

Holland, Michigan is located near Lake Michigan almost directly between Chicago and Detroit, but despite the American dominance you’ll find a large contingent of citizens with Dutch heritage who make their ancestry clearly obvious.

Every spring, the European country is renowned for its annual tulip festival, and the American namesake provides its own popular celebration in May. Visit the U.S. city that has millions of tulips visible practically everywhere you look during the flowering season.

Tulips are only one similarity to the city’s Dutch roots. Observe downtown buildings that have a noticeable Dutch architectural influence and menus often have dishes that would make any European counterpart feel at home. Choose from a variety of restaurants in Holland that feature international cuisine to suit almost every taste.

Windmills are iconic to the Netherlands, and naturally you’ll find one in Holland, Michigan. It’s surrounded by tulips in Windmill Island Gardens on Lincoln Avenue. Go inside DeZwaan Windmill, which is the only authentic working one in the United States and look over 36 acres (15 hectares) of gardens, dikes and canals while reminding yourself which country you’re in.

Fulfill any desire for tulips by also visiting Veldheer Tulip Gardens on Quincy Street.

Visit a full-scale Netherland’s theme village at Nelis’ Dutch Village on James Street with its costumed guides, national dancing events and Amsterdam street organ music. A large wooden shoe slide is a magnet for kids, as is riding on tracked vehicles and feeding farm animals.

Get your swimsuit and towel and walk under a sand dune through a tunnel that comes out on a beach by Lake Michigan. As well as wonderful watery views, Tunnel Park has a children’s playground, picnic areas, a dune climb and stairway.

Nearby on lakes Macatawa and Michigan is Holland State Park with its impressive boardwalk and Big Red Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in the state.

Visit Holland where “going Dutch” takes on an entirely new meaning. Regardless of the time of year, Holland and vicinity has a way of making everyone feel a little Dutch.

Where to stay in Holland

Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
3 out of 5
3140 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI
The price is $139 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dutch Village, Veldheer Tulip Gardens, and Sundae Sundae Golf Golf. Coppercraft Distillery ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (365 reviews)
"This hotel was fabulous. It’s new, spotless and the beds were probably the best we’ve ever slept on. Location is good, staff was friendly and breakfast was delicious. The room was huge, too. Wow, loved it!"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Haworth Hotel at Hope College
Haworth Hotel at Hope College
2.5 out of 5
225 College Avenue, Holland, MI
The price is $169 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Located in the heart of Holland, this hotel is steps from New Holland Brewing and Hope College. Knickerbocker Theatre and Holland Museum are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (299 reviews)
"Modern renovations"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Haworth Hotel at Hope College
Hampton Inn Holland
Hampton Inn Holland
2.5 out of 5
12427 Felch St, Holland, MI
The price is $142 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dutch Village, Sundae Sundae Golf Golf, and Coppercraft Distillery. Veldheer Tulip Gardens ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (957 reviews)
"Very clean room Thanks!"

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Hampton Inn Holland
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Tentrr Signature Site - New Adventure near Lake Michigan
Tentrr Signature Site - New Adventure near Lake Michigan
Holland, MI
The price is $121 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Situated on a lake, this campground is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Lake Michigan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Tunnel Park Beach and Tunnel Park. Holland State Park and ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2 reviews)
"It was a fun adventure for one night! Communication with owner was great. Everything we needed was there. I was disappointed in the location. I thought it was going to be closer to walking trails or the lake. Did not get the location until it was too late for a refund."

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2021

Tentrr Signature Site - New Adventure near Lake Michigan
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
3 out of 5
3140 West Shore Drive, Holland, MI
The price is $139 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Situated near the beach, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Dutch Village, Veldheer Tulip Gardens, and Sundae Sundae Golf Golf. Coppercraft Distillery ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (365 reviews)
"This hotel was fabulous. It’s new, spotless and the beds were probably the best we’ve ever slept on. Location is good, staff was friendly and breakfast was delicious. The room was huge, too. Wow, loved it!"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Holland
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Holland, MI
The price is $275 per night from Oct 5 to Oct 5
Located in the center of Holland, this family-friendly cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk and Holland State Park. Ottawa Beach and ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Labor Day weekend
"Great location and charming cottage."

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Historic Cottage by Holland State Park and Lake Michigan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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