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Windmill Island Gardens

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Address: 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423-2988
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+1 616-355-1030
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Windmill Island Gardens is home to de Zwaan windmill, the last mill allowed...

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 15 - October 1, 2017. Last tickets sold at 5 pm.

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Really looks like The Netherlands!

We took the Trolley tour plus which included a stop at Windmill Island Gardens. I've been to The Netherlands so I can vouch for the fact that it really looks like Holland. It was... read more

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Lorraine H
Dundas, Canada
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Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the Trolley tour plus which included a stop at Windmill Island Gardens. I've been to The Netherlands so I can vouch for the fact that it really looks like Holland. It was well kept and so pretty.

Thank Lorraine H
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at the end of The Tulip Festival, last day to be exact, but still so beautiful !! Would definitely make this a stop again when in the area.

Thank Debra T
Hartville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went the weekend following the 2017 Tulip Festival. Most of the tulips were already gone. The staff was extremely friendly and made all of the guests feel welcome. My friend is 63 and I am 53. We both get around fairly well, but cannot walk all day at a large amusement park. This was perfect for us. There was... More 

Thank Donna W
Portage, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited WMI last week right after their Tulip Time Festival. There were still plenty of pretty tulips left. Our guide was beautifully attired and very well informed as to the history of their famous windmill. We met the miller and visited their shops. In all, a most enjoyable couple of hours.

Thank astro5105
Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on the Tuesday after the Tulip Festival started the previous weekend. It was still really busy, with many tourist buses and international visitors, but it wasnt overwhelming. Parking was close to the ticket counter up front (like an amusement park) and the main building is right behind that. The bathrooms were clean and they had an introductory video... More 

Thank spiritcoke
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is one of the biggest attraction of Tulip festival. Good to visit along with kids and family, it has beautiful views with tulips all around.

Thank Anuj S
San Antonio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow the tulips were beautiful and the Windmill was very nice. What a beautiful spot to walk through and see all the amazing colors and types of tulips. Just stunning!!!

Thank Louise M
Medina, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great please to visit. The tulips were so pretty. The windmill is still working as they make flour. I ended up buying lots of tulips bulb. I am planing to go back again next year.

Thank Cindy K
Canton, Michigan
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well, we decided to go 2 days after the close of the tulip festival. We went to the Windmill Island. They were still charging $9.00 to see the large windmill but there were only about 20-30% of the flowers still with pedals. The woman in the ticket booth told us we could stay on the right side which has the... More 

Thank mitravelingteacher
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, lots to see. Love the varied gardens and love that you will follow up with community gardens after the tulips are done.

Thank Michelle P

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