Holland, Michigan was founded by Dutch Americans and still half of its population is of Dutch American heritage. Dutch culture is promoted by government and people of the city. Tulip festival in Holland during Spring is the best time to visit, yet here you will feel dutch culture year round, and not just during some festival . Travel Ideas: Sand Castle Festival
Apart from being a dutch town, Holland is one of the premier Michigan beach town, and well loved by boater, skiers, swimmers etc. It is a very beautiful and unique vacation spot.
Here is two day itinerary for trip to Holland.
Veldeer's Tulip Gardens features about 6-7 millions tulips in amazing variety during spring time on 7 acre farm. During other time, this very well manicured and landscaped gardens are covered with seasonal flowers. A very beautiful place to visit. Just a word of caution, pets are not allowed in these gardens.
12755 Quincy Street Holland, MI 49424
Visiting Nelis' Dutch Village makes you feel like you are travelling back in time and visiting Netherlands of 100 year back. There are Dutch farmhouses and traditional dutch dancers, dutch food , ice-cream and cheese, a patting zoo and lots of history. This park is open through early April to early October only.
In the evening visit Holland's historic downtown. Live street performers to summer concerts, diverse shopping and dining to festivities all year round. Downtown of Holland is one of the very happening place. Victorian architecture and hip art scene blend with each other here.
Visit Windmill Island on Day 2. A 30 acre park featuring 230 year old 15 story tall working windmill, beautifully manicured gardens, canals and picnic areas. A oasis in the middle of the city. During summer time traditional performers delight the visitors.
In the afternoon get a crash course in history of Holland in Holland Museum located at
The Holland Museum
31 W. 10th Street
Holland, MI 49423
In the evening take a relaxing dinner cruise aboard Holland Princess or spend rest of the day at one of many beautiful and family friendly beaches Holland has to offer.