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Windmill Island Gardens

1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423-2988
+1 616-355-1030
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Part of Dutch Heritage!

Very unique experience. The windmill is the only authentic windmill outside of the country of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
IrishFan2014
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Alpena, Michigan
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Windmill Tour

The best part of our visit to the Gardens was the windmill tour. Our guide was great and walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Johnnymoondog
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Fishers, Indiana
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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 15 - October 1, 2017. Last tickets sold at 5 pm.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423-2988
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very unique experience. The windmill is the only authentic windmill outside of the country of Holland. The windmill was moved from the country of Holland to Holland MI after World War II. Our windmill tour guide was very knowledgeable about the operation and the history...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The best part of our visit to the Gardens was the windmill tour. Our guide was great and walking though the mill was most informative and enjoyable. When we visited in June, all of the tulips were gone so we did not experience that part...More

Thank Johnnymoondog
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Interesting & informative. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the windmill. The grounds made for a romantic walk. Neat gift shop. Nice stop for a little history while on vacay.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 3 days ago

So cool! A great way to spend an afternoon. The sites are wonderful and the grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed walking the grounds and touring the windmill. Would love to go back.

Thank mjf46140
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a huge attraction during "Tulip Time Festival". During the rest of the year you can indulge in the history of the Dutch moving to Holland Michigan and get a taste of old and new culture.

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, this place is a bit hard to find due to inadequate and misleading signs. We had a professional driver, and he missed the place three times. Nine bucks a person, is a bit steep for the place, but I wanted to take...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour! It was interesting to hear the history of the windmill and see how everything works. The tour guides are friendly. You get a souvenir of the lady who is using the mill now, one per family. You wait outside at the...More

Thank USAGerman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on 6/17/17 and enjoyed our visit. The windmill is the highlight of the visit. You go up 5 floors (only stairs) during the tour and it was very informative. The gardens are nice, but not that big of a deal. Probably better during...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were drawn to Windmill Island as it is the only working windmill in the US. We thought there would be more gardens but we found that only happens during tulip season. We took the guided tour of the windmill (recommended). We were lucky as...More

Thank MOflatlanders
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place to go to unless it's over 90F when we went. It's more for people who love to walk, run

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Joyce F
We would like to visit May 10th. It's a long drive for us and I'm concerned the tulips will be past peak. Can you please let me know the current status of the tulips? Thank You.
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
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Priyanka J
Planning to visit Holland on 13-14 May weekend. Will tulips be in full bloom during this weekend ?
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
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vholla101
Not sure what is all available before the tulip festival, and will tulips be blooming now?
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
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