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Nelis' Dutch Village

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Address: 12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Phone Number: +1 616-396-1475
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands...
A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago on a day when a festival came to town. Demonstrations and performances; tastes, sight and sounds; and something to interest all ages. Unique shopping too.
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We have 3 kids - ages 11, 7 and 4. They enjoyed the stop there. We rode on a carousel, swings,and a Ferris wheel. They have neat shops and great ice cream at the Nutty Dutchman... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Kendallville, Indiana, United States
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We very much enjoyed our Nelis' Dutch Village visit, starting with the Dutch dancers, then the wooden shoe making, Delft ceramic demo, cheese making, and then a wonderful lunch. Everyone was extremely friendly, and we rated our time there as one of the major highlights of our two week trip.

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Kendallville, Indiana, United States
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have 3 kids - ages 11, 7 and 4. They enjoyed the stop there. We rode on a carousel, swings,and a Ferris wheel. They have neat shops and great ice cream at the Nutty Dutchman. Lots of photo ops!

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Bedford, Indiana
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66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

When my grandson and I pulled into the parking lot we both looked at each other and thought...this looks a little cheesy..but decided to give it a try anyway and so glad we did! We both really enjoyed it. It;s geared more towards younger children but even at 14 my grandson enjoyed the visit. We especially enjoyed the dancers and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Spent an enjoyable afternoon here with my daughter and little granddaughters. Lots to do for the children. One criticism would be quite expensive entrance fees.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I've lived in or near this area for 50 years and this place has never been more than a tourist trap along the highway to me. But we spent a Saturday afternoon there and it was a lot of fun, especially for the kids. Petting barn, face painting, balloon animals, plus food, rides and gift shops. Who knew!

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Heerle, The Netherlands
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

During our grand Route 66 trip from New York to LA, we passed through this town called Holland. Being the true Dutchies that we are, we decided to visit this park that reminded us so much of home! It is a really cute and well designed park that looks really clean and colourful, and is without a doubt VERY Dutch.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

great place to go for kids to have fun- they enjoyed it. great weather. they liked dancing with the group activity and the "wood" shoes

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We enjoyed the ferris wheel, the swings, the zip line, the carousel, the pumper cars, and the dancing. The organ is amazing, and the presentations on the wooden shoes, clothing, and school house were fascinating. There are a few canals throughout the property and the people are just fantastic. The sweetest and kindest people you will find anywhere. They always... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I saw a Groupon for this place and decided to make a stop there on our way to Mackinac Island from Chicago. I was so glad we did! The park is obviously intended for younger children, but my 15-year-old daughter and I LOVED it. It was so quaint and charming and everything looked fresh and beautifully maintained. The landscaping was... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I visited Dutch Village with my 7 & 8 year old. We had such a great time and stayed much longer than expected. There was so much to do. My children even enjoyed the vintage Dutch movie. It was a great day!

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Additional Information about Nelis' Dutch Village

Address: 12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Phone Number: +1 616-396-1475
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 11 - 11

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