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Nelis' Dutch Village

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Address: 12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Phone Number: 616-396-1475
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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. Demonstrations and performances; tastes, sight and sounds; and something to interest all ages. Unparalleled shopping too!
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Best for the kids

There's a lot of stuff here that kids would LOVE! My wife and I came here (it was just us, our little baby was sleeping). I would DEFINITELY return when my kid is bigger, but it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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auburn, indiana
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auburn, indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

There's a lot of stuff here that kids would LOVE! My wife and I came here (it was just us, our little baby was sleeping). I would DEFINITELY return when my kid is bigger, but it was kinda "blah" just for adults. There are some refurbishments necessary... By overall this is good; and you'll enjoy yourself a lot more if... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went during peak tulip time and disappointed on the number of tulips. It was very nice but I expected acres and acres or field after field as far as one could see and that was not the case. Interesting tour of windmill but it seemed rushed, however, I understand guides on a tight schedule.

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G R
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went breakfast with the family, what a nice place. I would recommend you come early because the place is always busy. But, they move along quickly. The pancakes were awesome and the cornbeef hash was even better.

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Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a nice tourist place to experience and not break the bank, visit Nelis' Dutch Village. It is quite authentic with the small shops, the canal, the petting zoo, ferris wheel, tulip gardens, dutch dancers performing regularly. Bring your camera and get some sweet shots. There are many places to dine in and around the area.... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The rides made the kids day and they would have stayed for hours. I was too bad we didn't plan this as the first stop. The place was great

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Burlington, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I can't say enough about the beauty and the people at the Dutch Village. It was terrific .Everything was so enjoyable .I have many photos and beautful memories. Well worth the small cost .

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Decatur, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very nice spot in Holland for families with kids. They too have Tulip bushes here and the whole park breathes Dutch heritage and there are fun rides available for kids.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a great day here, though the weather wasn't congenial, it was raining and very cold but personally I loved this place. It seemed a piece of Netherlands to me, I loved the candle shop most.Their amazing way of making candles was fantastic. Tulips, walkways and houses were looking artistic.They have large gift shops here, found attractive gifts and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There were busloads of elderly people, and they were the vast majority of the visitors. The Dutch Dance demo was given by residents of the local retirement home, including one 90-year-old. Felt like I was in a nursing home. Couldn't wait to get out of there.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

What a beautiful atmosphere. I'm really glad I brought my son here as I also visited here when I was little. He enjoyed the petting zoo. He liked feeding the animals and holding the bunny. There are a lot of photo opportunity's here. We had fun on the ferris wheel and the swings . We watched the Dutch dancers, they... More 

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