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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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Fun, sentimental, kid-friendly & historical

My boyfriend had never been to Michigan before, so when he heard we could go to a Dutch village (the same one his mom went to in 1969), he wanted to go. So, we did! We only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend had never been to Michigan before, so when he heard we could go to a Dutch village (the same one his mom went to in 1969), he wanted to go. So, we did! We only spent a couple of hours (could easily have spent another couple), saw the dancers, a few of the demonstrations, took lots of pictures,... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is an adorable replica of an olden day Dutch Village complete with a school house where a teacher will tell kids about how the student learn. There's also an old fashioned organ that plays paper scrolls and they'll let you choose what you want to hear. One of the best and funniest features is you can walk a goat... More 

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Livonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Everyone always has a smile on their face, kids have tons of fun! I went there when I was 12 years old... 36 years later, I took my kids there. It has changed only in the sense that they have a few more things that they have added over the years. Ferris wheel, zip lines, water races. My kids loved... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome I loved it. My mom used to work here a long time ago. Very cutlery little amusement park. Recommend little kids.

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Flossmoor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting Nelis' Dutch Village every year we vacation in Holland. A nice, fun place with increasing amusements each year. They have improved their petting zoo, and are adding rides and fun things for kids to do each year. It is our family tradition!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Octogenarians teaching Klompen dancing is worth the visit. We went during Tulip Time and the kids had a great time.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We came here on a day trip to Holland to see what it was all about. It met our expectations but did not go beyond. Fees are a bit high for what you get. However, there are some cool things for children to do, such as the rides, the playground, and the Dutch dancing. Don't stop reading, adults! There are... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our visit. We watched Dutch dancers,visited the shops and learned about Dutch people and customs from the various displays and the talk from the dancers. Loved the flowers, also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went with our 7 year old. Liked that all the activities were included. Price could have been a bit cheaper.

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Tyler, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Kind of a joke really! I think they could make more money just not charging admission and then more people MIGHT come. I was there on a Saturday in mid August and it was like a ghost town.

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