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Nelis' Dutch Village

12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
616-396-1475
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Holland
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Traveler Description: Visit Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan for a great day of family fun.  Inside the park, activities occur throughout the day, from Dutch... more »
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Owosso, Michigan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited on a cold Saturday morning. It wasn't very busy. Most of the staff is extremely friendly. The candle making is remarkable. There is a carousel, swings, a big slide and ferris wheel included with admission. They do a Dutch dance every couple hours and they teach you to do it. You get free popcorn from the dance area... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Our husbands did not want to pay the $10 entry fee but we went and had a nice time. Kind of cute with information about the area I didn't know about. Glad we went.

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Schaumburg, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It doesn't look big but we found there is lot to see and to do there. Kids have enough games and rides to enjoy, the wood shoe dance was enjoyed by everyone. One surprisingly nice attraction is the hand carved candle shop, the candles have multiple colored layers, then hand carved and twisted to make beautiful shapes. Make sure you... More

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Westville, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband, two year old daughter, and I visited on a rainy day. It didn't dampen her spirits. She had a raincoat and boots and had a blast. Petted animals, rode the carousal, ran in puddles and danced with the Dutch dancers. Everyone was very nice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I didnt expect that I will enjoy this attraction. My wife just found out about this in a tour website and we check this out when we went in a midwest road trip. The entrance fee is very reasonable and this includes the unlimited ride to their carousel and swing ride. Children may even pet and feed farm animals like... More

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London, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We had a wonderful visit to the Dutch Village with our three school age kids. There was enough to see and do for almost three hours without doing anything twice! (And we did do some stuff twice at the end because the kids enjoyed it so much!) We watched a Dutch tradition dance and got to participate in learning the... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have passed by Dutch Village for a number of years, but thought while our kids and grandchild were in town, we'd make it one of our day trips. We were so glad we did. You get a small sampling of a number of Dutch traditions with a few small village fair experiences thrown in. Grandson was not overwhelmed by... More

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Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was a very nice day trip for a group of friends. I especially liked hearing about the windmill, its use and how it was made. The historical context was interesting,too. I actually had learned more about this windmill and structure, tehn I had when I was in Holland at another windmill. There is a quaint little village associated with... More

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Holland, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was a little worried while reading the reviews for this place, but I decided, what the heck, you only live once! This is going to be a detailed review, so get ready! Upon arrival the girl in the bell tower greeted us with a smile, which gave a good first impression. When we saw the entire park from just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I wasn't sure Nelis' Dutch Village would be much fun from the view from the highway, but it turned out to be a great day for the family. My kids especially loved walking the goats, holding the bunnies and trying on wooden clogs. The staff were friendly, the cafe food was good and the Dutch dancing was entertaining. Also the... More

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