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Nelis' Dutch Village

12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
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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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Westville, Illinois
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bartlett, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

My children adore this place and talk about it year round. Eat food. Enjoy a few rides. Walk a goat. Discounts for military and clergy. Save your wristband for a small indoor mini golf at Lost City, a nearby location (very basic but good for little children).

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Lake Orion, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was quite disappointing especially after visiting Windmill Gardens. It may be cool for kids but a total waste of time for adults. I wish I would have read more reviews before paying that much to get in.

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Columbia, Missouri
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This village had most everything the Windmill Island Garden had but no windmill and it was set up with rides and activities for age about 10 and below. We didn't stay very long since we had just come from the Windmill needless to say we were disappointed with this attraction.

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