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Nelis' Dutch Village

12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
616-396-1475
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Ranked #9 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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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I used to live in the Netherlands so this place brought back a lot of memories. I love the demonstrations they had for making wooden shoes, dancing in wooden shoes, etc. This is a great place for kids to learn about another culture. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. For the rides, the attendants alternate between the carousal... More

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We spent most of the day here with a 5, 9 and 11 year old. It's not a thrill a minute, but the kids had fun on the rides and the shoe slide. The "petting zoo" they have is just okay...you could pet a rabbit and some goats but that's about all. You could also walk a goat, but it... More

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went with 3 families and 2 grandkids and discovered a great day! Went past this place last year but decided to try it last week - wonderful price for a full day of entertainment; loved it so much the grandkids went back after lunch and stayed till dinnertime. People were so friendly, place was clean and my grandson's favorites were... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Dutch Village appears not to have changed a whole lot in the last (40?) years. The map shows attractions well spaced that are actually a few feet apart. Don't bother with the "demonstrations". The cheese demonstration was not: not a demonstration, and without cheese. The teenager who presented the (whatever it was) didn't know anything and couldn't speak up.... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Nelis' Dutch Village is a quaint recreation of life in Holland. We enjoyed seeing the exhibits until we entered their huge barn, and a staff member was saying "I can't do it" as another staff member was encouraging her to sweep up and deposit in the trash a tiny baby bird that had fallen from the visible nest. I offered... More

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Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nelis' Dutch Village was really fun and interesting. The kids liked visiting the different places of the village. They have games, rides, and shows. When you go, you have to stop and see Michael. He demonstrates how the dutch make wooden shoes. He is very knowledgable and gets the kids involved. Everyone there was very friendly! This is a must... More

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Lapeer, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We spent the day there and even though they could use an update or two it is still educational and fun at the same time. Its a fun way to spend your afternoon.

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Holland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent quite a while in the village. It needs some updating. It was close to the hotel so we went twice, once to get ice cream and some beers and also to visit the village.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We made the most of every attraction! My children ages 14, 11, 9 and 3 all had a blast. The ferris wheel, zip line, goats and bunnies were among the favorites, but we found a gem in each building and each stop along the many paths.

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Savannah, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was one of our favorite attractions. Lots of things to do and see. Loved the shoe carving demo, candle makers demo, and the delftware demo, shopping, but most of all was the dancers! My mom got to dance with them. A memory that was worth the whole trip!

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