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Nelis' Dutch Village

Address: 12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Phone Number: 616-396-1475
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Ranked #6 of 19 Attractions in Holland
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Owner description: A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Tulip festival weekend (by chance) GREAT!!! Grounds and shops were all preped for their biggest weekend of the year.

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Easton, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I realize we're not their target demographic (teenage kid), but we weren't expecting DisneyWorld. Utter disappointment. The little that is there looks sad and outdated. We might've seen a little more in the way of demonstrations, but I was on the phone with my bank for 45 min worried that my debit card # had been stolen because the front... More 

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Holland, MI
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is such a great place to spend the day with kids, and even without kids :). Rides are fun, entertaining to watch the Dutch dancers, but I most love the fun educational pieces of wooden shoe making, cheeses, etc. My kids love the animals and I like to wander through the shops.

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Holland, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is not a high tech entertainment center but rather a lovely place to stroll, fun simple rides for the younger set, a small mini farm where you can pet the animals. My grandson's favorite part is the small zip line they have. Of course, you can go through the small shops and get fudge, candy, delft items. You must... More 

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Spring Valley, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Loved this little village. It was in walking distance from our hotel that was big bonus. Good varity of shops .

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Newport, Michigan
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Needs total update. Very outdated and dirty. Cobwebs and dusty. Store seemed to be the best place in the park. Goose droppings thru out. Not exciting at all.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We were at the village during off season and I am unable to rate everything at the village. We did go to the restaurant and winery and the food was excellent. The woman working there was Dutch and she was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The area was nice and the stores were filled with many authentic items. nicely priced and good shopping in the area surrounding. the store clerks were very nice and helpful.

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We came in the "off-season" so they are only open on the weekends and have limited hours. While we were there there were maybe another 15 people and while the village was beautiful, the high school kids that work throughout the park seemed to be phoning it in. When you enter you are given a list of things to do... More 

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Owosso, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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