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Windmill Island - De Zwaan Windmill

1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423
616-355-1030
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Holland
Type: Islands, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
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Holland, Michigan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
11 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Impressive windmill, great flowers, nice play area for children, and room for kids to run. The Windmill is an authentic Dutch working windmill with interesting tours.

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Holland, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

While Windmill Island isn't an entertainment center, it has gorgeous gardens, easy walking trails, not too long, of course the beautiful Windmill, which does grind flour. Higly recommend seeing this historic treasure and the gardens surrounding it. There are a few small shops, and a small play area for smaller children and their beautifully restoried merry go round. A must... More

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Spring Valley, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visted here as child and remembered it so well and wanted to back as an adult to by my self a pair of wooden shoes I could wear. As a Kid my parents would only by me the small size to put on my dresser. So I went back with 2 of my friends for the tulip festival it... More

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

Very nice island with landscaping even when the tulips are not in season. Staff very knowledgeable and accommodating. Would recommend to visitors! Enjoyed the visit.

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Fairborn
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188 reviews 188 reviews
41 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It was mid week so not crowded. We headed directly for the windmill and had a very informative guide but the miller was working this day. The guide lead us up several flights of stairs telling stories all the way to the milling stones. The gardens were lovely but certainly starting to decline at this time of the year. We... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The history of the island and windmill was interesting and the landscaping was beautiful. We were there off season, but this draws a huge crowd during the tulip season in the spring.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The DeZwaan Windmill is beautiful. The employees were very helpful and full of Dutch information. Did you know that pointed wooden shoes are for fishermen and the rounded shoes were worn by farmers? Alisa the miller was interesting to watch as she set up the windmill. The grounds are lovely and the shops were adequate. We enjoyed our time at... More

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Rock Island, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The windmill produces flour in 50lb bags and a woman runs this mill by herself. She was there the day we visited and our guide explain how physically hard she works and the amazing feats she performs to operate the mill. We really enjoyed the history of the mill and we enjoyed the village with the music and walking the... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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138 reviews 138 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Windmill Island is one of the tourist places you should definitely see while in Holland. The staff are quite attentive from the minute you walk onto the park. The windmill tour was quite interesting and the volunteers are very well informed but it is not accessible for anyone with a disability (lots of stair climbing). Don't miss the conservatory... More

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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

such a great place to walk and see beautiful scenes and lots of culture. the people and workers were excellent and friendly and the shops were filled with lots of goodies.

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