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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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Type: Islands, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I liked that it was not an artificial Entertainment park, but actually very authentic. It is a nice place to visit with the whole family. The Mill tour is interesting, you can have a nice walk through the park and afterwards buy some dutch specialties (yummy!) in the gift shop. Kids love the animals. Overall nice activity for Holland besides... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Strolling along the trails & canal is lovely with all the flowers. The windmill tour was interesting, then followed by a dutch dance. The shops look like an authentic old dutch village.

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

These gardens were beautifully maintained. So many different flowers! Many I have never seen. It's near the downtown area to add some shopping or other attractions to the day.

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Holland, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is downtown off of 8th st. Very nice place to take children and adult's as well. Best to go during the month of May so you are here for the TULIP TIME PARADE. There is alot to see AND THE FLOWER'S ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. Adult's enjoy this as much if not more than the children do. You will love... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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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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8 reviews 8 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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33 reviews 33 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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37 attraction reviews
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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
76 helpful votes 76 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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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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