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Windmill Island - De Zwaan Windmill

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Address: 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: 616-355-1030
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Interesting tour of authentic windmill

Windmill is the real thing, not a replica. Well kept grounds and a little slice of the Netherlands. Whole family enjoyed the afternoon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Windmill is the real thing, not a replica. Well kept grounds and a little slice of the Netherlands. Whole family enjoyed the afternoon.

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Bedford, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We only spent a couple of hours here due to the heat on the day we visited but really enjoyed it. The grounds are lovely with many different varieties of flowers. I would love to see the park in the spring with the tulips in bloom. And don't miss the windmill tour. It was the highlight of our visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Visiting from the UK, really enjoyed a day out with the family learning about the history of Holland. Would recommend for all ages.

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Wabash, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you love history and appreciate history go here! We went on a Tuesday and just kind of walked around the grounds and shops, which we loved, it was fun to see the different displays and how the city has really tapped into their heritage. We took the tour of the Windmill and thought it was just really fascinating. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way north and stayed about 2 hours. The flowers currently in bloom made the grounds so beautiful. The windmill tour is very interesting and the young girl who did it knew her stuff however she delivered the info in rapid fire speech. The dancing is done outside the windmill and that was very good. I'm... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our teens were too old for the Dutch Village amusement park so Windmill Island was perfect. Beautiful grounds, some Dutch history and customs and an interesting tour of the only Dutch windmill in the US.

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Cleveland, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We were worried this would be a cheeky tourist trap, but we ended up enjoying the experience very much. It didn't take very long to do, but we thought it was worth the trip. The ticket booth attendant was friendly and welcoming and we were greeted upon entering the park. The 15 minute movie shared very interesting history and helped... More 

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Coldwater, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The tour of the Windmill was nice and so was the dutch dancing but this place really doesn't offer to much. It has one store and not much else. I would consider the ticket cost of $8.00 to be a little over pricey for what you get.

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Dupont, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I had no experience with a working windmill. We were amazed at the sheer tenacity that it must have taken to move and reassemble the windmill. I also was delighted to know that the "miller" is certified and is female! We watched a performance of a Dutch dance with an explanation of the costumes and cultural habits,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

In Holland with the family- stopped by this place of which is well kept and being there in Holland better go spend some time just walking ... Hope to see more about the operations of windmill next time-

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Address: 1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423
Phone Number: 616-355-1030
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ottawa County  >  Holland

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