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“Visit here for school trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nelis' Dutch Village

Nelis' Dutch Village
12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
616-396-1475
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Holland
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Amusement Parks
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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!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Visit here for school trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Both my kids have visited here for school trips and I went along.
So much fun and learned alot about the culture of Dutch Village, from the beautiful landscape to the making of wooden shoes and eating good food.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Beautiful Dutch heritage gifts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Offers beautiful Dutch heritage gifts that may be hard to find anywhere else. Hand made
wooden shoes and wooden bowls are beautiful gifts. Large display of Precious Moments figurines and Hummells. Large selection of Dutch Lace and Lace curtains. Hand-dipped candles are amazing to watch as they make them,

Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“something to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

Holland really plays off of the Dutch thing and this is one of the attractions that has been there for years. I would only visit if I had small kids or if I was really old. :) The whole thing's a little cheesy but that can be fun. They have old buildings, canals, some animals, dance performers, a nick nack shop, carousel, car track, etc. Something to do other than beach while in the area on vacation.

Visited August 2011
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“Tacky”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Given teh fact that i am european and know Holland (Europe) I find the place to be quiet tacky. Candle factory, wooden clog dances etc - however, I can imagine for people less travelled it might give them the feel of being transferred to a different world. Old time feel for me ...

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Shelby
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“Educational family time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Fun place to learn about Dutch culture with your family.

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