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“Good to see” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Windmill Island - De Zwaan Windmill

Windmill Island - De Zwaan Windmill
1 Lincoln Ave, Holland, MI 49423
616-355-1030
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Ranked #4 of 19 attractions in Holland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Amusement/ Theme Parks, Islands
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Alberta
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

when you think of Holland , i think of windmills, so it was one thing we wanted to see.
We hired a taxi for the day and he took us to Marken and the windmills. The windmills are good to go in to see if you can climb a steep ladder, not scared of heights.Other wise you can view them from the outside. there are very few of them left.

Visited July 2013
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Wonderful to see an actual windmill from Holland, it is a working mill but is currently under repairs but still amazing to see and tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Also neat to see the dances and they have a nice short video. I learned a lot about my Dutch heritage. Beautiful grounds, I would like to go back

Visited August 2013
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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Interesting taste of Holland in Michigan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

The site has a very old street organ for Amsterdam which works great. U can see mechanically how it works. The wind mill tour is interesting. U see how it works and learn how it came to be in Michigan.

Visited August 2013
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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Colorful attraction with an interesting history”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If you enjoy a little Dutch history you'll find the De Zwaan Windmill interesting. It's over 200 years old and was brought over to Holland, MI and rebuilt after a series of struggles to purchase the war torn windmill. It's still operated as it originally was producing flower and surrounded by beautiful gardens on the property particularly during spring when the tulips are in bloom. The attraction is somewhat dated and not a lot of activities to fill a day but a good place to visit and spend a few hours walking. I love photography and knew I couldn't pass up this opportunity while visiting Holland!

Visited August 2013
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nicely kept gardens and, of course, the windmill!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

As previous reviewers have mentioned the big draw at this site is the windmill. I did not even see any dancers or employees during my stroll through the mock village, nor did it appear the carousel was operating. Though the village is lacking, I felt that gardens were very well maintained with many beautiful flowers and plants and enjoyed the tour of the grounds, along with the tour of the windmill.

Visited August 2013
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