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Nelis' Dutch Village

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Cheap Entertainment for Everyone, Loved It

For what it's worth, the cost for admission to Dutch Village is roughly the same as movie tickets... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Janesville, Wisconsin
Prices too high and not that much to see other than the awesome working windmill.

unfortunately there were only stairs to tour the working mill. Being a disabled senior citizen I... read more

Reviewed November 18, 2018
Holland, Michigan
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A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago on a day when a festival came to town. Watch old Dutch craft demonstrations and Dutch klompen dancers. Taste 22 kinds of Dutch cheeses, beautiful Dutch...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424-8613
+1 616-396-1475
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This would probably be a better choice for a family with young kids. We are in our 50s. The place seemed geared towards families. It seemed a little run-down. It needed a little bit of cleaning, updating and TLC.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stltracey
Reviewed November 20, 2018

For what it's worth, the cost for admission to Dutch Village is roughly the same as movie tickets, drinks, popcorn and a fastfood dinner.....ORRRRRR you can enjoy some highly entertaining classic carnival rides, learn a little history, temporarily transport yourself to the Netherlands (who wouldn't)...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

unfortunately there were only stairs to tour the working mill. Being a disabled senior citizen I could not take the tour but I paid 10.00 to get in. My out of town guests were younger and took the tour. They loved it. We visited a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank foodie47states
Reviewed October 26, 2018

A bit pricey in my opinion. We were two female adults. It was the the Dutch presentations which we were disappointed in, and he old world presentations were very small. The shops were ok, but overall experience eh.....maybe if we had kids it would have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

We knew the park would not be open, but we decided to check out the shops. The wood shoe shop was very interesting. You could get a pair in just about any size. They also had a cheese shop with samples available. There were several...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Was here on a weekend in September and the weather was quite nice, so we were looking for an outside activity. This place was very busy so we decided to check it out. I was surprised that it was so pricey for what you were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had some time to kill in the area and decided to wander around here. I enjoyed the little shop and especially the information at the demonstrations (the weigh station with the witch hunt information was the best!) However overall I think...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank konan09
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This village doesn't look like much, but we had a great time. Fun old school rides like the swings, carousel and ferris wheel were a hit with my kids ages 6-12. We were there on a rainy day so it was not crowded at all....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We visited on a rainy Monday afternoon. The park itself was closed, but the shops were open. It was a bit confusing how to get into the different shops. We went to some, but could not figure out how to access the others. We watched...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AbraCadabra2
Reviewed October 8, 2018

It takes about 2 hours at a leisurely pace to explore this place. Great for all but especially with young children as it gives exposure to a new culture and enhance understanding .

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Date of experience: September 2018
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January 10, 2019|
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Response from carlen t | Reviewed this property |
I did not see where you could but on costume but there are photo opportunities as stated in the previous response. There are also activities for the kids such as a few rides, barn yard petting of animals, zip line, racers... More
Chelsea B
July 13, 2018|
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Response from Robert P | Reviewed this property |
I believe adults are 10$. Children of course less
May 29, 2018|
Response from DVBurgemeester | Property representative |
Please visit our website and click on Hours and Admission. But yes, every day until Labor Day now.