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Nelis' Dutch Village

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Address: 12350 James Street, Holland, MI 49424
Phone Number: 16163961475
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A visit to Nelis' Dutch Village is like a step back into the Netherlands of...

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. Demonstrations and performances; tastes, sight and sounds; and something to interest all ages. Unique shopping too.

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People at Dutch village was soo friendly and welcoming. I would love to see the tulip time at the village in the summer.

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4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
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Normal, IL
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202 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's so much to like about this village! The first thing we did was eat at the Hungry Dutchman Cafe right at the entrance, and boy, did I LOVE the food here! They have pigs in a blanket, pea soup, mettwurst, hot potato salad and Dutch apple pie that I really liked on their buffet. Then there's the really nice... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maybe the children that visit this park are amused by it's offerings, but I found it in lacking in interest and in need of updating. We visited after purchasing a Groupon and still felt a little cheated. It's too bad, it used to be a nice place.

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Thank Isabella S
chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Great place to take younger kiddos. The rides are perfect for the younger set (would be boring for the over 10 set). There is a Ferris wheel, merry go round, and a big slide. Lots of animals to pet and hold. The kids enjoyed walking a goat (much harder than they thought it would be)! A great way to spend... More 

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Thank onesmileygirl
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I ordered several new varieties of tulip bulbs for planting this fall. When I received them I found there were several bulbs that were not viable for planting. I called to inform them and within 2 weeks had received not only replacements for the bulbs that were not in good condition, but a completely full order of those varieties. Because... More 

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Thank Melissa N
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My dad is a crazy botanist and wanted to order a gazillion tulips. I was coming up to Michigan for a friend's wedding and they were able to coordinate his whole order without him even picking up a phone. The staff is great! The actual attraction is just as cute as I remember it as a kid. It's a little... More 

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Thank Paula B
Shelby Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I really enjoyed the time spent at Dutch Village. There were many attractions that reminded me of the Netherlands. I was especially happy to purchase the different foods and treats from the stores and restaurant. I also enjoyed talking with Mr. Nelis about the tulip history. I learned a few tips from him on how to care for my own... More 

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Normal, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

People at Dutch village was soo friendly and welcoming. I would love to see the tulip time at the village in the summer.

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Thank Pmpham
Zeeland, Michigan
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Fun place for a family to visit and learn about he history of Holland. Ride and other attractions for family members to enjoy. A must stop if I'm Holland

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped during the off season, so the "Village" was closed, but the shops were open. There was a good selection of items, prices were good and the staff was friendly

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Thank AJLIllinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to get all the stuff Tanya in holland . Quite Pricey. All the ships weren't open when we went there . It was off season it seems. No tulips too. I liked the candle making process. They were generous enough to perform it to us. A normal size c file would cost approx 45 bucks. Overall nice experience... More 

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