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Nelis' Dutch Village

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NoneYa wrote a review Sep 2020
Puerto Rico9 contributions6 helpful votes
We had planned on going here but once we saw it, we drove right on by. Cheesy street fair atmosphere with run down appearance.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Andy P wrote a review Sep 2020
Paris, Illinois, United States135 contributions60 helpful votes
This is a neat little Dutch themed amusement park. Don't come here expecting Disney level theme park. The rides are few, the rides are small (though most can be rode by adults). The petting zoo is a nice touch and the animals are very friendly. There is much learning from plaques about Dutch culture. There are shops and places to eat. Demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is a little high but other than that not a bad little stop.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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3Dito wrote a review Sep 2020
Schaumburg, Illinois328 contributions12 helpful votes
Spend 3 hours and easily could spend another 3. Outstanding place that remind us that even a grownup use to be a kid. Chickens, lambs, ducks and lots of attractions for any age. Put it on your road trip map a must see. Well done. Thank you
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jeffrey Koslowski wrote a review Sep 2020
Canton, Michigan540 contributions56 helpful votes
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Dutch Village is a fun attraction for those looking to give their kids an outlet for their energy, gain a basic understanding of some of the culture of the Netherlands, and teach their families about how other people live. Parking is free and usually pretty ample. Employees in close contact with you are in masks and everything that someone touched or sat on before you was cleaned. The entry fee is pretty good given what you are getting for your dollar. If your kids are three or older, the rides are really good. There is a carousel, rotating swings, tulip cars (railed push cars) and a carousel, all of which are unlimited rides so try to ride each more than once to maximize the value. There are also playgrounds (stuff you would find at a Home Depot) as well as playscapes themed like Dutch stories (one is shaped like a shoe). The petting zoo is nice as you can buy an ice cream cone filled with seed to give to the goats, sheep, and others. When you walk in, you'll see a dance demonstration which is held just outside the building where the wooden shoes are made (or shown where they would have been made). There are plenty of small buildings which each tell a neat story. One is a dedicated Museum that shows the history of the Village. I would definitely recommend you check out the Heksenwaag aka the building with the giant scales. This is a cool place to talk about witch trials. The gift shops have some good stuff. The food-ways, however, are my only issue. The dining hall is pretty expensive. You will definitely get A LOT of french fries so save the money and get fries for every other person and share them. Or you can go to any of the smaller shops and pick up cheese, giant pickles, or the ever popular stroopwafel. Overall, this is a fun place to go with the children. If you ride the rides, you will definitely maximize the value of your dollar.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Angel I wrote a review Sep 2020
15 contributions2 helpful votes
Great place for little kids, definitely could spend a couple hours and reasonably priced. My kids loved the ferris wheel and dancers.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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