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Nelis' Dutch Village

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12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424-8613
+1 616-396-1475
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An off-season visit

This attraction is very much a summer venue. My wife and I visited off-season, but still enjoyed... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
1Gerrit48
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Davis, California
A classical Dutch village

Complete with buildings that resemble those found in the Netherlands, this is a great place to take... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
484karlc
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Alpena
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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 architecture and listen to the Golden Angel street organ. Includes unlimited rides on the Ferris wheel, carousel and Dutch chair swing ride. Unique shopping, Dutch cafe and pub, and fudge and ice cream.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“petting zoo” (71 reviews)
“ferris wheel” (69 reviews)
“goat” (45 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424-8613
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+1 616-396-1475
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"petting zoo"
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"ferris wheel"
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"goat"
in 45 reviews
"swing ride"
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"wooden shoes"
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"zip line"
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"candle making"
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"cheese making"
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"farm animals"
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"the barn"
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"older kids"
in 13 reviews
"wooden shoe making"
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"fudge"
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"merry go round"
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"fun place"
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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This attraction is very much a summer venue. My wife and I visited off-season, but still enjoyed the open gift shop very much. This attraction is probably most meaningful to people with a Dutch heritage.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Complete with buildings that resemble those found in the Netherlands, this is a great place to take the family. There are quaint shopsand places to see that will satisfy the whole family.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We had a family vacation in Holland and my mother-in-law and I took my 2 and 4 year old here for the afternoon. The kids had a great time and it was great for that age group. It was a little expensive for what it...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Here is a very nice mini village in the replica of the Netherlands. You will find a lot of neat things to see that have actually been shipped over here from the Netherlands including the largest and very old music box. All the workers dress...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tulips in every color and shape you can imagine. Highly recommended and a great town to visit when the tulips are in full bloom.

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

Fun for the whole family. Feeding the goats was a highlight, as well as sampling the cheeses. Glad to see my childhood memories are well-preserved.

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1  Thank mjf769
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

I went here when I was 6 and now I am over 50. Still made me smile. All employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. Hope it never changes. Bring the kids and make new memories. Be aware of the days it is open as luckily...More

Thank dsazimm
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

We were there during the week and only the shops were open. It would have been fun to walk around inside even though the amusement park was not running.

1  Thank Carol V
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

A good selection of Dutch products and foods.Just needed some more ambience due to lack of people visiting during the off-season.

Thank Tony K
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Reviewed September 19, 2017

Very well kept attraction . It's been here for years and I still love the way they expres the old country! Compliments to Joe and Luke!

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Thank Marc v
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kburkett22
April 18, 2018|
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Response from DVBurgemeester | Property representative |
Of course!
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78traveler
March 8, 2018|
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Response from DVBurgemeester | Property representative |
Absolutely. The Hungry Dutchman Cafe serves Dutch and American favorites.
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AmherstTraveler
March 5, 2018|
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Response from mysnnygrl | Reviewed this property |
The Park is opening back up soon but the shops are open year around. Pets are welcome outside but bring doggy doo bags because it is the law in Michigan to clean up after your pets.
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