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“Windmill Island”

Windmill Island Gardens
Ranked #7 of 62 things to do in Holland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Windmill Island Gardens is home to de Zwaan windmill, the last mill allowed to be transported from the Netherlands. de Zwaan still functions by grinding locally-grown grain into flour that is sold to visitors and local businesses. A highlight of visiting is a tour of this historic working windmill. Visitors can enjoy music from our antique Dutch street organ given to the City of Holland by the City of Amsterdam after World War II. Children can also ride on our antique carousel from the Netherlands. There are several other replica Dutch buildings and shops. The Island is home to beautiful gardens which feature tulips in the spring followed by beautiful annuals and perennials throughout the summer. Please note that the Island is open seasonally, April 14 - October 7, 2018. Last tickets sold at 5 pm.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed April 26, 2013

It was freezing the morning we went but the staff were outside waiting to welcome visitors and they were all very friendly!! Unfortunately the windmill was out of commission due to a broken beam but we did get a nice tour of the entire structure which was very interesting. A nice little gift shop to grab a coffee and a sample cookie.

1  Thank Denise N
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Everything Dutch to see there is. Very realistic windmill and very easy to reach from Holland. sometimes grinds flour at the windmill.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Beautiful flowers and gardens. Climb the windmill and buy actual flour ground from it. Not a great place for food if you want to stop here to eat.

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Reviewed March 27, 2013

I went here as a kid and visited again last year (May 2012) during the Tulip Fesitval. Unfortunately with a warm winter the tulips bloomed early and wilted before the Tulip Fesitval :( The Windmill is interesting as is the little village nearby. You can by wooden shoes here as well as other wooden things. We bought a small wooden bowl here and you can have them "burn" anything you want on them. The price for this is very reasonable and makes for a nice souvenir. We are going back again this year and plan to make the Tulip Festival a yearly trek.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

A wonderful family event with a great deal of historical value. Great for everyone! This event is full a fascinating facts and should appeal to everyone in the family. We have loved it every time.

Thank Croperr
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