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Nelis' Dutch Village

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Address: 12350 James St, Holland, MI 49424-8613
Phone Number:
+1 616-396-1475
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Fun local place!

There is not a lot of variety, but if your kids enjoy doing the same rides repeatedly (hand pumped cars, zip line, carousel, Ferris wheel, and swings). Also a barn with animals... read more

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Reviewed 18 February 2017
Allendale, Michigan
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Holland, Mi, United States
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The miniature layout of many of the famous Dutch sightseeing sites is wonderful. The workmanship and the overall design of the display is very realistic. Dutch Village could be seen as a "tourist trap" but it really is a display not to be missed when visiting Holland, Mi. The street organ, typical Dutch buildings, and the gardens are very much... More 

Thank Bruce T
Elyria, Ohio
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109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So interesting to visit again. Great to see how the village has grown over the years and to see improvements made. Great place for the entire family!

Thank Patricia B
Zeeland, Michigan
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place with lots of wonderful things to see and do. A must if your a tourist!!! Even if your a local, like me, you need to go yearly. Kids love it!

Thank Priscilla6236
Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a fun place. Kids of all ages will enjoy very much. Not a big attraction for adults though, a bit disappointing.

Thank MAria009900
Springfield, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing time there. The girls with me were all college-aged, and we still had a blast! Good food/ice cream, interesting dynamic, and petting zoo. What more could you ask for?

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Thank janiep189
Holland, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Having lived in West Michigan for over 30 years, nothing has changed at this tourist trap. Yes there is value in visiting the Dutch Tradition that helped establish this area of Michigan, but even the Dutch don't feel its worth the entrance fee.

Thank G1778GWmichaelp
Allendale, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2017

There is not a lot of variety, but if your kids enjoy doing the same rides repeatedly (hand pumped cars, zip line, carousel, Ferris wheel, and swings). Also a barn with animals to pet and goats to walk. My kids also love the cheese shop and ice cream shop. Great for young families. The dutch dancing is fun to watch... More 

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Lake Charles
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6 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great place to take the kids, grandkids. Informative demonstrations and performances about Dutch heritage, for which Holland, MI is known. Rides for the kids, petting barn, Dutch food.

Thank Thomas B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Most people bring their kids here, but for my family it was a group of 6 adults and no kids. Be sure to pick up a schedule of events & demonstrations on the way in. Don't miss the Dutch dancers & the street organ! We spent several hours here (including lunch at the Hungry Dutchman - try the pigs in... More 

Thank dopey1200
Frankfort, Indiana
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This old village is fantastic. It portrays life like it was in Old Country. Good shade, The area around it is also great. Wooden shoe factory, dutch dancing, It is also close to Lake Michigan so you can see quite a lot. Nice resturants. I recommend the Boat Werks. It is an old boat building that sits right on the... More 

Thank Don H

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