You’ll discover a whole new meaning for “going Dutch” in Holland. Settled by immigrants from the Netherlands in 1847, this charming city on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore still honors its old-world origins and traditions in its historic architecture, flower gardens, festivals, and friendly spirit. When April showers bring May flowers, that means it’s TulipTime in Holland – one of the Midwest’s most highly-anticipated spring festivals. The entire community comes out to celebrate its Dutch heritage with parades, street sweeping, Dutch dancing, and millions of tulips, of course!
Holland’s award-winning downtown is a delight in which to shop, dine, or just stroll. Enjoy a fine selection of boutiques, specialty shops, restaurants, and craft brew pubs. And participate in the many special events and activities that are on tap all summer long – concerts, a farmers market, the Street Performer Series, the kid-approved Splash Pad, and more.
No visit to Holland would be complete without a day at the beach! One of the state’s most popular beaches is at Holland State Park where you can watch spectacular sunsets and take panoramic pictures of one of Michigan’s most-photographed lighthouses, “Big Red.” It stands majestically at the entrance to Holland Harbor, where you can watch boats and other watercraft making their way through the channel to Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa.