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Tulips, Wooden Shoes, and Delft
Visit the Veldheer Tulip Gardens where in 1950 Vern Veldheer started a hobby farm with 100 red tulips and 300 white tulips, today Veldheers plants over 5 million tulips for you to walk through and enjoy. While here, visit the De Klomp Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory where you can learn about the famous Dutch footwear as well as the unique pottery. The store contains over 800 items from around the world, 50 kinds of cookies, pastries, and candies, all sizes of wooden shoes, and delicious homemade chocolates.
New Holland Brewing Company
Visit the New Holland Brewing Company for a taste of the Midwest. Distillery tours are given as well as tastings. Sample local stouts, ales, and other seasonal varieties of beer. You may also want to enjoy a tasty bite to eat at their pub.
The Felt Estate
Beautifully situated ten miles south of Holland, the Felt Estate was once the luxurious summer home and hobby of self-made millionaire and inventor Dorr E. Felt. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places retains the architectural beauty of a bygone era and offers a glimpse into the wealth and lifestyle of the Roaring 20s. The house and gardens are open for tours.
Get on the Water
Board the Holland Princess, a Victorian style paddle-wheel river boat offering scenic lunch and dinner cruises. Travel through beautiful Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan and cruise past the BIG RED lighthouse. You’ll pass by picturesque lake homes, historic land marks, and nature at its best while enjoying a tasty meal.
Nelis’ Dutch Village
Experience a bit of Old Holland without leaving the States. The theme park is a step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago, complete with authentic Dutch architecture, flowering gardens, canals and windmills. The history and culture of the Dutch come to life as employees, dressed in native costumes including wooden shoes, demonstrate the crafts and life in those olden days. There is also children’s rides, entertainment, shopping, and a café and restaurant. Fun for the whole family!