Emily’s guidebook

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Emily’s guidebook

Arts

A vibrant arts center located in the heart of downtown Holland, the Holland Area Arts Council plays a leadership role in enriching the cultural life of the lakeshore area. Exhibition space in three galleries provides the opportunity to showcase the best of local and regional artists through more than twelve exhibits per year. In addition, the Arts Council coordinates special community activities including family festivals, outdoor concerts, and various events in collaboration with other community organizations, serving more than 50,000 individuals annually. The Holland Area Arts Council also offers more than 150 classes each year in visual and performing arts, reaching more than 1,600 students annually (ranging from pre-school aged children to senior citizens). Spring, Summer & Fall Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am-8pm; Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm Winter Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-8pm; Wednesday & Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm
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Holland Area Arts Council
150 E 8th St
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A vibrant arts center located in the heart of downtown Holland, the Holland Area Arts Council plays a leadership role in enriching the cultural life of the lakeshore area. Exhibition space in three galleries provides the opportunity to showcase the best of local and regional artists through more than twelve exhibits per year. In addition, the Arts Council coordinates special community activities including family festivals, outdoor concerts, and various events in collaboration with other community organizations, serving more than 50,000 individuals annually. The Holland Area Arts Council also offers more than 150 classes each year in visual and performing arts, reaching more than 1,600 students annually (ranging from pre-school aged children to senior citizens). Spring, Summer & Fall Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10am-8pm; Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm Winter Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10am-8pm; Wednesday & Friday: 10am-5pm; Saturday: 10am-3pm
The Gallery features an ever changing collection of West Michigan, Lake Shore artist's work, both original and custom prints. Our niche is providing affordable, friendly art for the home and work environment that is produced by professional West Michigan artists. We provide selection assistance to our patrons when needed through home visits, private appointments, and consultations with interior designers. We also offer coordination of commissioned work and custom giclee reproduction services. Our professional framing is customer focused. We take the time to provide a selection of creative alternative ideas and price points for perfectly presenting your art. We also encourage our clients to take samples and work home to view in their own environment to gain confidence in their selections before ordering. BUSINESS HOURS AT LAKE EFFECT GALLERY: WINTER & SPRING, Jan. 1 to June 12th Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00, Call if severe weather situation. TULIP TIME WEEK - May 3rd - May 8th Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 5:00 Parade Day, Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 to 6:00 SUMMER TIME - June 14th to Sept. 10th Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 to 5:00 Thursday and Fridays, 10:00 to 8:30 Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 FALL to DECEMBER 31st Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 SPECIAL GALLERY EVENTS AND DOWN TOWN EVENTS Special events call for special hours. Please check our events page or give us a call at 615-395-3025 AS ALWAYS, SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS ARE WELCOMED!
Lake Effect Gallery
16 W 8th St
The Gallery features an ever changing collection of West Michigan, Lake Shore artist's work, both original and custom prints. Our niche is providing affordable, friendly art for the home and work environment that is produced by professional West Michigan artists. We provide selection assistance to our patrons when needed through home visits, private appointments, and consultations with interior designers. We also offer coordination of commissioned work and custom giclee reproduction services. Our professional framing is customer focused. We take the time to provide a selection of creative alternative ideas and price points for perfectly presenting your art. We also encourage our clients to take samples and work home to view in their own environment to gain confidence in their selections before ordering. BUSINESS HOURS AT LAKE EFFECT GALLERY: WINTER & SPRING, Jan. 1 to June 12th Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00, Call if severe weather situation. TULIP TIME WEEK - May 3rd - May 8th Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 5:00 Parade Day, Saturday, May 8th, 10:00 to 6:00 SUMMER TIME - June 14th to Sept. 10th Monday through Wednesday, 10:00 to 5:00 Thursday and Fridays, 10:00 to 8:30 Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 FALL to DECEMBER 31st Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 5:00 SPECIAL GALLERY EVENTS AND DOWN TOWN EVENTS Special events call for special hours. Please check our events page or give us a call at 615-395-3025 AS ALWAYS, SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS ARE WELCOMED!

Restaurants

This list includes a selection of what is available downtown including breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, and desert stops!
Mizu Sushi is open from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m 7 days a week. Gluten-Free Options Beer/Wine Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Downtown
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Mizu Sushi
99 E 8th St
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Mizu Sushi is open from 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m 7 days a week. Gluten-Free Options Beer/Wine Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Downtown
Traditional Irish pub serving up great fun hearty food and the best pint around. Menus feature Irish and American dishes. 24 draft beers from around the world. Named one of the great whisky bars of the world by Whisky Magazine. Beer/Wine Available Catering Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown WiFi Group Capacity
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The Curragh Irish Pub
73 E 8th St
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Traditional Irish pub serving up great fun hearty food and the best pint around. Menus feature Irish and American dishes. 24 draft beers from around the world. Named one of the great whisky bars of the world by Whisky Magazine. Beer/Wine Available Catering Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown WiFi Group Capacity
Lemonjello's is a coffee and beverage establishment that also offers assorted baked goods and light lunch options. Outdoor seating is available. Check their website for live music or special events. Monthly open mic night. Catering Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown Hope College WiFi
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Lemonjello's Coffee
61 9th St
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Lemonjello's is a coffee and beverage establishment that also offers assorted baked goods and light lunch options. Outdoor seating is available. Check their website for live music or special events. Monthly open mic night. Catering Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown Hope College WiFi
Saunders Family Bakery, located at 102 S River Ave. in Holland, MI, is something that has grown from our love of quality baked goods. We source local, fresh ingredients for our menu. We also have a full coffee menu using Three Avocados coffee for our drinks. If you have an upcoming event we would love to help create the perfect menu for your event. Saunders Family Bakery exists to serve great pastries to all our community. So we offer a variety of gluten free, gluten free dairy free and vegan options. Catering Available Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown
Saunders Family Bakery
102 S River Ave
Saunders Family Bakery, located at 102 S River Ave. in Holland, MI, is something that has grown from our love of quality baked goods. We source local, fresh ingredients for our menu. We also have a full coffee menu using Three Avocados coffee for our drinks. If you have an upcoming event we would love to help create the perfect menu for your event. Saunders Family Bakery exists to serve great pastries to all our community. So we offer a variety of gluten free, gluten free dairy free and vegan options. Catering Available Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown
Chicago style deep-dish pizza right here in Holland! Crust 54 also serves a traditional thin crust pizza. All dough and sauces are made in house daily and they use only Grande cheese, which is free of preservatives and fillers. Many gluten free and vegetarian offerings available! Beer/Wine Available
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Crust 54
45 E 8th St
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Chicago style deep-dish pizza right here in Holland! Crust 54 also serves a traditional thin crust pizza. All dough and sauces are made in house daily and they use only Grande cheese, which is free of preservatives and fillers. Many gluten free and vegetarian offerings available! Beer/Wine Available
For 20 years, Butch TerHaar has provided a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and wine. Today, Butch's Dry Dock is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold the Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on an exceptional wine and beer list, Butch's menu is expressly designed to enhance the guest experience. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown Meeting/Banquet Room on Site WiFi Group Menu
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Butch's Dry Dock
44 E 8th St
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For 20 years, Butch TerHaar has provided a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and wine. Today, Butch's Dry Dock is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold the Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on an exceptional wine and beer list, Butch's menu is expressly designed to enhance the guest experience. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown Meeting/Banquet Room on Site WiFi Group Menu
You're sure to find the perfect combination of great beer and delicious food in a casual, eclectic, non-smoking atmosphere. Like our beer, which we and many refer to as "Art in Fermented Form," our food is handcrafted to satisfy every appetite. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown WiFi Group Capacity Group-Friendly
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New Holland Brewing - Pub on 8th
66 E 8th St
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You're sure to find the perfect combination of great beer and delicious food in a casual, eclectic, non-smoking atmosphere. Like our beer, which we and many refer to as "Art in Fermented Form," our food is handcrafted to satisfy every appetite. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown WiFi Group Capacity Group-Friendly
Homemade bagels, fresh baked muffins, cookies, coffee, sandwiches, soups and salads, all served in a unique atmosphere or take it "to go." Catering Available Outdoor Seating Serves Breakfast Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown
The Good Earth Cafe
14 East 7th Street
Homemade bagels, fresh baked muffins, cookies, coffee, sandwiches, soups and salads, all served in a unique atmosphere or take it "to go." Catering Available Outdoor Seating Serves Breakfast Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown
Ferris Cofffee - Holland, formerly known as JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar, is located in the heart of Holland, MI on 8th street. In 2014, JP's Coffee became a part of the Ferris family! In the Spring of 2018, the shop was renovated and re-opened as Ferris Coffee - Holland. We wanted to modernize the space and create a lively atmosphere where anyone could enjoy world-class coffee from a friendly, hospitable staff. In our newly renovated space, our trained baristas serve up espresso beverages, pour over coffee by the cup from the Pour Steady, drinks on tap (including Ferris Nitro Cold Brew), drinking chocolate, and variety of other signature drinks! Whether you're looking to get work done, relaxing with your family, or meeting a friend, our Holland shop is the place to go.
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Ferris Coffee - Holland
57 E 8th St
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Ferris Cofffee - Holland, formerly known as JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar, is located in the heart of Holland, MI on 8th street. In 2014, JP's Coffee became a part of the Ferris family! In the Spring of 2018, the shop was renovated and re-opened as Ferris Coffee - Holland. We wanted to modernize the space and create a lively atmosphere where anyone could enjoy world-class coffee from a friendly, hospitable staff. In our newly renovated space, our trained baristas serve up espresso beverages, pour over coffee by the cup from the Pour Steady, drinks on tap (including Ferris Nitro Cold Brew), drinking chocolate, and variety of other signature drinks! Whether you're looking to get work done, relaxing with your family, or meeting a friend, our Holland shop is the place to go.
Welcome to the beautiful city of Holland, home of the Tulip Time Festival, scenic sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, and a great downtown atmosphere. Being located in the heart of downtown Holland, the store is surrounded by the best local shops and restaurants. The downtown area's unique snowmelt system even allows for snow free sidewalks all winter long. Stop in and try our famous Mackinac Island fudge, Original Recipe ice-cream, or their hand made chocolates. Reward yourself with one of our fabulous specialty treats and a fresh brewed coffee drink while you cozy up by the indoor or outdoor fireplace. Stop in and enjoy the finest quality, traditional down-home confections priced with a value that focuses on being kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes. When you make candy the way Kilwins does, each and every piece is touched by Kilwins team members who care and take pride in making a high-quality product just for you.
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Kilwins Chocolates
62 E 8th St
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Welcome to the beautiful city of Holland, home of the Tulip Time Festival, scenic sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, and a great downtown atmosphere. Being located in the heart of downtown Holland, the store is surrounded by the best local shops and restaurants. The downtown area's unique snowmelt system even allows for snow free sidewalks all winter long. Stop in and try our famous Mackinac Island fudge, Original Recipe ice-cream, or their hand made chocolates. Reward yourself with one of our fabulous specialty treats and a fresh brewed coffee drink while you cozy up by the indoor or outdoor fireplace. Stop in and enjoy the finest quality, traditional down-home confections priced with a value that focuses on being kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes. When you make candy the way Kilwins does, each and every piece is touched by Kilwins team members who care and take pride in making a high-quality product just for you.
Peachwave makes its yogurt, gelato, and vegan flavors fresh in-store in micro-batches daily. Enjoy the super tasty creaminess in a bowl, smoothie, shake, or float along with over 70 toppings including fresh fruit, homemade whipped cream, gooey cookie dough, and many more fun toppings. At Peachwave, you create your own special creation and then enjoy in our bright and cozy store, sidewalk cafe, or the park next door!
Peachwave Frozen Yogurt & Gelato
6 W 8th St
Peachwave makes its yogurt, gelato, and vegan flavors fresh in-store in micro-batches daily. Enjoy the super tasty creaminess in a bowl, smoothie, shake, or float along with over 70 toppings including fresh fruit, homemade whipped cream, gooey cookie dough, and many more fun toppings. At Peachwave, you create your own special creation and then enjoy in our bright and cozy store, sidewalk cafe, or the park next door!
Holland's newest craft beer bar and brick oven restaurant. Hops features the best craft beer selection on the lake shore. With 65 taps of craft beer, six taps of wine, two beer engines (casks) and signature cocktails based on local spirits, Michigan beers and ciders. Fresh, local and open late every night.
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Hops at 84 East
84 E 8th St
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Holland's newest craft beer bar and brick oven restaurant. Hops features the best craft beer selection on the lake shore. With 65 taps of craft beer, six taps of wine, two beer engines (casks) and signature cocktails based on local spirits, Michigan beers and ciders. Fresh, local and open late every night.
Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Downtown
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Our Brewing Company
76 E 8th St
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Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Downtown
Cheapest breakfast and margaritas in Holland!
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Jackie's Place Restaurant
541 West 17th Street
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Cheapest breakfast and margaritas in Holland!

Kiddo Friendly Activities

We are a "one stop shopping" for all your treat needs. We manufacture over 50 flavors of popcorn on site with windows into our production area for viewing. We also supply a huge inventory of vintage and all time favorite candies.
Poppin Huis
224 S River Ave
We are a "one stop shopping" for all your treat needs. We manufacture over 50 flavors of popcorn on site with windows into our production area for viewing. We also supply a huge inventory of vintage and all time favorite candies.
More than just a place for books, the Herrick District Library is abuzz with activity year-round. The Library offers internet access, a used bookstore, and special classes and events throughout the year. It also houses one of the best genealogical collections in the state. Children will enjoy the reading carousel, native Michigan fish and turtle tanks, and special weekly story times designed for children of all ages.
Herrick District Library
300 S River Ave
More than just a place for books, the Herrick District Library is abuzz with activity year-round. The Library offers internet access, a used bookstore, and special classes and events throughout the year. It also houses one of the best genealogical collections in the state. Children will enjoy the reading carousel, native Michigan fish and turtle tanks, and special weekly story times designed for children of all ages.
Specialty Toy Store
Sandcastle For Kids
2 E 8th St
Specialty Toy Store