Amanda's Guidebook

Amanda
Amanda's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Theme park celebrating Netherlands with a wooden shoe factory, cheese-making and a petting zoo.
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Nelis' Dutch Village
12350 James Street
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Theme park celebrating Netherlands with a wooden shoe factory, cheese-making and a petting zoo.
Holland’s only tulip farm. In the spring you will see over four million tulips in bloom along with thousands of daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths. June through mid-October the gardens feature a variety of perennials. ( All varieties of bulbs are available for purchase.
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Veldheer Tulip Gardens
12755 Quincy Street
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Holland’s only tulip farm. In the spring you will see over four million tulips in bloom along with thousands of daffodils, crocus, and hyacinths. June through mid-October the gardens feature a variety of perennials. ( All varieties of bulbs are available for purchase.
Watch as wooden shoes are carved from a block of poplar wood on machines imported from the Netherlands. Follow delftware production From the pouring of liquid clay into molds and firing in the kiln; talk to the artists as they hand-paint the signature -blue Dutch designs in the only Delftware production facility in North American
De Klomp Wooden Shoe & Delftware Factory
12755 Quincy St
Watch as wooden shoes are carved from a block of poplar wood on machines imported from the Netherlands. Follow delftware production From the pouring of liquid clay into molds and firing in the kiln; talk to the artists as they hand-paint the signature -blue Dutch designs in the only Delftware production facility in North American
From the old country to the new world, the Holland Museum & Dutch Galleries present a distinctive collection of artifacts and art that tell the story-from Holland - from the arrival of the Dutch in 1847 to Holland’s diverse ethnic heritage off today 
Holland Museum
31 West 10th Street
From the old country to the new world, the Holland Museum & Dutch Galleries present a distinctive collection of artifacts and art that tell the story-from Holland - from the arrival of the Dutch in 1847 to Holland’s diverse ethnic heritage off today 
Hold a chick, Hug a lamb or bunny, Bottle feed a goat kid, Pet a calf or a goat. Admission is free donations are appreciated.
Critter Barn
9275 Adams Street
Hold a chick, Hug a lamb or bunny, Bottle feed a goat kid, Pet a calf or a goat. Admission is free donations are appreciated.
One of the last of its kind in America, Holland Bowl Mill makes solid Hardwood balls and various wooden products of the highest quality each piece begins with beach, Maple, cherry, Walmart, or red oak logs harvested from sustainable for us throughout Michigan in the Midwest. It is lovingly and carve sanded and finished by skilled artisans like they were more than 100 years ago.
Holland Bowl Mill
120 James Street
One of the last of its kind in America, Holland Bowl Mill makes solid Hardwood balls and various wooden products of the highest quality each piece begins with beach, Maple, cherry, Walmart, or red oak logs harvested from sustainable for us throughout Michigan in the Midwest. It is lovingly and carve sanded and finished by skilled artisans like they were more than 100 years ago.
Big Red is best viewed from across the channel at Holland State Park, (2241 Ottawa Beach Rd. , 49424)  BUT.... from my house you can walk back to the Lighthouse. About a mile down the road from me you can park and walk a 1/4 mile back to lighthouse.
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Big Red Lighthouse
2215 Ottawa Beach Road
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Big Red is best viewed from across the channel at Holland State Park, (2241 Ottawa Beach Rd. , 49424)  BUT.... from my house you can walk back to the Lighthouse. About a mile down the road from me you can park and walk a 1/4 mile back to lighthouse.
Tranquil, waterfront park featuring a playground great for kids! Also the boat launch ramps are there and picnic areas with a band shelter.
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Kollen Park
240 Kollen Park Drive
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Tranquil, waterfront park featuring a playground great for kids! Also the boat launch ramps are there and picnic areas with a band shelter.
They have a restaurant also! Great apple cider doughnuts!!
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Crane Orchards U-Pick and Corn Maze
6054 124th Avenue
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They have a restaurant also! Great apple cider doughnuts!!
Right at the Civic Center parking lot at the end of eighth Street. In the summer it’s usually Saturdays and Wednesdays in the morning to early afternoon, but they have a winter one inside also.
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Holland Farmers Market
150 W 8th St
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Right at the Civic Center parking lot at the end of eighth Street. In the summer it’s usually Saturdays and Wednesdays in the morning to early afternoon, but they have a winter one inside also.
Great old fashion candy store! Homemade paddle pops! Sea foam is my favorite.
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Holland Peanut Store
46 East 8th Street
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Great old fashion candy store! Homemade paddle pops! Sea foam is my favorite.
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Felt Mansion Historical Marker
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Windmill Island Gardens
1 Lincoln Avenue
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Kilwins Chocolates
62 E 8th St
The only restaurant on the south side of Lake Macatawa that’s on the water. Connects to Kollen Park and the Heinz waterfront walkway.
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Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant
216 Van Raalte Avenue
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The only restaurant on the south side of Lake Macatawa that’s on the water. Connects to Kollen Park and the Heinz waterfront walkway.
Walkway right on lake Macatawa
Heinz Waterfront Walkway
Walkway right on lake Macatawa

Festivals

Welkom to Tulip Time, a world - renowned cultural Celebration nestled in the beautiful city of Holland, MI. Tulip time festival is dedicated to honoring West Michigan’s Dutch heritage, showcasing millions of tulips, and celebrating the Holland community today. The experience is so much more than tulips - With local and national entertainment, Dutch dancers, markets, fireworks, local art, some of the largest parades in the state, and more - Tulip Time is truly an experience you don’t want to miss. Make plans now to visit us for a 91st tulip time that’s for May 2 through the 10th 2020!
Tulip Time Festival, Inc
74 West 8th St
Welkom to Tulip Time, a world - renowned cultural Celebration nestled in the beautiful city of Holland, MI. Tulip time festival is dedicated to honoring West Michigan’s Dutch heritage, showcasing millions of tulips, and celebrating the Holland community today. The experience is so much more than tulips - With local and national entertainment, Dutch dancers, markets, fireworks, local art, some of the largest parades in the state, and more - Tulip Time is truly an experience you don’t want to miss. Make plans now to visit us for a 91st tulip time that’s for May 2 through the 10th 2020!

Food scene

I love going out for breakfast! One of my favs!
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The Biscuit
450 Washington Avenue
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I love going out for breakfast! One of my favs!
Go early for breakfast! Home of the hash brown omelette!
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Windmill Restaurant
28 W 8th St
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Go early for breakfast! Home of the hash brown omelette!
North side sit down breakfast favorite! Many Dutch recipes!
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Deboer Bakkerij
360 Douglas Avenue
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North side sit down breakfast favorite! Many Dutch recipes!
Close by! South side.. Great to grab a snack going to or from the beach or for a picnic! Fried chicken, fries, donuts, ice cream, coffee, pastries, cookies and breads!
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Deboer Bakerij
380 West 16th St.
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Close by! South side.. Great to grab a snack going to or from the beach or for a picnic! Fried chicken, fries, donuts, ice cream, coffee, pastries, cookies and breads!
I love their signature salmon bake it’s topped with herbed rémoulade! So delicious!! Always comes with the mixed vegetable that’s wonderful! And you get to pick your potato and you get a salad and the bread is awesome my husband and I always get the salsa ranch salad dressing.
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Crazy Horse Steak House-Saloon
2027 N Park Dr
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I love their signature salmon bake it’s topped with herbed rémoulade! So delicious!! Always comes with the mixed vegetable that’s wonderful! And you get to pick your potato and you get a salad and the bread is awesome my husband and I always get the salsa ranch salad dressing.
Great breakfasts!
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Ida Red's Cottage
645 Water St
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Great breakfasts!
Great fun in the summer! Music outside by the water. They make a great drink and great food!
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The Butler
40 Butler St
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Great fun in the summer! Music outside by the water. They make a great drink and great food!
Best Ice cream!! If you love pecans than you need to try a Tommy Turtle or a Tammy turtle ❤️
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Captain Sundae
247 West 40th Street
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Best Ice cream!! If you love pecans than you need to try a Tommy Turtle or a Tammy turtle ❤️
One of a kind pizza!
Fricano's Too
174 S River Ave
One of a kind pizza!
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The Curragh Irish Pub
73 East 8th Street
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Mizu Sushi
99 E 8th St
HopCat Holland
80 W 8th St
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Seventy-Six
52 W 8th St
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Poquito- Holland
90 W 8th St
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Hops at 84 East
84 East 8th Street
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Waverly Stone Gastropub
20 W 8th St
Wooden Shoe Restaurant
441 US-31
This is one mile away and the closest restaurant to our place.
Paisley Pig
1642 South Shore Drive
This is one mile away and the closest restaurant to our place.
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Lolo's Bar & Grill
1862 Ottawa Beach Rd
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Beechwood Grill
380 Douglas Ave
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Borrowed Time
329 Water St
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Our favorite pizza to pick up and eat at home!!
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Pizza Mambo
10 Blue Star Hwy
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Our favorite pizza to pick up and eat at home!!
Dan and I love this place 😃
El Rancho
770 E 16th St
Dan and I love this place 😃
Dan loves The chicken pad Thai and he gets a spicy level 2 so it’s not too hot.
Pho Mekong Restaurant
143 Douglas Avenue
Dan loves The chicken pad Thai and he gets a spicy level 2 so it’s not too hot.

Great drinks!

It’s an experience! Reminded me of a cool old pharmacy. Lol.. The Ambience was great!
Obstacle No. 1
92 West 8th Street
It’s an experience! Reminded me of a cool old pharmacy. Lol.. The Ambience was great!
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New Holland Brewing - Pub on 8th
66 East 8th Street
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BIGGBY COFFEE
1000 Washington Avenue

Beaches

9 minute drive from my house. Must climb stairs up and over the dune. Around 350 steps one way.
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Laketown Beach
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9 minute drive from my house. Must climb stairs up and over the dune. Around 350 steps one way.
Public Recreation area covering 1000 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan Between Holland and Saugatuck. 10 minute drive from my house!
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Saugatuck Dunes State Park
6575 138th Avenue
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Public Recreation area covering 1000 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan Between Holland and Saugatuck. 10 minute drive from my house!
Oval beach has been rated by Conde Naste’s Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world!
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Oval Beach
690 Perryman Street
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Oval beach has been rated by Conde Naste’s Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world!
Lakeside picnic sites and a reservable lodge, swimming, A dog beach, hiking trails and a playground.
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Kirk Park
9791 Lake Shore Dr
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Lakeside picnic sites and a reservable lodge, swimming, A dog beach, hiking trails and a playground.
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Holland State Park - Beach Parking
2351 Ottawa Beach Rd
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Tunnel Park
66 North Lakeshore Drive
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Stores

Great selection here! They have a deli attached to this huge liquor store.
King's Cove Beer Wine Spirits & Deli
430 W 17th St
Great selection here! They have a deli attached to this huge liquor store.
Close and Convenient hometown store for forgotten groceries etc. liquor and beer also.. Great candy selection for the kids!
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Central Park Market
1158 S Shore Dr
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Close and Convenient hometown store for forgotten groceries etc. liquor and beer also.. Great candy selection for the kids!
Groceries, clothes, pharmacy.. one stop
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Meijer
746 East 16th Street
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Groceries, clothes, pharmacy.. one stop
Grocery store closer than Meijer probably less expensive then Wiersma’s Central Market.
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Family Fare Supermarket
1185 Washington Avenue
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Grocery store closer than Meijer probably less expensive then Wiersma’s Central Market.

Boat rides

Great way to get out on Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan.
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Holland Princess
290 Howard Avenue
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Great way to get out on Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan.
Fun time!
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Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises
716 Water St
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Fun time!