Heather & Joe's Holland Guidebook

Heather & Joe
Heather & Joe
Heather & Joe's Holland Guidebook

Food scene

This coffee shop is a must stop while you’re visiting holland. The atmosphere is inviting and the coffee and pastries are delish.
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KIN Coffee and Craft House
1200 Ottawa Beach Rd
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This coffee shop is a must stop while you’re visiting holland. The atmosphere is inviting and the coffee and pastries are delish.
Great beer, pizza and family friendly atmosphere. Located in DT Holland and offers takeout too.
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New Holland Brewing - Pub on 8th
66 E 8th St
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Great beer, pizza and family friendly atmosphere. Located in DT Holland and offers takeout too.
Good food, wonderful relaxed atmosphere, family friendly.
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Big Lake Brewing
13 W 7th St
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Good food, wonderful relaxed atmosphere, family friendly.
Wonderful breakfast and lunch food, blueberry donuts and an ideal place when you are in downtown Holland and need a quick bite to eat. Be sure to pick up one of their incredible pies to bring home.
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Bowerman's on 8th
2 East 8th Street
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Wonderful breakfast and lunch food, blueberry donuts and an ideal place when you are in downtown Holland and need a quick bite to eat. Be sure to pick up one of their incredible pies to bring home.
Fans of science fiction would love the distillery room of the Coppercraft: it looks like an engine room of a space ship, all gleaming metal and pipes.
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Coppercraft Distillery and Restaurant
184 120th Ave
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Fans of science fiction would love the distillery room of the Coppercraft: it looks like an engine room of a space ship, all gleaming metal and pipes.
Modern/Rustic American kitchen. Wine/Cider & Cocktails served.
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Seventy-Six
52 W 8th St
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Modern/Rustic American kitchen. Wine/Cider & Cocktails served.
One of our favorites, great staff, delish food served tapas style.
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Poquito- Holland
90 W 8th St
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One of our favorites, great staff, delish food served tapas style.
When you visit Holland State Park, be sure to stop here to grab a deep fried corn dog on your way home.
Dune Dogz & Treats
2233 Ottawa Beach Rd
When you visit Holland State Park, be sure to stop here to grab a deep fried corn dog on your way home.
This place gets very busy on Summer nights but is a Holland staple for ice cream. They serve soft serve, sundaes, popsicles and more. 7 min drive from the house.
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Captain Sundae
365 Douglas Ave
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This place gets very busy on Summer nights but is a Holland staple for ice cream. They serve soft serve, sundaes, popsicles and more. 7 min drive from the house.
Crane's In The City
11 E 8th St

Beach

Top Beaches
Tunnel park is walking distance from our house. They have a playground, a viewing area and a public beach with perfect sand.
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Tunnel Park
Tunnel Park Path
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Tunnel park is walking distance from our house. They have a playground, a viewing area and a public beach with perfect sand.
Huge expansive beach area right next to Big Red lighthouse. They also have a snack shack and life jackets for use.
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Holland State Park Beach
2215 Ottawa Beach Rd
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Huge expansive beach area right next to Big Red lighthouse. They also have a snack shack and life jackets for use.
This beach is a 35 min drive but definitely worth a trip if you have time. Lake Michigan is home to many beautiful Beaches and Oval beach stands out among them. With a wide, sandy beach backing up to low, coastal dunes, it’s really a dream location. Be sure to check out the cute town of Sagatuck on your way down or grab dinner there when heading back to the house.
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Oval Beach
690 Perryman St
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This beach is a 35 min drive but definitely worth a trip if you have time. Lake Michigan is home to many beautiful Beaches and Oval beach stands out among them. With a wide, sandy beach backing up to low, coastal dunes, it’s really a dream location. Be sure to check out the cute town of Sagatuck on your way down or grab dinner there when heading back to the house.

Rentals

There are bike paths all over Holland, if you need extra bikes- we recommend this place as an option.
Beachside Bike Rental
2011 Ottawa Beach Rd
Great place to buy or rent bikes if you are in the Downtown area.
Velo City Cycles
326 South River Avenue
Great place to buy or rent bikes if you are in the Downtown area.
This place is located on Lake Makatawa & you can rent Kayaks, paddle boards and a giant paddle board for up to 7 adults.
Macatawa Boat House
2136-2174 Ottawa Beach Road
This place is located on Lake Makatawa & you can rent Kayaks, paddle boards and a giant paddle board for up to 7 adults.
Great location to rent bikes and they also can repair bikes that you own.
Cross Country Cycle
345 Douglas Avenue
Great location to rent bikes and they also can repair bikes that you own.

Activities for kids

Fun for the whole family.
Critter Barn
9275 Adams St
Tired of the sand? You could take the kids here and enjoy their indoor water park, Alpine challenge, zip line, water cannons, tumble buckets and more. Perfect for a wide range of ages.
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Holland Community Aquatic Center
550 Maple Ave
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Tired of the sand? You could take the kids here and enjoy their indoor water park, Alpine challenge, zip line, water cannons, tumble buckets and more. Perfect for a wide range of ages.
Educational and interactive programs for the family, trails to explore and hike.
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De Graaf Nature Center
600 Graafschap Rd
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Educational and interactive programs for the family, trails to explore and hike.
One of our favorite places to go, perfect for a wide range of ages. They have trails, zip lines outdoor playground with climbing logs and a slide build into the hill. They even have some wild rescue birds, such as Bald Eagles.
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Outdoor Discovery Center
4214 56th St
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One of our favorite places to go, perfect for a wide range of ages. They have trails, zip lines outdoor playground with climbing logs and a slide build into the hill. They even have some wild rescue birds, such as Bald Eagles.
Gentle terrain for hikers or mountain biking. Pets on leashes welcome. The wooded area is 300 acres of trails. Easy hiking.
Riley Trails
Riley Trails
Gentle terrain for hikers or mountain biking. Pets on leashes welcome. The wooded area is 300 acres of trails. Easy hiking.
Wonderful place got get some pictures of kids trying on wooden shoes, this place has one activity after another. This 10-acres of “authentic” Dutch village of the 1800’s with its curious architecture is a delight for grownups and kids alike.
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Nelisin hollantilainen kylä
12350 James St
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Wonderful place got get some pictures of kids trying on wooden shoes, this place has one activity after another. This 10-acres of “authentic” Dutch village of the 1800’s with its curious architecture is a delight for grownups and kids alike.

Sightseeing

36 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, fun place to explore.
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Windmill Island
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36 acres of beautifully manicured grounds, fun place to explore.
Kuker-van Til Nature Preserve
2003 Perry St
Dune Climb & Boardwalk. A stunning 157 feet above Lake Michigan, with breathtaking views are accessible via an extensive stair system.
Mt. Pisgah Parking
2280 Ottawa Beach Road
Dune Climb & Boardwalk. A stunning 157 feet above Lake Michigan, with breathtaking views are accessible via an extensive stair system.
Kollen Park is a beautiful park on the shore of Lake Macatawa located less than a mile from downtown Holland. The park has a boat launch ramp, a roofed picnic shelter with tables, and a playground for children.
Kollen Park Drive
Kollen Park Drive
Kollen Park is a beautiful park on the shore of Lake Macatawa located less than a mile from downtown Holland. The park has a boat launch ramp, a roofed picnic shelter with tables, and a playground for children.
Located along a secluded section of the Lake Michigan shore, the Saugatuck Dunes State Park covers over 1000 acres along 2.5 miles of shoreline. Here visitors will find some impressive coastal dunes, some of which are over 200 feet tall.
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Saugatuck Dunes State Park
6575 138th Ave
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Located along a secluded section of the Lake Michigan shore, the Saugatuck Dunes State Park covers over 1000 acres along 2.5 miles of shoreline. Here visitors will find some impressive coastal dunes, some of which are over 200 feet tall.

Kayak launch

Pigeon Creek Kayak Launch
7170 Holly Dr
You can access lake macatawa here, plus there is a playground for kids and a good picnic area too. Also have a boardwalk by the water.
Howard B. Dunton Park
290 Howard Ave
You can access lake macatawa here, plus there is a playground for kids and a good picnic area too. Also have a boardwalk by the water.
This is also a great place to launch boats/kayaks. Close to downtown.
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Kollen Park
240 Kollen Park Dr
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This is also a great place to launch boats/kayaks. Close to downtown.