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Visitor’s Guide to Holland, MI

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If you’ve ever wanted to visit a location that truly has something everyone will enjoy, you won’t have to go any farther than Holland, MI. No matter what time of year you visit this exciting town, you’ll enjoy plenty of sites and a lot of activities to participate in.

In the spring, you can enjoy Holland’s signature annual event, Tulip Time. You can visit the city’s parks and gardens and see millions of colorful tulips in their full glory.

Summer is ideal for enjoying any one of the five beaches along Lake Michigan that are within a short 15-minute drive from Holland.

The fall is when you can take part in the town’s Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival, the Holland Museum’s Civil War Muster and Encampment and the downtown area’s Mannequin Night. You can kick off winter with some enjoyable shopping in downtown Holland where you’ll discover more than 100 locally-owned shops and eateries. You can also find some unique holiday gifts at Holland’s European KerstMarkt.

Museums and Art Centers

Holland, MI has long been known as a hotspot for artists of all types. With Hope College having four fully accredited arts programs and the town’s combination of diverse cultures, it’s no surprise that you’ll find a number of historical and contemporary museums and art centers in Holland.

Here are some of the must-see museums and art centers you should check out when you visit Holland, MI:

  • Big Red Lighthouse: Like the city of Holland, the town’s Big Red Lighthouse has a fascinating history that includes many gripping twists and turns. Known affectionately as “Big Red,” the Big Red Lighthouse is still a working lighthouse that should be on everyone’s must-see list of attractions.
  • Cappon House Museum: This museum allows you to experience the life of a Dutch settler who became a wealthy community leader. In addition to being an influential voice in the community during the 19th century, Isaac Cappon was also the father of 16 children. When you visit Cappon House Museum, you can see some of the Cappon family’s personal possessions and furniture.
  • DePree Art Center and Gallery: The Depree Art Center and Gallery is the home of the Hope College Arts Department. It’s also where you’ll be able to see special art exhibits throughout the year. You can tour the art center and gallery for free.

Outdoor Fun

Whether you want to pick some blueberries, go swimming or boating, rent a bike or relax in a park, there isn’t a shortage of great places to visit for some outdoor fun when you’re in Holland. Here are some locations you should visit during your stay:

  • Holland State Park
  • Tunnel Park
  • Bachelor One Fishing Charter
  • Beachside Bike Rentals
  • Beach H2O Excursions
  • Behm Blueberry Farms
  • Black Pearl Sportfishing
  • Bouws Pools
  • Centennial Park

Visit Giordano’s

Just like you can always find something to do and see in Holland, MI, you can always order a satisfying meal from Giordano’s. From handmade stuffed pizza to hearty sandwiches to flavorful pasta, tasty appetizers, fresh salads and more, you’ll find something that hits the spot.

No matter what attractions you plan to visit or what activities you’re going to participate in, we have the food and beverages that can keep you full and energized. Make the most of your visit to Holland by visiting Giordano’s to enjoy Italian fare that will keep you on the go.