Plan Your Visit

General Information

2022 Season Dates & Information: We will be open from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, October 2, 7 days a week, with admission of $12 for adults and $6 for ages 3 to 15. Our park opens at 9:30am with last admission at 5pm and the park closing at 6pm. We continue to monitor governmental pandemic restrictions/suggestions and will open all attractions we can legally and safely do so. Please see our current information for the 2022 season HERE.

Tulip Time: The 2022 Tulip Time festival will be Saturday, May 7 through Sunday, May 15. Over 125,000 tulips in dozens of varieties have been planted in large fields and many smaller beds. Hours during the festival are extended: we open at 9am with last admission at 6pm and the park closing at 7pm. Please note that Tulip Time can be very busy as we typically welcome ~50,000 visitors in one week. Our park and 300-space parking lot may reach capacity and need to be restricted, especially on the weekends. We would advise visiting during the week or before/after the festival to avoid crowds.

Peak Bloom Week (July 24-30): By the end of July our display of annuals and perennials is looking amazing! We invite you to check out the Island during Peak Bloom Week to see a spectacular show of color. Our horticulture staff has been busy planting over 5,000 annuals in 80+ varieties throughout 40 beds and 70 containers. In addition, over 300 perennials were added this year alone! Our garden theme this year is Holidays so there will be plenty to celebrate!

Holland Residents: Holland residents are admitted free of charge with their Holland, MI drivers license with the exception of Tulip Time.

Group Rates: Group rates are available for per-registered groups of 20+ people paying together. During Tulip Time, all members of the group must arrive in one vehicle (due to parking restrictions.) To register your group, send us an email at windmill@cityofholland.com or call (616) 355-1030. Visit our Group Tours page for more information.

Windmill Island Gardens Description

A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features an original working Dutch windmill named "De Zwaan" (the Swan) brought over from the Netherlands in 1964. The windmill, which reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades, towers over 36 acres of gardens, dikes, canals, and picnic areas. Currently, self-guided tours of the windmill are available during open hours.

Features

  • The 'Four Columns' Street organ - a gift from the City of Amsterdam to the City of Holland
  • Antique Dutch Carousel featuring hand-carved and painted wooden horses (currently closed)
  • Dozens of varieties of annuals and perennials in bloom throughout the season.
  • Children’s Garden
  • Gift Shop featuring local and Dutch souvenirs
  • Little Netherlands Village Display
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • The Posthouse Visitor Center is an exact replica of a 14th-century wayside Inn. 
  • Over 100,000 tulips bloom in the spring. In the summer and early fall, dozens of varieties of annual and perennial plants and flowers decorate the grounds.

Time Spent at Windmill Island Gardens

With 30+ acres and many attractions to explore, we'd encourage you to allow 2+ hours for your visit. At Tulip Time, more time may be required due to crowds.

Accessibility

The park is accessible, with the exception of the upper floors of the Windmill. Wheelchairs are available for use on site- please inquire at Visitor Services in the Post House.

Pet Friendly

Pets are allowed with the exclusion of the Windmill and gift shop due to food processing. Pets will need to be leashed and picked up after. We have Doggie-Pot bag dispensers available to our visitors around the park.

Drones

Drones are not allowed on the property without prior permission from the park manager. Permitted pilots must be properly licensed and insured

American Public Gardens Association & the American Horticultural Society

Windmill Island Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and American Horticultural Society. A current Windmill Island Gardens, American Horticultural Society or other participating garden membership entitles you to special reciprocal admission privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens!

Click HERE for more information on becoming a Windmill Island Gardens member.

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