Plan Your Visit
Sorry, we are CLOSED!
We are temporarily closed due to the Governor’s ‘Shelter in Place’ order to keep us safe & healthy. We hope to open as soon as safely possible though at this time we do not have a firm date. In the meantime, locals may continue to enjoy our grounds as a municipal park. For updates, check our website or Facebook page. For individual concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll let you know as soon as we have any updates in this rapidly changing environment.
- There are no public restrooms available
- The playground equipment is NOT being sanitized and should not be used to avoid spreading germs.
- Remember to practice social distancing (6 feet!)
We hope to see you soon – stay safe & healthy!
Admission Fee when we open:
Youth (3-15)- $5
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 pre-registered groups of 20+ people. To register your group, send us an email at email@example.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. Costumed guides give tours of DeZwaan through-out the day.
- Antique Dutch Carousel featuring hand-carved and painted wooden horses
- Children’s Garden
- Gift Shop
- Little Netherlands Village Display
- Molenwinkel Shop
- Picnic Areas
- The Post House is an exact replica of a 14th century wayside Inn. Inside you can view a 12 minute film-"The Story of DeZwaan"-and rest in our gathering space.
- Over 100,000 tulips bloom in the spring. In the summer, annual plants and flowers decorate the grounds.
Time Spent at Windmill Island Gardens
Please plan a 2 hour visit to Windmill Island Gardens
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.
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.
Please, no drones on the property.
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.
Goals and Objectives
To develop and maintain a high quality, local, state, and national tourist attraction, which reflects the Dutch heritage of the City of Holland, supports the Tulip Time Festival, as well as the local tourism economy, and provides a facility for the community to celebrate special events.