Plan Your Visit

General Information


We opened our park for the 2020 season on June 15. Things are currently a little different due to the COVID-19 pandemic but we are happy to be welcoming guests once again.  Please find out more about our 2020 changes here. For individual concerns, please contact us at windmill@cityofholland.com. We’ll let you know as soon as we have any updates in this rapidly changing environment.

Please note:
- Building access is limited and guests should wear a mask when inside (unless they are medically unable to do so.)
- 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!


Temporary Admission Fee is $5 with kids 8 & under free.

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 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. Costumed guides give tours of DeZwaan through-out the day (currently replaced by a virtual movie tour of the windmill.)

Features

  • Antique Dutch Carousel featuring hand-carved and painted wooden horses (currently closed)
  • Canals
  • Children’s Garden
  • Gift Shop
  • Little Netherlands Village Display
  • Molenwinkel Shop
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • 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

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

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.

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