Tulip Time 2021
*** Please note that our park is currently restricted to 1,000 visitors at a time. During peak visitor times (especially the weekends of Tulip Time) there may be lines to enter our parking lot and the park itself. Visitors are encouraged to plan ahead and schedule visits for weekdays or outside of Tulip Time to avoid congestion. We cannot ensure entry to the park until admission is purchased. Thank you for your understanding.
When is Tulip Time?
Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 9.
What are your hours for Tulip Time?
During Tulip Time, the park opens at 9am and remains open until 7pm with admission sold at 6pm. Please plan ahead as only guests who have purchased a ticket by 6pm will be allowed entry. Due to visitor number restrictions, there may be lines to enter our parking lot and ticket booth - entry to the park is not guaranteed until a ticket is purchased. During the remainder of our season (April 17-October 3) we are open 9:30am to 6pm with admission sold at 5pm.
When should I visit?
Tulip Time is a very popular period to visit our park; we encourage visits on weekdays or outside of Tulip Time to ensure access to the park. We usually have tulips in bloom before and after the festival. The weekends of Tulip Time are especially busy and our parking lot will fill up – weekdays tend to be a little less busy. There may be capacity restrictions in place which require us to limit the number of guests in the park at one time.
When will the tulips bloom?
While it is too early to predict peak bloom, our tulips generally begin blooming in late April and last through mid-May. We have a variety of tulips so they cascade into color rather than all blooming at once.
What is admission?
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 3-15 years old. We encourage guests to pay with credit card to avoid physical money transactions.
Is parking available?
Yes, we have a ~250 car parking area. When it is full, our causeway is closed to incoming traffic until spots open up. Additional free parking is available in Downtown Holland including a parking structure on 7th Street between Columbia & College Avenues (just past our entrance on the right) – from there it is just under a mile walk to our ticket booth.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Guests should bring a mask as they must be worn in all buildings and should be worn on the grounds if guests cannot properly social distance. This is done for the safety of other guests and our staff. Thank you for your understanding.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
While we do not currently offer advance ticket purchase, guests may purchase a membership online HERE which provides free access to our site and free/reduced access to dozens of other American Horticultural Society reciprocal gardens in the US and Canada. Please allow 2 weeks for your membership card to arrive. Note that there may still be lines to enter the parking lot and the park itself. Due to visitor number restrictions, we are unable to guarantee entrance to the park at peak times.
What is currently open and not open?
We are considering each part of the park separately to provide a safe and quality guest experience. We will continue monitoring state health guidelines to determine when other attractions may open safely.
* Please note that masks are required for visitors to enter any building - Come prepared! Please also follow building capacity restrictions and social distancing.
‘De Zwaan’ Windmill Tours. Guests are invited to walk through the mill on a socially-distanced, self-guided tour. Please note that only a certain number of guests are allowed at one time and some areas are restricted to avoid crowding.
Our beautiful gardens and grounds featuring tulips and many other flowers and plants
‘The Four Columns’ Amsterdam Street Organ will be demonstrated throughout the day
Welkom Movie and Virtual Windmill Tour - moved to Celebration Pavilion to provide adequate social distancing
Posthouse Visitor Services Center (including Restrooms)
Little Netherlands miniature village display
REMAINING CLOSED FOR NOW:
Is food available?
Unfortunately, we are unable to offer on-site food service at this time. However, there are many indoor & outdoor options just outside our entrance in downtown Holland.
What else is there to do around town?
While Tulip Time is a little different this year, Holland still has a lot to offer. Check out the festival website to see what is going on the week of Tulip Time as well as Holland.org to find places to eat, sleep and have fun.
What steps are being taken to ensure the safety of visitors?
We will be following all local, state and federal guidelines to instruct us how to open and maintain our attractions. We will be limiting the number of visitors in our buildings (Windmill, Posthouse, Gift Shops and Celebration Pavilion). Masks must be worn in all buildings and should be worn if guests cannot properly social distance on the grounds.
Staff will be cleaning shared surfaces throughout the day with a thorough cleaning done each evening and as needed. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the park for guest and staff use.
We ask that anyone who has COVID-19, has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 2 weeks, or is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea or loss of sense of taste/smell) refrain from visiting our park at this time.
Can I buy flour, wooden shoes, Delft, etc.?
Yes, we offer a range of local and Dutch souvenirs in our Gift Shops. Please note that mill products (flour, grits, etc.) may be limited or unavailable at this time.
How can I help support Windmill Island Gardens?
We would welcome you to purchase a membership to support our work HERE. They allow free access to Windmill Island Gardens as well as free/reduced access to many gardens in the American Horticultural Society reciprocal program. Donations to assist our future endeavors are accepted HERE and very much appreciated!