The Holland area boasts six million tulips, planted and ready to burst forth in bloom in early spring. Located in city parks, at public attractions and Holland's Tulip Lanes.
beautiful beach town of Holland has
been celebrating its Dutch heritage and culture since 1929 and the festivities
continue this year. From May 2-9, 2015 the Tulip Time Festival will
feature parades, traditional Dutch Dance
performances, concerts, theatre, Dutch attractions, Dutch food and more. More
than 500,000 people from 40 countries travel to the Holland Tulip Time Festival each
your visit at the Tulip Time Festival, you'll see more than four
million tulips decorating city parks, public attractions and city streets.
Drive the six miles of Tulip Lanes through
Holland's historic neighborhoods. For more of nature’s beauty, explore Windmill Island Gardens,
home to manicured gardens with more than 115,000 tulips, a 250 year-old working
Dutch windmill and an antique Dutch carousel. For a more adventurous day, take
your family to the Midway Carnival, or have a blast at the Nelis’ Dutch Village Family
Theme Park, where the history of the Dutch culture comes to life. Continue the
Dutch experience at Dutch Marktplaats,
a marketplace where you can delight in the tastes, sights, sounds and crafts of
19th century Holland.
Tulip Time Festival features three spectacular parades.
See the traditional Volksparade, led by thousands of locals in traditional
Dutch costumes. Participants gather at the beginning of the parade for the
official Street Scrubbing, which includes an appearance by Michigan Governor
Rick Snyder. The Johnson Controls Kinderparade, or “children’s parade,” is
the largest parade of children in the state. The
parade series finishes with GMB Muziekparade "music
parade," one of the most spectacular parades in the state, featuring
4,000 participants including floats, dancers, and bands along Michigan's
longest parade route.
a relaxed way to experience the tulips? Book a Tulip City Tour!
The tours are offered daily; purchase your same-day tour tickets at the booth
at Centennial Park The hop-on, hop-off tour allows easy access through
beautiful Tulip Lanes, Holland’s Historic District, city parks and downtown,
and includes admission to Windmill Island Gardens and the Holland Museum,
Cappon House and Settler's House.
visiting Holland, make sure to take in beautiful Lake Michigan. Visit Holland State Park to
view Big Red Lighthouse or Tunnel Park beach to watch a sunset. For a
little more adventure, climb the 230 steps to the top of Mt. Pisgah, a 157 foot
sand dune. Here, enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa.
Holland is a great destinations for unique, first-class shopping and dining.
For Holland travel information and suggestions, click here.
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