Unique area attractions, points of interest & free performances during Tulip Time in the Holland, Michigan area.
Click here to view a digital visitors guide from the Holland Area Visitors Bureau!
1 Adventure Company
If you are looking for kayaks, paddleboards, pontoons, bikes and charter fishing, look no further than 1 Adventure Company. We only offer the best customer service and all the equipment is less than 2 years old. Our guides are pros in their areas and offer individual lessons and group tours with the favorite being the guided kayak tour of Windmill Island.
With simple ingredients grown by local farmers, Coppercraft Distillery creates a full line of distilled spirits that celebrate the harvest, a shared passion for hard work, and exceptional quality.
Graafschap Heritage Center
An authentic presentation and display of the historic greater Holland, MI colony established in 1847 including a real log church, genealogy collection and local points of interest. Group tours by appointment.
Holland Area Arts Council
The Holland Area Arts Council hosts multiple events showcasing local, national, and international work of professional and student artists. Special features during Tulip Time are the Tulip Time Quilt Show, Quilt Raffle, Art in Bloom poster art originals and voting as well as the Holland Friends of Art Tulip Time Exhibition.
Holland Garden Club — Herrick District Library
The 73rd annual Tulip Time Flower Show is presented by the Holland Garden Club. This year’s show, “Poetic Expressions,” features entries of locally-grown horticulture specimens, dozens of tulip varieties, artistic flower designs, table arrangements and more. www.michigangardenclubs.org
FREE and open to the public!
|Tuesday, May 7||3pm–9pm|
|Wednesday, May 8||9am–9pm|
|Thursday, May 9||9am–6pm|
|Friday, May 10||9am–6pm|
Holland Museum & Dutch Galleries
Open the doors to one of the best collections of Dutch Masters in the country, including Rembrandt’s “Seated Beggar” at the Holland Museum. The collection houses the history of America’s Holland — from the settlement of Van Raalte’s pioneers, through the devastating fire of 1871.
Cappon House & Settlers House
Walk into life as we used to know it. Witness the life of the early settlers of 1867 in the restored home of an immigrant family. A few doors down visit the stately home of Holland’s first mayor — Isaac Cappon.
Hope College Dimnent Chapel Organ Recitals
Hear Hope College’s two beautiful pipe organs housed in its splendid Gothic chapel. See a two manual authentic Dutch organ imported from the Netherlands and a magnificent four manual E.M. Skinner organ (1929). Enjoy faculty and alumni organists perform a series of pieces covering a wide variety of music in 20-minute recitals. Last recital begins at 1:30pm. (Free to attend)
|Wednesday, May 8||10am–2pm|
|Thursday, May 9||10am–2pm|
|Friday, May 10||10am–2pm|
|Saturday, May 11||10am–2pm|
Nelis’ Dutch Village Family Theme Park & Wooden Shoe Factory
Step back into the Netherlands of over 100 years ago, complete with authentic Dutch architecture, flowering gardens, canals and windmills. The history and culture of the Dutch come to life as our associates, dressed in native costumes including wooden shoes, demonstrate the crafts and life in those olden days. The kids will have a blast sliding down the giant wooden shoe, feeding farm animals, riding the Dutch Swing ride or the “Petal Pumper Carts.”
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
A community-based art center with professional theater, concerts, films, exhibitions, classes and more. During Tulip Time view our exhibition of new works from Sonnezimmer, the Chicago-based print duo of Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi. Known for their fearless experimentation and boundary-busting approach to art-making, Sonnenzimmer blurs boundaries between art and design. Their exhibition, "I’m not trying to change anything. I’m just changing." is open M-F, 9am - 5pm free of charge and during evening events. Tickets and information at www.sc4a.org
Veldheer’s Tulip Gardens & DeKlomp Wooden Shoe & Delft Factory
Find acres of beautiful blooms each May at Holland’s only Tulip Farm. With over 5 million tulips, it’s a great opportunity to see fields of beautiful flowers. At the Wooden Shoe and Delft Factory, you can talk with the artists as they hand carve your very own wooden shoes or handpaint blue and white delftware.
Windmill Island Gardens
A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland featuring 36 acres of manicured gardens, over 150,000 tulips, dikes, canals, walking paths. The centerpiece is an authentic, working Dutch windmill, “De Zwaan”. There is also an Antique Children’s Carousel, Amsterdam street organ, and “Story of DeZwaan” movie offering additional cultural history. During Tulip Time, the Island hosts a Historic Dutch Trade Fair and authentic Dutch food from Tante Nellie’s Kitchen Tante Nellie’s is open every day but Sunday while the Trade Fair runs all week with additional vendors during the first weekend.