Places to Explore in Holland, Michigan

Holland, Michigan is where the Lake Michigan shoreline meets white sandy beaches. Come explore the charming small town with big city amenities! From the trails and dunes to climb and hike, to a busy main street filled with shops, restaurants and breweries, to the laid back beaches, there’s something for everyone one to enjoy in Holland, Michigan.


Go take a visit to Michigan’s most photographed lighthouse! The Holland Harbor Lighthouse is an important part of the history of Holland. Located at the south side, you can walk along the board walk to the pier at Holland State Park for views of the big red along with seeing it at Mt. Pisgah. 

State Park

Holland State Park is an ideal place for a beach day adventure. Spanning over 142 acres of rolling dunes, white sandy beaches, and the two lakes, Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan. The park offers fishing, a boat launch, a concession stand with restrooms and changing area, a small playground and even camping.

Windmill Island Garden

Take a visit to the Windmill Island Garden to see the only operating Dutch windmill left standing in the United States named “De Zwaan” that was brought over from the Netherlands in 1964. Throughout the Windmill Island Gardens as you explore through the 36 acres of lush gardens and canals, you will find a hand-painted Dutch carousel, children’s playground, picnic areas, all the flags of the Netherlands, gift shops, and much more.

Holland Museum

What better way to explore Holland than visiting the Holland Museum to gain more insight on the town and its history from its founding by Dutch immigrants to today’s innovative and diverse community. The Holland Museum strives to enhance a visitor’s experience through programs, events, exhibits and community engagement. 

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