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Windmill Island Gardens, Holland

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Be transported to a little Dutch town at Windmill Island Gardens and experience the local culture here. The main attraction is a retired windmill originating in the Netherlands which is now the only working Dutch windmill in the United States. The island is also open for tourists throughout the year. Walk through it, admire the replicas of historical Dutch buildings, take in youngsters performing the traditional “klompen dance," and soak in the natural beauty of the gardens. Plan to see Windmill Island Gardens and other attractions that appeal to you using our Holland tour itinerary planner.
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  • This attraction wasn't the easiest to find, but then again, we might not have looked for the best way. All in all, it was well worth the hunt for it. I learned a thing or two about Dutch culture... 
    This attraction wasn't the easiest to find, but then again, we might not have looked for the best way. All in all, it was well worth the hunt for it. I learned a thing or two about Dutch culture...  more »
  • This was our first visit to the Windmill Island Garden. We took the one-mile walk around the island, stopping at the Windmill and the row of shops and miniature models. The Seasons are nearing... 
    This was our first visit to the Windmill Island Garden. We took the one-mile walk around the island, stopping at the Windmill and the row of shops and miniature models. The Seasons are nearing...  more »
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  • This was more enjoyable than I had originally thought. The flowers were beautiful. Can't even imagine what it would look like when the tulips are in bloom. The gift ship was small and quaint and the carousel was being enjoyed by kids. The outdoor organ was fun. I even saw a few teens dancing and having fun being silly. That was really nice. The windmill was beautiful and going inside to hear the history from one of the employees was worth it.
  • Stopped here for a quick visit on an RV trip. Beautiful grounds, lovely windmill, and enthusiastic staff who are eager to engage and teach about Dutch culture and the grinding process of the windmill. The gardens were well manicured and gorgeous. Kids enjoyed the carousel which runs every 30 min at no additional fee. The only downside was for as much as it cost to get in there wasn’t much to do except see the windmill, organ, and carousel. Was still worth the visit just thought it was a bit overpriced.

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