Plan Your Visit
2021 Season Dates & Information: We will be open from Saturday, April 17 through Sunday, October 3, 7 days a week, with admission of $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 15. We continue to monitor governmental pandemic restrictions/suggestions and will open all attractions we can legally and safely do so. Please see our current information for the 2021 season HERE.
Tulip Time: The 2021 Tulip Time festival will be held Saturday, May 1 through Sunday, May 9. Our tulips are planted and we look forward to a beautiful, busy week. With the expected large crowds (especially on weekends), we encourage you to plan a visit during the week if possible. There are usually tulips in bloom before and after the festival if you would like to avoid large crowds.
Holland Residents: Holland residents are admitted free of charge with their Holland, MI drivers license with the exception of Tulip Time.
Group Rates: Group rates are available for pre-registered groups of 20+ people. To register your group, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (616) 355-1030. Visit our Group Tours page for more information.
Windmill Island Gardens Description
A beautiful oasis on the edge of downtown Holland, Windmill Island Gardens features an original working Dutch windmill named "De Zwaan" (the Swan) brought over from the Netherlands in 1964. The windmill, which reaches 125 feet from the ground to the top of the blades, towers over 36 acres of gardens, dikes, canals, and picnic areas. Currently, self-guided tours of the windmill are available during open hours.
- The 'Four Columns' Street organ - a gift from the City of Amsterdam to the City of Holland
- Antique Dutch Carousel featuring hand-carved and painted wooden horses (currently closed)
- Dozens of varieties of annuals and perennials in bloom throughout the season.
- Children’s Garden
- Gift Shop featuring local and Dutch souvenirs
- Little Netherlands Village Display
- Picnic Areas
- The Posthouse Visitor Center is an exact replica of a 14th-century wayside Inn.
- Over 100,000 tulips bloom in the spring. In the summer and early fall, dozens of varieties of annual and perennial plants and flowers decorate the grounds.
Time Spent at Windmill Island Gardens
With 30+ acres and many attractions to explore, we'd encourage you to allow 2+ hours for your visit. At Tulip Time, more time may be required due to crowds.
The park is accessible, with the exception of the upper floors of the Windmill. Wheelchairs are available for use on site- please inquire at Visitor Services in the Post House.
Pets are allowed with the exclusion of the Windmill and gift shop due to food processing. Pets will need to be leashed and picked up after. We have Doggie-Pot bag dispensers available to our visitors around the park.
Drones are not allowed on the property without prior permission from the park manager. Permitted pilots must be properly licensed and insured
American Public Gardens Association & the American Horticultural Society
Windmill Island Gardens is a member of the American Public Gardens Association and American Horticultural Society. A current Windmill Island Gardens, American Horticultural Society or other participating garden membership entitles you to special reciprocal admission privileges and discounts at nearly 300 gardens!
Click HERE for more information on becoming a Windmill Island Gardens member.