Celebrating 60 Years of Family Fun.

  • Dutch Village started as Nelis Tulip Farm Tulips have always been a part of Dutch Village and the Nelis family in Michigan
  • Historic Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan
  • Street organs are part of the history of Nelis Dutch Village
  • "It is great to see how the village has grown over the years and to see improvements made. It's great for the entire family!"

    - Patricia from Elyria, OH
  • 60 Years Young

    Tulips and Dutch dancing in Holland Michigan for 60 years2018 marks a very special year for Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan. The park will be 60-years-young this year. We'll be celebrating all season long with special events on many weekends throughout the spring, summer and fall.

    The birthday stork at Dutch Village in Western MichiganIt all begins with our opening preview weekend April 21 & 22. Tulip Time from May 5 through May 13 will be extra special at Dutch Village this year. And, to cap off an incredible 60th Anniversary season, we're extending our fall weekends through Halloween with a special event each weekend in October.

    60th Anniversary Events Planned

    Each special event benefits a local charity

    Nelis' Dutch Village has just completed our 60th Anniversary Special Event schedule. You can enjoy more special events throughout the season than ever before. If you're looking for things to do in Holland, Michigan, check out these special events:


    June


    20th Annual Kids Day

    Saturday, June 23
    Supplies drive benefiting Heights of Hope


    Summer Music Saturdays

    Saturday, June 30, 6-8pm
    Live music benefiting the Park Theater


    July


    Our 60th Birthday Celebration

    Tuesday, July 3
    Vintage Car Club of Holland show and fundraiser


    COAA Band Organ Rally

    Saturday & Sunday, July 14/15
    Fundraiser for Carousel Organ Association of America (COAA)


    Summer Music Saturdays

    Saturday, July 28, 6-8pm
    Live music benefiting the Park Theater


    August


    Ice Cream Social

    Saturday, August 11
    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Lakeshore matching event and fundraiser


    Grandpa Nelis' 84th Birthday and Employee Reunion

    Tuesday, August 21
    Our Lady of the Lake Church fundraiser / "mini" fall carnival


    Summer Music Saturdays

    Saturday, August 25, 6-8pm
    Live music benefiting the Park Theater


    September


    Labor Day Weekend

    Friday thru Monday, September 1-3
    Diaper drive and fundraiser for Nestlings


    Grandparents Weekend

    Saturday & Sunday, September 8/9
    Supplies drive for Art Therapy program for Helen Devos Children's Hospital


    Pillage the Village - Arrrgh a Pirate Fest!

    Saturday & Sunday, September 15/16
    Performances, crafts and games by Holland Civic Theatre and fundraising


    Hoe Down/Barn Dance

    Saturday, September 22
    Benefiting Grant Me Hope's Fall Fundraiser


    West Michigan Petapalooza at Nelis' Dutch Village

    Saturday & Sunday, September 29/30
    Hosted by and benefiting Headin' Home Pet Rescue


    Summer Music Saturdays

    Saturday, September 29, 6-8pm
    Live music benefiting the Park Theater


    October


    Knights of the Realm Weekend

    Saturday & Sunday, October 6/7
    Benefiting Hope Pkgs (1st night bags for kids entering foster care)


    Harvest Fest

    Saturday & Sunday, October 13/14
    Benefiting Eighth Day Farm


    "Heroes" Weekend

    Saturday & Sunday, October 20/21
    Benefiting Ottawa County Sheriff's Department Unity Tour and celebrating police, fire, EMT and military personnel


    Boo Fest and Happy Hauntings

    Saturday & Sunday, October 27/28
    A family friendly "no scare" Halloween celebration benefiting Community Action House


    November & December


    Storytime with Sinterklaas

    11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturdays - November 17, 24 and December 1
    Learn about the traditional Dutch holidays with stories from Sinterklaas benefiting the St. Nicholas Center

  • Employee Reunion

    August 21, 2018

    For 60 years, Dutch Village has been a place to spend your summer.

    If you have been a part of the Nelis Dutch Village family over the years, save the date of August 21, 2018. In honor of the park's 60th Anniversary, we're planning a celebration. Please make plans to join us. Call or email today to give us your contact information so we can keep you up to date.