The equation is simple. You Get more history, more learning, and more hands-on lifelong memories at Nelis' Dutch Village seasonal theme park.
Plan ahead for your special class experience at your preferred time. You can call and make your reservation now. All groups from public schools, private schools, private learning facilities as well as home-schooled students are welcome.
Knowledgeable costumed guides will lead your class through our 18th century Netherlands village. Students are introduced to the work, traditions, customs and diversions of the Dutch.
Visiting Dutch Village has been a treat for us every year. We were welcomed with hand crafted personalized name pins, it was such a nice and thoughtful gesture. The dancing, the tradition and the friendly people continue to bring us back every year!
- Gillian Hurley, Appletree Learning Center, Rockford, Michigan
An educational, age appropriate movie about the Netherlands of today
Frisian (German ethnic group native to the Netherlands) farm house and barn
Old Dutch cheese making demonstration
Wooden shoe carving
Amsterdam Street Organ demonstrations
Free time activities include petting farm with baby farm animals, shopping, Wooden Shoe Slide and unlimited rides on our Zweefmolen (chair swing), Ferris Wheel, Draaimolen (carousel), Plasma Cars and Petal Pumper Cars.
We had approximately 60 parents and children visit Dutch Village. The kids loved it but the parents enjoyed it even more. I was surprised at how much they learned about Dutch Culture. They all loved the dancing and little Dutch shoe name tags.
- Marguerite Watson, Kalamazoo Schools, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Each of your students will receive a FREE personalized wooden shoe nametag!
(please e-mail or fax a list of students' names three weeks prior to your visit, so that we may have the name tags ready when you arrive.)
Please allow one hour for your school tour plus extra time for eating, shopping and exploring.
School groups may enjoy sack lunches in the picnic areas located throughout the park. Upon request, boxed lunches can be pre-arranged for your group for an additional fee.
Teachers & Bus Drivers: FREE
Our home-school field trip club recently attended a tour at Dutch Village. The tour guide was knowledgeable and able to engage the children at varying ages. The entry fee to the park was cost-effective.The children learned about history; music; dance; wood carving and enjoyed the fun rides afterward. Thank you for the fun and educational family tour.
- West Mi. Home-School Field Trip Club
Payment upon arrival may be made by cash, company check, or credit card. Advance payments by credit card are accepted.
Space is limited, so please book well in advance.
Nelis' Dutch Village tour programs operate daily rain or shine. Dutch Village has ample bus parking adjacent to the park.
To start your school reservation or quotation, call our group specialist Diane at (616) 396-1475 or complete the form below:
Your school can enjoy a new program at Dutch Village. Have your end-of-the-year event at Dutch Village and bring your own food. You can visit during regular hours or as an exclusive event after closing (we close at 6), your school and all your families can enjoy the park and have a great potluck meal in our picnic area.
Fill out the reservation form for more informationReservation Form