School and Daycare Trips: One Part History. One Part Fun.

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  • "This is an adorable replica of an olden day Dutch Village complete with a school house where a teacher will tell kids about how the student's learned."

    - visitor from Wilmette, Illinois
  • Learning + History + Fun = Nelis' Dutch Village

    The above equation is fairly simple. You'll get more history, more learning, and more hands-on fun at Nelis' Dutch Village.

    Nelis Dutch Village for all school trips

    Plan ahead for your special class experience at your preferred time. You can call and make your reservation now. Groups from public schools, private schools, private learning facilities, daycare centers, as well as home-schooled students are welcome.

    Two options are available: The educational Guided Tour option, and the less expensive Fun Day option.

    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

    Highlights of School tours include:

    Life in an old Frisian farm house and barn

    Old Dutch cheese making demonstration and cheese tasting

    Delftware pottery demonstration

    Wooden shoe carving demonstration

    Amsterdam Street Organ performance and Dutch dance lessons

    Free time activities include petting farm with baby farm animals, 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

    Complimentary Wooden Shoe Name Pins

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    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.)

    Tour Time

    The guided tour takes one hour and ends at the dance performance - lessons. You'll want to allow extra time for eating, fun time, playing with the animals, and exploring.

    School and daycare 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.

    School Tour Rates

    Please use the submission form below to inquire about our special school and daycare group rates.

    - For Educational Groups of 20 or more, 1 teacher and 1 driver are comp'd.

    - Parents and Chaperones enjoy the same low rate as the children.

    - Payment for School Groups must be made with one payment.

    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

    Tour slots are limited, so be sure to book well in advance.

    Nelis' Dutch Village tour programs operate daily rain or shine. Dutch Village has ample bus parking adjacent to the park.

    Dutch Village School Tours

    Book Now, We're Ready for You!

    To start your school reservation or quotation, call our group specialist Diane at (616) 396-1475 or complete the form below:



  • End of School Year Potluck

    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 information

    Reservation Form