Sinterklaas Storytime. A Magical Visit for Christmas.

  • Sinterklaas story time at Nelis Dutch Village
  • Holiday gifts at Dutch Village in Holland Michigan
  • Dutch Village meet Sinterklaas live
  • "A charming, 'down home' old fashioned park."

    - RJ from Phoenix, Arizona
  • Join Us For A Visit from Sinterklaas

    Saturdays, November 17, 24 & December 1
    11:00 am and 1:00 pm

    As the Holidays are upon us, Sinterklaas will be visiting the shops at Dutch Village once again. Bring your children for a magical storytime that is both educational and enchanting.

    Hear stories told by Sinterklaas

    Visit with his assistant "Piet"

    Learn about this traditional Dutch holiday

    Discover the similarities and differences between Sinterklaas, Santa and Christmas

    Enjoy cookies and cider while browsing our shops

    This fun afternoon storytime is available to you and your family free of charge. No reservation is necessary.

  • Order Tulip Bulbs

    You can order quality tulip bulbs directly from our garden center. Our bulbs come from Holland and will be delivered in the Fall just in time for planting for Spring 2017.

    order form


    Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the best time to see the Tulips?

    While it is impossible to predict the weather, there are typically tulips in bloom from the last week in April through the third week in May.

    When are bulbs available for over-the-counter sales at Nelis' Dutch Village?

    They are available in our gift shops from July through December. You may also order from our guide above.

    When should I plant my tulip bulbs?

    Tulips should be planted in the fall before the ground freezes.

    Can I grow tulips if I live in the south?

    Yes, they should be refrigerated prior to planting for 6-8 weeks.