Destination guide

Welcome to Lake Michigan

Holland lies on the shores of Lake Michigan and is best known for its Dutch heritage which can be seen in the quaint architecture, history, and cuisine. During the annual spring Tulip Time festival, the town comes alive in a kaleidoscope of colors with flowers lining the streets of the city along with theater performances and art fairs. When you stay in one of the Holland vacation rentals, you can wander along the pretty waterfront, shop for wooden clogs, see the Dutch windmill, or sunbathe on the golden, sandy beaches.

Things to do

Step back hundreds of years to old Holland

Unsurprisingly, most of the cultural attractions in Holland are Dutch orientated. While staying at a Holland vacation rental, you can step back centuries at Nelis' Dutch Village, a theme park which is dotted with traditional Dutch buildings, run through with canals, and is where you can watch traditional Klompen dancing. In the spring, the Veldheer Tulip Gardens are ablaze with color as the thousands of tulips bloom, as does the Windmill Island Gardens which is home to the only operating Dutch windmill in the country. You can take a tour of the gardens with costumed guides who bring the history of Holland to life.


Explore more than 1,800 acres of parkland

There are endless opportunities for outdoor fun near to the town. While staying in a Holland vacation rental, you can venture out over 1,800 acres of parkland by foot or traditional Dutch bicycle. Beyond the sandy beaches, the lake provides a wealth of things to do. Rent a yacht to go sailing, or glide across the lake on paddle boards or kayaks. On board fishing charters, you can cast in your line to hook at steelhead, trout, and salmon which you can take back to your Holland vacation rental to cook up for dinner.


Distinct seasons in Holland

Holland has 4 very distinct seasons, but throughout the year the town and Lake Michigan receive a surprising number of sunny days. The summer months are the busiest, with Holland vacation rentals getting booked up well in advance and the beach and lake swelling with sun seekers. The sunsets over Lake Michigan are legendary and there's no better place to see them than from Holland. In the winter, the surrounding countryside can receive more than 20 inches of snow which means you can indulge a passion for cross country skiing or snow shoeing.

Natural features

A bird lover's paradise

Lake Michigan is one of the largest of the Great Lakes, and is a natural wonder to boot. It's teeming with marine life like trout, walleye and crawfish, while birders will be particularly taken by the lake and the variety of airborne animals swooping and basking all around. Keep your binoculars ready for bald eagles, hawks, and even vultures circling overhead. You can enjoy sightings of many of the wildlife species just steps away from your Holland vacation rental, close to the beaches and trails of Holland State Park.

How to get there

How to get to and around Holland

The nearest airport is in Muskegon, MI (MKG-Muskegon County), located 26.7 mi (42.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Grand Rapids, MI (GRR-Gerald R. Ford Intl.), which is 30 mi (48.2 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station is Holland Station.

Where to stay around Holland?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 761 vacation rentals near Holland. From 344 Houses to 201 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Holland for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Holland?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Holland:

  • Ottawa Beach: 109 vacation rentals
  • Waukazoo Woods: 34 vacation rentals
  • Beachwood-Bluffton: 27 vacation rentals
  • Miami Park: 32 vacation rentals
  • Mount Pleasant: 29 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Holland?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Holland. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Holland State Park: 812 vacation rentals
  • Laketown Beach: 841 vacation rentals
  • New Holland Brewing: 774 vacation rentals
  • Windmill Island: 807 vacation rentals
  • Tunnel Park: 954 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Holland listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Holland?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 344 Houses in Holland. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Holland include:

  • Cabins: 201 rentals available
  • Cottages: 201 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 119 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Holland?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 145 vacation rentals with pool available in Holland. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.