Holland, MI, USA

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Holland, MI, USA

Holland vacation rentals

Enjoy Dutch culture in a Holland lakeside vacation rental

This unexpected Midwest gem offers travelers a taste of Dutch culture without having to leave the United States. Equipped with canals, dikes, and a traditional Dutch windmill, visitors can wander tulip fields boasting bulbs sent direct from the Netherlands in the 1920s. A floral festival and close proximity to Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa offer varied entertainment—from wandering Holland’s quaint, European-style downtown, to boating and fishing on the sprawling waterways that wind through the city. Authentic food, state parks, and historic sights create a vivid backdrop for Holland vacation rentals.

Fun things to do in Holland

Natural attractions in Holland are easy to find, as several state parks, Lake Michigan, and Lake Macatawa provide plentiful recreational opportunities. Visitors can spend their day hiking, kayaking and boating, fishing, wandering at Windmill Island Gardens, or sunning on the shore. Family attractions in Holland include visits to landmarks and theme parks, taking advantage of the breeze on the state beach, or trekking up Mount Pisgah for expansive views of Lake Michigan. Holland’s Downtown area is ripe for shopping and fine-dining among classical architecture that evokes the street scenes of the Netherlands.

Attractions for the whole family in Holland

Those enjoying early summer vacation rentals in Holland have ready access to the city’s annual Tulip Time Festival in May, which attracts thousands to this lakeside hamlet. Downtown Holland is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and offers dining, shopping, and sightseeing. The city also provides cultural and historical museums to give families a taste of time-honored Holland traditions. Holland State Park is worth a visit to enjoy a sandy shoreline, while visiting bachelor and bachelorette parties can unwind at the local brewery, not far from the water.

Versatile climate and weather in Holland

Travelers visiting Holland vacation rentals will relish mostly mild temperatures throughout the summer season, averaging 82 degrees with a pleasant lake breeze keeping things cool. Meanwhile, snowy winters along the lake make for a cozy, romantic winter getaway complete with free attractions in Holland. An autumn vacation rental in October or November provides a peaceful escape to witness the its changing leaves of Holland’s forests. Spring isn’t to be missed, as travelers often venture to Holland when the weather gets warm and the lakeside activity begins.

Vacation simplicity near Lake Michigan in Holland

On the south shore of Lake Macatawa, Holland is only a few miles from Lake Michigan. In fact, the famous Big Red Lighthouse connects the 2 bodies of water and is one of the top attractions in Holland. Though the area’s terrain is largely flat, its landscape is abundantly lush with old-growth trees. Holland vacation rentals make for a great vantage point to birdwatch along the lakes, various canals, and estuaries. Nearby Lake Michigan is one of the largest lakes in the United States, which means travelers have access to long stretches of shoreline when visiting Holland.