Holland, Michigan, USA
Holland is a coastal city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, which is fed by the Macatawa River.
Each May Holland hosts an annual Tulip Time Festival. Tulip planting and the festival began in 1930 when 250,000 tulips were planted for the event. Currently six million tulips are used throughout the city. Tulips are planted along many city streets, in city parks and outside municipal buildings as well as at tourist attractions like Dutch Village, the city-owned Windmill Island Gardens, and at a large tulip farm named Veldheer Tulip Gardens.
Things to See & Do
* Tulip Time Festival
* Dutch Village
* Veldheer Tulip Gardens
* Lake Michigan Beach at Holland State Park
* 8th Street – city’s main street downtown
Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 42.97 km²
Population – 33,100 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The port is located approximately 1km from the city centre of Holland.
Travel Links – The nearest airport with airline service is Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan, about 35 miles northeast.
The city also is served by regularly scheduled Amtrak service (the Pere Marquette) east to Grand Rapids and west to Chicago with connections to all points east and west.