Holland is a 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 (formerly known locally as the Black River). The city spans the Ottawa/Allegan county line, with 9.08 square miles (23.52 km2) in Ottawa and the remaining 8.13 square miles (21.06 km2) in Allegan. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,051, with an Urbanized Area population of 95,394. Holland is the largest city in Ottawa County, and as of 2013 part of the Grand Rapids-Wyoming-Muskegon Metropolitan Statistical Area. Holland was founded by Dutch Americans, and is in an area that has a large percentage of citizens of Dutch American heritage. It is home to Hope College and Western Theological Seminary, institutions of the Reformed Church in America. Wikipedia
Bringing the floret fields of Europe right here in the United States of America, Holland is no short of its Dutch counterpart. Endless fields of a vivid mélanges of flowers complete with windmills, postcard perfect beaches, and even colorful beach houses, form a typical panorama you are likely to see almost anywhere in Holland. Not surprisingly, as per history, the city was founded by Dutch Americans.
The Holland State Park Beach is a prime recreational attraction in the city that is an ideal place to camp and indulge in typical beach activities. Then there are the Windmill Island Gardens, that are a patent on the Holland tourism, given its tulip gardens. The theme park of Nelis' Dutch Village and Mount Pisgah for a good hike are popular choices too. Other worthwhile attractions in Holland include Tunnel Park, Holland Farmers Market, New Holland Brewing Company and a few more.
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