Holland is located in between two counties, namely Ottawa and Allegan, in the State of Michigan. As a large city, Holland has a population numbering over 33,000 inhabitants. The city of Holland is one of the major contributors to the Holland-Grand Heaven Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The Tulip Time Festival is one of the ways in which the community in Holland celebrates their American Dutch heritage and past. The event is centred on the respective tulip plantations and decorations in the city. During this time of the year, people come here to admire flower exhibits and buy flowers and seeds for their own homes and gardens. It is an amazing sight to see, filled with colors and beautiful flowers.
The Holland Harbor Light or Big Red is the city's lighthouse. The construction was used for the first time in 1936 and it makes for one of the landmark places to visit. The building is massive and fully covered in red paint. You can admire a truly remarkable harbour light, which is representative for the Holland community.
De Zwaan or The Swan Windmill is one of the most valuable landmarks of Holland. This particular construction marks even more the Dutch heritage of this region and the importance placed by the residents to their past. Although the windmill was designed and created in 1761, in Amsterdam, the city received it only in 1965, after numerous struggles and problems. The dedication shown at those times by local representatives is very motivational in terms of keeping ones heritage and beliefs.
Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa can be found near Holland. During warm seasons, mostly on weekend days, people come here to take up all sorts of activities and to have a lot of fun in a perfect outdoors environment. There are many things to do here, from sunbathing and picnics, to fishing and boating. You can take to the trails around the lakes for leisure walking or bicycle rides. The most well known beaches can be found in the Holland State Park and the Tunnel Park.
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