Introduction to Holland, Michigan
Holland, Michigan, in Ottawa county, is 22 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan and 92 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 35,048 people lived in Holland.
Native-American tribes were the original inhabitants of this area. When the Dutch Calvinist separatists arrived in 1847, they used the Indian Removal Act of 1839 to drive these tribes out. The Ottawa people on the other hand, welcomed the Dutch, and gradually. A congregation of the Reformed Church in America was established in 1847. Over the years, many more churches were built in this area, which led to the christening of Holland as the "City of Churches." The city of Holland was officially incorporated in the year 1867.
Holland and nearby Attractions
- Cappon House Museum
- Outdoor Discovery Center
- Macatawa River
- Restlawn Memorial Gardens
- Maplewood Recreation Area
- Tulip Time Festival
Things To Do In Holland
Travelers to the city of Holland can visit the Cappon House Museum and the Dutch Village. The Outdoor Discovery Center and the Maplewood Recreation Area provide fun entertainment for both adults and children. The Restlawn Memorial Gardens and the Graafschap Cemetery are two beautiful old-world cemeteries in the city. The Macatawa River is another popular tourist destination. The city of Holland also hosts the famous Tulip Time Festival every May. One can visit the Veldheer Tulip Gardens, the Dutch Village, or the Windmill Island park to see more than 200,000 tulips in full bloom.
Gerald R. Ford International Airport is close by.
Holland Higher Education
Residents of Holland can enroll at Hope College or Davenport University for higher education. Other higher educational institutes nearby include the Grand Valley State University, the Muskegon Community College, and the Grand Rapids Community College.