Introduction to Zeeland, Michigan
Zeeland, Michigan, in Ottawa county, is 17 miles SW of Wyoming, Michigan (center to center) and 96 miles E of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is part of the Grand Rapids - Muskegon - Holland metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
Zeeland, which derived its name from a province in the Netherlands with the same name, was named by a group of immigrants from the Netherlands who arrived in 1847 and were led by Jannes van de Luyster. The first building constructed in Zeeland was a church. The area was platted in 1849 and it officially became a city in 1907.
Zeeland and Nearby Attractions
- Cappon House Museum
- Settlers House
- Grand Haven State Park
- John Ball Zoo
- Frederik Meijer Garden & Sculpture Park
- Snow Snake
Things To Do In Zeeland
There are several museums near Zeelend such as the Cappon House Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Museum, and the Holland Museum. The Settlers House is a popular historical site that was the cottage of Canadian immigrant Thomas Morrissey. The house has showpieces belonging to the nineteenth century. The area also has many parks including Grand Haven State Park, Holland State Park, and Saugatuck Dunes State Park.
The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is nearby.
Zeeland Higher Education
Colleges close to Zeeland are Aquinas College, Baker College of Muskegon, and Calvin College.