Holland, population 33,000, is a city on the western shore of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. It is situated along the coast of Lake Macatawa, which is fed by the Macatawa River (formerly known locally as the Black River). Lake Macatawa feeds directly into Lake Michigan, placing Holland in a picture perfect location along the shore.
Holland has a picturesque downtown area complete with heated sidewalks for those cold winter months. It features the beautiful Holland State Park, the Tulip Time Festival, Big Red Lighthouse and is the home of Hope College.
The city contains many well-known restaurants with diverse menus like Pereddies, deBoer Bakkerij, and Salt & Pepper along with a smattering of local craft breweries and distilleries like New Holland Brewery, Our Brewing, and Coppercraft Distillery.
Holland’s Downtown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The De Zwaan windmill, located on Windmill Island, is an original 250-year-old windmill which is one of the last operating windmills of its kind in the United States.
Holland has won numerous awards and national accolades as one of the most beautiful places in America, the 2nd happiest town in the United States, and one of the top five places to retire.