Named one of “America’s prettiest towns” by Forbes Magazine, Holland, Michigan is the ideal location to rent an RV. On the shores of Lake Macatawa and just a few miles from Lake Michigan, Holland offers visitors small town charm and beauty, with the amenities typically afforded to much larger towns. Traveling to Holland, Michigan is easy as it lies halfway between Chicago and Detroit, less than a three hour's drive to each. Less than 40 miles away, you’ll also find Gerald Ford International Airport, conveniently located close by in Grand Rapids.
With four distinct seasons, Holland has become a popular tourist destination for those wishing to enjoy the unique climate. While enjoying your RV rental in Holland, explore the local area. The city’s location makes an excellent starting point to access towns such as Milwaukee, or Lansing. The Macatawa Area Express Transit Authority is a small urban transit system that serves the city and surrounding areas and is a good option if you are planning to park your Holland camper and explore the area.
Given the name, Holland is a town the celebrates all things Dutch, from the food to the culture, to the architecture and even the flowers (you’ll find thousands of tulips in the spring). You’re sure to experience plenty of Dutch culture when you rent an RV in Holland.
The Great Outdoors
When you book an RV in Holland, you’ll find yourself surrounded by nature, allowing for outdoor adventure opportunities sure to please anyone and everyone.
If you’re looking to explore local nature, be sure to check out the DeGraaf Nature Center, located with Holland’s city limits. This nature center, located on 18 acres of land, will allow you to see, smell and interact with all that Michigan has to offer, woodland, marsh and shrub trails included. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the winter months, feel free to borrow a pair of snowshoes from the center and explore in the snow. Snowshoe and cross-country skiing trails are well marked and considered intermediate to advanced.
When you’re exploring the area with an RV rental near Holland, MI, Holland State Park provides another opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors in the beautiful state. Holland State Park offers visitors a beautiful beach, campgrounds, picnic areas, concession stand, beach volleyball courts and beautiful views of the lighthouse, boats, and wildlife.
True to Dutch heritage, Holland boasts immaculate tulip gardens throughout the city in the spring. Veldheer Tulip Gardens boasts 800 varieties of tulips and over six million flowers every spring; this garden is a must-see. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting in August, you can even purchase some authentic Holland tulip bulbs from this massive garden.
In addition to Holland State Park, there are many other campgrounds available when you reserve a motorhome rental in Holland, Michigan. The Dutch Treat Camping and Recreation Center in nearby Zeeland offers campers beautiful scenery and access to amenities and has a variety of campsites. This beautiful, family-owned campground has an in-ground pool, pond, playground and more. Dutch Treat Camping and Recreation also hosts many themed activities, including PumpkinFest in the fall. On site, you will also find laundry facilities, a convenience store and a dump station for campers, along with nearby grocery stores for your convenience.
If you’d prefer to camp closer to Holland and the waterfront, check out Oak Grove Resort and Campground. Within walking distance to Lake Michigan beaches and Lake Macatawa, this campground offers large campsites and cabins along with many more resort-style amenities such as a heated swimming pool, GaGa ball pit, hot tub, and a basketball court. From this campground, you can also access paved bike trails.
Exploring the City
When in Holland, do as the Dutch do. Full of art and culture, this downtown area provides days of Dutch-themed entertainment sure to please everyone. Be sure to experience the Netherlands in the 1800s with a visit to Nelis’ Dutch Village. The park includes 10+ acres of authentic Dutch architecture, canals, and gardens. A trip to the Dutch Village isn’t complete without watching the Klompen dancers and listening to the organ music in the street. Visitors can also view interpretive demonstrations including wooden shoe-carving, candle-carving, and cheese-making. Nelis’ Dutch Village is open seasonally and is pet-friendly.
If you’re traveling with children be sure to visit the nearby children’s museum, Forever Curious, in Fennville. This museum offers tiny travelers opportunities to explore, investigate, climb and more.
When you book a rental RV in Holland, Michigan, everyone in your group is sure to have the time of their life exploring all of the Dutch-themed fun that Holland has to offer.
Holland, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
There are many popular rentals in Holland. Outdoorsy's Holland RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.