7th May 2011
This time the visit to Holland-Michigan was more enjoyable than earlier since I had a chance to see famous TULIP festival and the close by beach. This trip was with 4 families including Tanuja. And by this trip it happend to be all places in US I visited earlier by me has been repeated twice. We both liked this trip and same with all accompanied families which happend to be my office colleagues Madhu, Dinesh, Shan and their families.
We both onboarded as last couple of the 10 member exploration team at 7:30am of Saturday 7th May. Reached the Tulip garden in Michigan (Holland) at around 12:30pm. It was surprising fact that start of this Tulip festival the vistors were plenty but most of them were Indians. After spending 2 hrs in the Tulip garden we visited the Windmill garden where the biggest working Windmil exists. It 15 story high. We took guided tour and spent around 2 hrs. The last destination was the beach. It was nice and clean and another surprising fact that after Indian winning the 2011 world cup, the Indians in US pursue their Cricket hobbey on the beach sand. IT was cold by the time we landed here. The Light house is scenic though limited since its bowl shape. It was late hence skipped the Dutch village visite and after quick dinner left to home. Returned back in Chicago by 11:30pm.
It was enjoyable ride and tour for both of us.
24th May 2009
Holland is a city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan on Lake Macatawa, which is fed by the Macatawa River (also known locally as the Black River). Holland was founded by Dutch Americans, and is in an area that has a large percentage of citizens of Dutch American heritage who live in communities with such Dutch names as Harlem, Zeeland, Vriesland, and Graafschap. Holland was settled in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists, under the leadership of Dr. Albertus van Raalte, who were escaping from persecution in The Netherlands.
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Holland was settled in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists, under the leadership of Dr. Albertus van Raalte, who were escaping from persecution in The Netherlands.
Holland was known as the "City of Churches." There are 170 churches in Holland,
Each May Holland hosts an annual Tulip Time Festival. Tulip planting and the festival began in 1930 when 250,000 tulips were planted for the event. Currently six million tulips are used throughout the city. Tulips are planted along many city streets, in city parks and outside municipal buildings as well as at tourist attractions like Dutch Village, the city-owned Windmill Island Gardens, and at a large tulip farm named Veldheer Tulip Gardens.