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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“The sand dunes here are incredible! If you find yourself on top of one, you get great view of Lake Michigan and the lakeshore. This is one of my favorite hammocking spots.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Food
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“You're sure to find the perfect combination of great beer and delicious food in a casual, eclectic, non-smoking atmosphere. Like our beer, which we and many refer to as "Art in Fermented Form," our food is handcrafted to satisfy every appetite. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown WiFi Group Capacity Group-Friendly”
  • 27 locals recommend
Home Service
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“deBoer's is a classic breakfast staple that I would say, "You must go to!" The staff is great and friendly, and their breakfast food is so delicious! It is also a bakery, so you can try out their donuts and breads while you're there.”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Located on Lake Macatawa, be sure to hit Boatwerks on a sunny evening and enjoy the outdoor seating.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Campground
“A fantastic, but busy beach—but one of the BEST freshwater beaches in the world (don't drink the water). Perfect June-September (the later you go, the warmer the water). ~1hr drive.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“We love spending a half day at the The Dutch Village, especially with kids.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Garden
“DeZwaan is the only working and authentic Dutch windmill in the country! You can learn more about how Dutch windmills operate and its' history in the Netherlands. There are shops here where you can find souvenirs to buy.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Campground
“One of the most beautiful beaches! Large beach area with picnic tables available. Walk the pier and enjoy one of our beautiful sunsets.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“They call this the "5-star-dive-bar," because it has the aesthetic of a dive bar, but the food really is outstanding. Good place to try regional beer as well, and is family-friendly.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite place within driving distance for breakfast. About a 30 minute drive in Holland near the lakeshore. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“For 20 years, Butch TerHaar has provided a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and wine. Today, Butch's Dry Dock is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold the Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on an exceptional wine and beer list, Butch's menu is expressly designed to enhance the guest experience. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown Meeting/Banquet Room on Site WiFi Group Menu”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“Traditional Irish pub serving up great fun hearty food and the best pint around. Menus feature Irish and American dishes. 24 draft beers from around the world. Named one of the great whisky bars of the world by Whisky Magazine. Beer/Wine Available Catering Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown WiFi Group Capacity”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“This beach is huge! Comparable to ocean beaches, this place is great to just lay in the sun and hear the crashing and calm waves of Lake Michigan. This is THE park that tourists go to in the summer.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“My favorite ice cream shop in Holland! My go-to choice is the mini cookie dough flurry, but once fall hits, I always get either the Pumpkin Pie flurry or the Apple Pie flurry. There is also a putt-putt course themed like pirates.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Transportation
“About 20 minutes away, downtown Holland offers a number of great restaurants, shops, and special events throughout the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Lemonjello's is a coffee and beverage establishment that also offers assorted baked goods and light lunch options. Outdoor seating is available. Check their website for live music or special events. Monthly open mic night. Catering Available Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown Hope College WiFi”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“Located on Lake Macatawa, be sure to hit Boatwerks on a sunny evening and enjoy the outdoor seating.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite place within driving distance for breakfast. About a 30 minute drive in Holland near the lakeshore. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“For 20 years, Butch TerHaar has provided a place where people can celebrate the marriage of food and wine. Today, Butch's Dry Dock is one of fewer than 800 restaurants worldwide (and one of 10 in Michigan) to hold the Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence. Building on an exceptional wine and beer list, Butch's menu is expressly designed to enhance the guest experience. Alcohol Beer/Wine Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Outdoor Seating Private Room Downtown Meeting/Banquet Room on Site WiFi Group Menu”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Traditional Irish pub serving up great fun hearty food and the best pint around. Menus feature Irish and American dishes. 24 draft beers from around the world. Named one of the great whisky bars of the world by Whisky Magazine. Beer/Wine Available Catering Available Cocktails Available Kids' Menu Live Music Select Nights Open Sunday Outdoor Seating Vegetarian-/Vegan-Friendly Downtown WiFi Group Capacity”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Perfect spot to spend a rainy day. Truly the Ultimate Entertainment Center: Bowling, Laser Tag, Arcade, High Ropes Course, Escape Room, Pool, Dining, and Full Bar.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Diner
“The locals call it OBI and it's famous for its lake perch. Established in 1972, it's been a local favorite for decades. Nautical themed and relaxed. Great place to grab lunch or dinner after a day at the beach. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Grapevines and trellises make for a very European atmosphere. It is quite and romantic and the food is "muawh"! There is also an old world deli and gourmet grocery store attached. A long time favorite of Mine!”
  • 7 locals recommend

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