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Holland, Michigan, A Beautiful And Quaint Town On Lake Michigan

Holland, Michigan is such a pretty town with a lot of beautiful sights and things to do, perfect for take some really creative photos.

Big Red Lighthouse in Holland Michigan
Big Red Lighthouse in Holland Michigan

I really enjoy visiting this city every time we come up here. In fact, my wife is from Martin, a town near here. Now, her mom lives in Holland, which gives us a great excuse to visit the pretty city.

Windmill Island Municipal Park

While there we visited some of the really cool places they had there. The first place was the Windmill Island municipal park. It’s an island in the middle of a lake that holds a genuine Dutch windmill from the Netherlands. This windmill is over 300 years old. During WWII Nazis damaged it and to this day there are still some bullet holes in it. Surprisingly, they allow visitors to go into the windmill and tour the inside of it.

De Zwaan Windmill in the Windmill Island municipal park
De Zwaan Windmill in the Windmill Island municipal park
Nelis' Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan
Nelis’ Dutch Village in Holland, Michigan
Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

We also visit the De Witt Birds of Prey Center which rescues birds of prey that have been injured. They had this beautiful bald eagle there.

A beautiful rescued bald eagle at the De Witt Birds of Prey Center
A beautiful rescued bald eagle at the De Witt Birds of Prey Center

Holland State Park Beach

The weather we gorgeous while we were there. We took advantage of it by going to Holland beach. While there I was really surprised at how sandy and pretty it was. I had never been to such a pretty and sandy lake beach.

People enjoying beach in Holland, Michigan
People enjoying beach in Holland, Michigan
Boys playing in Lake Michigan at Holland Beach
Boys playing in Lake Michigan at Holland Beach
Andrea Rader on a light peir in Holland

While I was at the beach I created some abstract photos of the landscape by showing my shutter down and shaking my camera slightly as I took the photos. I think these two photos came out really cool looking. I’m thinking about experimenting more with this type of photography.

Abstract photo of Holland Beach, Michigan
Abstract photo of Holland Beach, Michigan

The Holland Harbor Light aka Big Red

One of Holland Beach’s most favorite sights is the Big Red Lighthouse.

Holland Harbor Light aka Big Red at Holland Beach

Holland State Park Pier Lights

Also at the beach were these piers with interesting looking structures have lights on them. They were like mini lighthouses.

Holland Beach cement pier and Pier Light
Holland Beach Pier Light

Grand Haven Beach

After a day at the beach, we drove up to Grand Haven Beach to watch the sunset from there.

People enjoying the view and weather of on the Grand Haven Lighthouse
People enjoying the view and weather of on the Grand Haven Lighthouse
Grand Haven Beach At Sunset

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