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Windmill Island, Tulip Time Festival, Holland, Michigan. Photo: Beth J18, via Flickr

a light in a port. Holland Harbor Lighthouse ~ Right on Lake Michigan

Windmill De Zwaan in Holland, Michigan (where I grew up).

We're pretty happy that we live in the 21st century and that we don't have to dress our kids up like this (unless we really wanted to), but darn aren't these girls from Volendam cute! #greetingsfromnl

I visited Holland when I was around 11 years old but I remember the trip vividly. I went when the tulips were in full bloom and was stunned by the multitude of varieties. I still have my handmade wooden clogs but I regret that I did not get to experience the tulip festival.

Lake Michigan, somewhere near Holland, MI.

De Zwaan Windmill,Holland, MI. It was first was erected in Krommenie, near Amsterdam, Noord Holland in 1761. After suffering damage in WWII, the Dutch government decided to sell it for $2800, making De Zwaan the last windmill to leave the Netherlands. In October, 1964, De Zwaan arrived aboard the Prins Willem van Oranje. It was unloaded at the Muskegon harbor and transported by truck to Windmill Island in Holland. It took approximately 6 months to reconstruct the mill.

I do love this little town - Holland, MI