Formerly a wooden shoe factory, the New Wooden Shoe Antique Mall is a must in the vibrant and picturesque city of Holland. A town that transports visitors straight to Europe, Holland offers unique Dutch attractions, events, shops and sights. And the New Wooden Shoe Antique Mall is no exception.
One of America's prettiest towns
A city that preserves its Dutch heritage, visitors to Holland can expect a truly European experience in the heart of the American Midwest. Here, everything from traditional Dutch festivities and events, architectural styles and garden landscaping follows traditional Dutch living. Especially in spring, Holland is a wonderful place to visit, when the millions of tulips planted throughout the city start to bloom. Stroll through the town and visit the many shops and eateries selling local delicacies. Seasonal events like the Dutch Winterfest, the Tulip Time Festival and the Fall Fest play a big role in locals' lives, bringing the community together to celebrate their unique way of life.
A treasure trove of antiques
Put a few hours aside for exploring the Wooden Shoe Antique Mall, a repository of antiques, collectibles and unique finds. Contrary to its previous life as a factory for traditional wooden clogs, the items stocked here today include everything from toys, coins, restored vintage signs, furniture, glassware and a handful of quirky memorabilia. Spread over 11,500 square feet, don't be surprised if time flies by while browsing for a diamond in the rough.
More to love
In Holland, Michigan, there are many unique places to explore. From the beloved "big red" lighthouse at the Holland channel, to the picture-perfect downtown area with its pedestrian walkways, to the sparkling waters of Lake Michigan – exciting activities for the whole family await. During the summer, spend the day out by or on the water, with fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing all being popular activities.
There is also the DeZwaan windmill, the only authentic and working Dutch windmill in the United States. If you prefer to stay inside, visit the aquatic center, the Veldheer Tulip Farm and the Holland Museum – all excellent options to get through a rainy day.
Whether you are after a unique gift, creative arts venues or traditional dining, the downtown neighborhood offers a bit of everything. Over 100 local shops, galleries, restaurants and pubs, some even with their own tasting rooms, can be found here, and can be comfortably reached while strolling along the town's picturesque, cobblestone walkways.
Downtown you will also find an eclectic mix of restaurants and microbreweries, serving everything from classic, family-style dishes to signature chicken corn chowder as well as plenty for smaller and sweeter appetites.