Get more!
For your school class trip, get more history, more learning, and more hands-on lifelong memories at Nelis’ Dutch Village. Reservations can be made now for your 2014 spring school tour. All groups from public schools, private schools, private learning facilities as well as homeschooled students are welcome.

We had a great time!
Visiting Dutch Village has been a treat for us every year. We were welcomed with hand crafted personalized name pins, it was such a nice and thoughtful gesture. The dancing, the tradition and the friendly people continue to bring us back every year! Gillian Hurley, Appletree Learning Center, Rockford

We had approximately 60 parents and children visit Dutch Village. The kids loved it but the parents enjoyed it even more. I was surprised at how much they learned about Dutch Culture. They all loved the dancing and little Dutch shoe name tags. Marguerite Watson, Kalamazoo Schools

Our home school field trip club recently attended a tour at Dutch Village. The tour guide was knowledgeable and able to engage the children at varying ages. The entry fee to the park was cost-effective.The children learned about history; music; dance; wood carving and enjoyed the fun rides afterward. Thank you for the fun and educational family tour. - West Mi. Home School Field Trip Club

See pictures below and School tour booking information.

 
Students enjoy their tour of Nelis' Dutch Village
Rose Park School
Rose Park Schooll
Rose Park School

For just a little more - Add Dutch Food Tasting - just $2 each!
   
 
We can also host your informal school social event.
     We'll make it fun and easy for you. Call us for details.
 
  School Social event  
     


SCHOOL TOUR BOOKING INFORMATION:
Knowledgeable costumed guides
will lead your class through our 18th century
Netherlands village. Students are introduced to the work, traditions, customs
and diversions of the Dutch.

School tours include:
- An educational, age appropriate movie about the Netherlands of today
- Frisian farm house and barn
- Old Dutch cheese making demonstration
- Wooden shoe carving
- Amsterdam Street Organs demonstrations
- Free time activities include petting zoo with baby farm animals, shopping,
Wooden Shoe Slide and unlimited rides on our Zweefmolen (chair swing),
Draaimolen (carousel), and Petal Pumper Cars.

All students will receive a FREE personalized wooden shoe nametag!
(please e-mail or fax a list of students' names three week prior to your visit,
so that we may can have the name tags ready when you arrive.)

Please allow one hour for your tour plus extra time for eating, shopping and exploring.
Smaller groups, such as homeschoolers can enjoy sack lunches in the picnic
area located throughout the park.
Our boxed lunches can be pre-arranged for your group.


PRICES FOR 2014 SEASON   Same as last year!
Students ~ $5.00 ~ For just a little more - Add Dutch Food Tasting - just $2 each!
Parent chaperons ~ $5.00
FREE ~ Teachers & Bus Drivers

(Payment is due upon arrival.)
Space is limited, so please book well in advance.
Nelis' Dutch Village tour programs operate daily rain or shine.

BOOKING YOUR 2014 SCHOOL TOUR:
Please Call (616) 396-1475

Please provide the following.

  • Contact Name
  • School Name
  • Grade
  • Teachers Names
  • Tour Date
  • Meal Arrangement
  • School Phone & Fax
  • School Address
  • Number of students
  • Number of parents and chaperones
  • Any special needs or requests
  • Time*

*Please note that the time given is the time your guide will begin your tour.
Please plan your arrival time accordingly
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Click here for printable Park Guide Folder