Holland by the numbers

• Nearly 43,000 people call Holland home.

tulips• The Holland Snowmelt System includes more than 120 miles of plastic tubing that carries warm water under downtown sidewalks and streets.

6 million tulips bloom throughout Holland each spring.  The average life of a tulip is 2.5 years.  If tulips are planted from seed, they take 21 years to bloom.

• Tulip Time Festival is celebrating its 89th anniversary this year.

Klompen Dancer• Approximately 1,300 Klompen Dancers perform during Tulip Time.

• The city has more than 1,800 acres of parkland.

• Climbing the 230 steps of Mt. Pisgah sand dune provides stunning views of Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa and Big Red Lighthouse.

• The greater Holland area includes 176 churchesrepresenting 49 denominations.

• In 2013, Holland was named one of “America’s Prettiest Towns” by Forbes magazine.

• Holland was ranked No. 3 on Livability’s “Top 10 Best Places for Families.

beer• Tulip Time was named USA Today’s “Best Flower Festival” in 2016 and one of the “Top 100 events in North America” by the American Bus Association.

• New Holland Brewing Company opened in 1997 — 4 years before its infamous Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel Stout was introduced.

• Hope College enrolls over 3,300 students from 45 states and territories and 34 foreign countries.

windmill120 musicians comprise the Holland Symphony Orchestra.

• DeZwaan Windmill stands 12 stories tall and is only authentic working Dutch windmill in the United States.

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