Holland, Michigan

city in Ottawa and Allegan counties in Michigan, United States

Holland, Michigan is a city in western Michigan, United States. There were 34,378 people living in Holland as of 2020.[2]

Holland, Michigan
Downtown Holland, MI
Downtown Holland, MI
The Tulip City
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Location of Holland within Ottawa County, Michigan
Holland, Michigan is located in the United States
Holland, Michigan
Holland, Michigan
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°47′15″N 86°06′32″W / 42.78750°N 86.10889°W / 42.78750; -86.10889
CountryUnited States
CountiesOttawa, Allegan
 • City17.45 sq mi (45.19 km2)
 • Land16.68 sq mi (43.21 km2)
 • Water0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
662 ft (202 m)
 • City34,378
 • Density2,060.66/sq mi (795.62/km2)
 • Urban107,034
 • Metro
1,150,015 (Grand Rapids-Wyoming-Kentwood metropolitan area)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)616,269
FIPS code26-38640[4]
GNIS feature ID0628421[5]

Holland is famous for its Tulip Time festival, held every May. The festival was named Best Small Town Festival by Reader's Digest.[6]



Holland was started in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists, led by Dr. Albertus van Raalte. They had left the Netherlands because they had been persecuted (were not treated nicely) there because of their religious beliefs.[7]


  1. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "QuickFacts: Holland city, Michigan". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 19, 2024.
  3. "Urban and Rural: List of 2020 Census Urban Areas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 22, 2023.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "Holland". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. Tulip Time Festival. Archived 2013-09-04 at the Wayback Machine holland.org. Retrieved 27 August 2013.
  7. Moore, Charles (1915). History of Michigan, Vol. I, pp. 529-31. The Lewis Publishing Company.