All About Holland 2023


Sara Cozolino

Artisans have flocked to Holland since our town was founded, offering specialized wares from wagon wheels to jewelry to custom clothing. Today, this tradition of craftsmanship continues in Holland’s dazzling array of locally owned shops. Downtown, Holland’s historic architecture houses an inspiring collection of boutiques. For a shopping expedition to remember, leave your car in a free parking spot and head down one of Fodor’s “Cutest Main Streets.” Where else can you f ind an acoustic guitar, Black Forest cuckoo clock, and hiking poles? You just might discover your new favorite shoe store while browsing Heirloom hunters can follow the Lakeshore Antique Trail that runs right through Holland! Don’t miss the Wooden Shoe Antique Mall, a 10,000-square-foot old factory with relics ranging from the Civil War

to your favorite childhood toys. Another gem, Downtown Antiques, features vintage home décor and furniture. Track down all the stops at Searching for bargains? Local thrift shoppers recommend Africa’s Child, Ditto Upscale Resale, and the Community Action House Resale Store. Neighborhood art galleries reside in Washington Square and South Shore Village, and those in search of one-of-a-kind items will enjoy seasonal Merchants and Makers markets.

No matter if you seek treasures old, new, or gently used, there’s something special waiting for you in Holland.


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