Getting Here

Known as a top vacation destination, Holland is conveniently located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Although it only takes less than 3 hours to reach us from either major city, you’ll feel like you’re in a different world!
Getting to Holland
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Holland Michigan is a short trip from several locations - 6.5 hours from Pittsburgh, 6.25 hours from St. Louis and Toronto, 4.75 hours from Mackinaw City, 3.5 hours from Minneapolis, 3 hours from Detroit, 2.75 hours from Chicago, 2.5 hours by ferry from Milwaukee, 2.5 hours from Frankenmuth, 1.25 hours from Lansing, and only 30 minutes from Grand Rapids.
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From Grand Rapids

  • I-196 West to Holland. Exit #55 (Zeeland/Holland) and go west. 
  • To reach downtown, follow Chicago Dr. west until it becomes 8th St.; the Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 78 E. 8th St.

From Detroit and Lansing

  • I-96 West
  • Exit 46 to M-6 West (“To Holland”)
  • M-6 ends at I-196; take I-196 west (“To Holland”)
  • Exit #55 (Zeeland/Holland) and go west
  • To reach downtown, follow Chicago Dr. west until it becomes 8th St.; the Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 78 E. 8th St.

From Chicago or Northwest Indiana 

  • I-94 East
  • Exit 34 to I-196
  • Exit 44 “Holland”
  • Exit 47B “Downtown Holland.” This will put you on Washington Ave. 
  • At 32nd St., Washington Av. becomes Michigan Ave. At 19th Street, Michigan Ave. becomes River Ave.
  • For the Convention and Visitors Bureau, turn right onto 9th St. to College Ave. Turn left into the parking lot on the corner of 9th St. and College Ave. You can enter our offices through the backdoor off this parking lot – look for the “Visitor Information” sign. 

From Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, and Southeast Michigan

  • I-94 West
  • Exit 74B to US 131 North
  • Exit 77 to M-6 West
  • I-196 West (“To Holland”). 
  • Exit #55 (Zeeland/Holland) and go west. 
  • To reach downtown, follow Chicago Dr. west until it becomes 8th St. The Convention and Visitors Bureau is at 78 E. 8th St.

Contact our office at 800.506.1299 with questions. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am-5:30pm, Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm. (Mid-April through Mid-November)


  • Chicago, Illinois: 150 miles / 2 hours and 45 minutes (from Downtown Chicago)
  • Cincinnati, Ohio: 335 miles / 5 hours and 40 minutes
  • Cleveland, Ohio: 312 miles / 5 hours and 10 minutes
  • Detroit, Michigan: 186 miles / 3 hours
  • Frankenmuth, Michigan: 160 miles / 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Indianapolis, Indiana: 265 miles / 4 hours and 30 minutes
  • Mackinaw City, Michigan: 264 miles / 4 hours and 40 minutes
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin: 250 miles / 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Toronto, Ontario: 383 miles / 6 hours and 15 minutes


Commercial Airport: Gerald R. Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan
(616) 233.6000
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Airport Shuttles

  • Coleman’s Airport Shuttle Service 616.355.2006
  • Executive Coach Limousine 616.393.9595
  • Lily’s Limo 616.218.0005
  • All-American Sedan & Limousine, 616.538.4919

Train: Amtrak

Holland is a stop on the Chicago/Grand Rapids route. The train arrives in Holland from Grand Rapids, and leaves Holland for Chicago at approximately 6:50am every day. The train arrives in Holland from Chicago at approximately 10:30pm every evening. But please check with Amtrak for any schedule changes:

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Padnos Transportation Center Overflow Parking: When the Padnos Transportation Center parking lot, located on 8th Street just east of the Padnos Center, is full overflow parking is available in the 7th Street Parking Deck. No-cost overnight parking permit hangtags will be issued by Macatawa Area Express (MAX Transit) staff, located in the Padnos Center office. Permits will be issued Monday through Friday from 6:00 am until the train departs, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 7:00 am until the train departs. Permits are only distributed as needed at the lot. The permit is valid for parking in one of the twenty designated spaces located on the upper level of the deck. Vehicles can park overnight, but must have a permit. Non-permitted vehicles parked in these spaces are subject to ticketing and towing.

Bus: Indian Trails, (800) 292.3831
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Local Airports and Air Service

Car Rentals & Public Transportation


Local Bus Service: Macatawa Area Express Bus (The MAX) – 616.355.1010   Click here to visit their website

Rental Cars

  • Avis, (616) 395.0503
  • Budget, (616) 396.5288 
  • Enterprise, (616) 394.5400
  • Hertz, (616) 393.2040

Taxi Service

  • J&S Taxi – 616.335.4842 
  • Rosebud Taxi Service – 616.796.0458, 616.796.0657, 866.699.6975
  • Blueberry Taxi - 616.796.0600

Charter Bus Service: Cardinal Buses, 800.521.6006  Click here to visit their website