Holland, Michigan has been recognized by many organizations as one of the best places in the United States to live, work, retire, vacation and celebrate! We're not surprised- and you won't be either, once you visit Holland. You'll see that we enjoy beautiful natural resources- including an amazing Lake Michigan coastline- a vibrant downtown, a cherished Dutch heritage, a supportive community, and profitable industries.

Holland is proud to have recently received the following awards from America in Bloom:

2017 winner World Tulip Summit Society - Tulip Festival of the Year Award
2017 winner Communitites in Bloom International Challenge - Large Communitites 5 Blooms (5 out of 5)- Silver rating
2015 winner Outstanding Achievement in Floral Displays
2015 winner Circle of Champions - midsize population

2014 winner in population category 24,001-50,000

2014 winner Outstanding Achievement in Floral Displays
2014 winner YouTube video

2018 - "The Prettiest Town in Every U.S. State, Holland, MI -Architectual Digest

2018 "Hidden Gem" Hope College- College Raptor
2013 winner in population category 30,001-50,000

2013 winner Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Preservation

2012 winner in population category 25,001-50,000

2012 winner in Environmental Efforts

2012 winner Best Community Garden Program

2011 winner in population category 25,001-50,000

2011 winner for Tidiness
2020 Greenest Cities Award in Michigan -Insurify

Holland has received many other accolades, including: 

Forbes Magazine "America's Prettiest Towns"

#2 Happiest, Healthiest Place to Live in America– Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
One of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations- National Trust for Historic Preservation
"All America City" - National Civic League
"Top Five Best Places to Retire" - Money Magazine
"Top Ten Cities" - Nest Egg Index, A.G. Edwards
"Top Five Safest Cities in the U.S." - Forbes Magazine
#2 "19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America" - Impulcity
#3 "Top Ten Best Places for Families" - Livability 

Tree City USA, National Arbor Day Foundation 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Downtown Holland as  "Great American Mainstreet."

"33 Most Scenic Towns in America" #15, Holland, MI 

"America's #1 of 11 Best Beachtowns" - Tasting Table

"Runner Friendly Community" - Road Runners Club of America

"2nd Most Beautiful Town in America" -

"13 Best Day Trips From Chicago" -

9 U.S. Cities That Will Make You Think You're In Europe - Matador Network

"2019 Best Places to Raise a Family in Michigan" - #7 Holland - Wallethub

2023:  According to a survey conducted by Mixbook, a highly rated photo book brand, Holland ranked No. 8 out of the top 75 most “Christmassy towns” in America

And Holland's famous Tulip Time Festival has received numerous awards, including:


One of the Top 100 Events in North America- American Bus Association

One of the Top 100 Events of the Year-
Best Small Town Festival- Reader's Digest

2023 Flower Festival of the Year Award- International Garden Tourism Conference in British Columbia

Holland even wins awards in wintertime- USA Today named Dutch Winterfest as the "Best Place to Catch a Winter Carnival." 

Plan a trip to Holland to experience this award-winning town for yourself!