Dutch Culture

Pella is America's Dutch treasure! Visit the Netherlands here in the Midwest.

A History of Pella

Choose a date below to travel through Pella's rich history.

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Windmill

Dutch Adventures

From the tallest working grain windmill in the United States to the iconic Tulip Toren, browse our favorite Dutch adventures in Pella!

Central Park
720 Franklin St.
(641) 628-4571
Tulip Toren
Franklin Street
(641) 628-4571
Brinkhoff Park
1307 Washington St.
641-628-4571
Tuttle Cabin
608 Lincoln St.
(641) 628-2935
Klokkenspel
625 Franklin St.
(641) 620-9463
Pella Historical Village & Vermeer Mill
507 Franklin St.
(641) 620-9463
Molengracht Plaza
700 Main Street
(641) 628-4173
Sunken Garden Park
1110 Main
Frisian Farms Cheese House
2098 Fisher Ave.
(641) 204-2222
Scholte House Museum & Gardens
728 Washington St.
(641) 620-9463

Experience our Dutch Heritage!

Come and visit the Pella Historical Society Museums and Vermeer Windmill. The Vermeer Windmill is the tallest working grain windmill in the United States! Enjoy a guided tour showcasing the ingenuity and history behind these impressive structures, and view Pella from the observation desk. Then meander through 21 other buildings forming the Historical Village, including a blacksmith shop, wooden shoe maker shop, puppet theater, church, bakery, and the childhood home of Wyatt Earp.

Dutch Adventures

Dutch for Foodies

From traditional meat markets to chocolate shops to bakeries, foodies will love the Dutch dining options in Pella!

Ulrich Meat Market
715 Franklin St.
(641) 628-2771
Jaarsma Bakery
727 Franklin St.
(641) 628-2940
In't Veld's Meat Market
820 Main St.
(641) 628-3440
Frisian Farms Cheese House
2098 Fisher Ave.
(641) 204-2222
Butcher's Brewhuis
822 Main St.
(641) 628-3440
Dutchfix
621 Franklin St.
(641) 204-0279
Vander Ploeg Bakery
711 Franklin St.
(641) 628-2293
Van Veen Chocolates
613 Franklin St.
(641) 780-9374
Maria's Tea Room
728 Washington St.
(641) 628-1541

Pella's Historical Lodging

With homes built as early as 1856, visitors can stay in historic houses that have been restored for an old-world Dutch experience.

The Strawtown Cottage
1110 Washington St.
(641) 780-1466
Heart of Downtown Pella
635 Franklin St.
(641) 416-0182
The Rock House
1401 University St.
(641) 218-4684
Klokkenspel Studio
621 Franklin St. Ste. 201
(641) 780-1254
Clover Leaf Cottage
314 Washington St.
(641) 499-1246
All Places to Stay