What to do
Pella Historical Village and Vermeer Windmill More than 20 historical buildings surround a courtyard. A tour of the windmill includes a step onto a ledge just below the mill’s turning blades. (641) 628-2409; pellahistorical.org
Vermeer Windmill in Pella is the tallest working windmill in the nation.
Tulip Time Put on your clogs. Pella marks its annual Tulip Time festival in early May with a variety of Dutch-inspired events and food and thousands of pretty blooms. (641) 628-4311; pellahistorical.org
Tulip Time festival celebrates the city’s Dutch heritage with beautiful blooms.
Where to eat
Jaarsma Bakery Try an almost-filled Dutch letters at this iconic pastry shop. (641) 628-2940; jaarsmabakery.com
The Jaarsma Bakery is famous their delectable Dutch letters.
Smokey Row Coffee House The coffee is strong, the quiche is homemade and the cheeseburger chowder is a favorite. (641) 621-0008; smokeyrow.com
Where to stay
Royal Amsterdam Hotel This European-style lodging in downtown overlooks a plaza, canal and windmill. From $99. (877) 954-8400; royalamsterdam.com
For information: Pella Convention and Visitors Bureau (888) 746-3882; pella.org