Holland is a safe city in a very pretty part of the state. However, the culture does not lean toward the acceptance of people who do not reflect the same narrow minded views. Beware if you are a person of color. Many of the locals believe that most Hispanics are gang members, regardless of how you are dressed. This is a very narrow minded community who likes your tourist dollars but wants you to leave ASAP. If you are a non-minority you probably will never notice...but if are one, be prepared to be asked "When did you come to this country?"
The best areas in Holland to Avoid at night is the the area between
16 -18th street on Columbia
16th - 18th street on Central
Don't go out here at night unless you are from this area.
Odds are you will not be harassed but this is the gang part of the city.
There was a body found in the dumpster on 711 on 16th street remembers that
HOLLAND,MICHIGAN is the small,peaceful and quiet and safety town comepare most of town in US.Yes,have a crime but only heard one or two time/ a year.Gangter infor. occured long time ago and never happend till now.They must DON'T LIKE peaceful and quiet town like this place ,so they moving.Heeeheee.
Though the town is generally safe everywhere, the 7-Eleven store and area around it between 16th and 18th Streets is not the best place to be at night. There have been numerous gang problems and many robberies there.