Lynden is home to Washington State’s largest Dutch settlement and is the heart of the region’s farmland. This is also a village that loves to celebrate life’s simpler things. Throughout the year the community rolls out the red carpet with authentic festivals and events that showcase their heritage, like the Northwest Raspberry Festival and the Farmers Day Parade. The granddaddy celebration of them all is the Northwest Washington Fair each August.
On Front Street, two Dutch windmills grace the skyline. Dutch architecture can be seen all along Downtown Lynden creating a charming and unique appeal.
Also on Front Street is the Lynden Pioneer Museum which gives a glimpse of the “simpler” life in the earlier days of this farming community. The museum features one of the largest collections of antique buggies in the U.S. plus a two-story replica of Lynden at the turn of the last century.
Eating in Lynden
Lynden is full of local and delicious restaurants. Not only will you find unique Dutch cuisine, you will also find out just how fresh food can be.
Hotels in Lynden
There has been a lot of changes happening around Lynden over the past few years. They have officially welcomed its first boutique hotel on Dec. 28, 2015 when the 35-room Inn at Lynden opened its doors to travelers in the century-old Waples Mercantile Building at the corner of 5th and Front streets in the historic downtown district. The Inn shares space with a number of boutique retailers including Village Books and Bellingham Baby Company, Overflow Taps and Avenue Bread.
- Inn at Lynden – 100 5th St., Lynden WA
- Oostema Farmstead Inn – 8402 Northwood Rd., Lynden WA