It’s no secret – the best way for you to get to know Hope is to spend time on our campus. While we can’t show you our campus in-person at this time, our goal is to create a memorable, personalized online visit experience that will help you decide if Hope is the right fit for you.

Participate in a virtual open house or schedule an interactive tour with a current student tour guide from the comfort of your own home! Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it!

Virtual Open Houses

Each of our Open Houses is designed to offer an overview of our academic programs, student life, and vibrant Christian character. Learn why attending Hope will change your life and why Hope is a place where you will be known! We have several dates planned for you and we know you’ll leave with a solid start to learning all that we offer here at Hope.

Virtual Visits

Schedule a personalized interactive tour with a current student tour guide! They will walk you through our 360° virtual tour and share their Hope experiences. You can also schedule a virtual admissions appointment with one of our representatives.

Interactive Campus Map

Interactive campus map

Getting to Campus

Driving Directions

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids is 34 miles from Hope College.

Amtrak offers daily service from Chicago to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus. Save 15% on travel throughout the Midwest when you book through Amtrak's student discount fare finder.

Indian Trails also offers service to Holland's Padnos Transportation Center, located just blocks from campus.

Preferred Hotels

These hotels have demonstrated excellence in hospitality for parents, alumni and friends. We are pleased to recommend them to you for your next visit.

Places to Eat
  • Alpen Rose Restaurant and Café
    Alpen Rose offers a fresh yet classic approach to European Dining, with award-winning service and pastries.
  • CitySēn Lounge
    Dine at CitySēn Lounge. Need an energy boost? Try fair trade organic coffee at CityBrü Coffee.
  • Hops at 84 East
    Located at 84 East 8th Street in beautiful downtown Holland. A kitchen that creates several delicious entrees, burgers, sandwiches and brick oven pizzas.
  • Ferris Coffee
    Ferris has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere with great conversation, delicious treats baked fresh on site, and a large selection of whole-bean coffee and loose-leaf tea.
  • Lemonjello’s Coffee
    Lemonjello’s Coffee provides coffee, music and community. Along with standard muffins, cookies and scones, Lemonjello’s offers a number of gluten-free, vegan and organic products.
  • New Holland Brewery
    Each bottle of New Holland’s craft beer and artisan spirits captures a flavor, a harvest, a season, a moment in time.
  • Orange Leaf
    Orange Leaf is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other.
Holland Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Holland Area Visitors GuideThe Holland CVB is a great resource to help plan your next visit. Visit their website for information about staying, playing, eating and shopping in Holland. Reach them by phone at 800.506.1299 or with a short walk from campus to 78 E. 8th Street.

View the Holland Area Visitors Guide.

Hope by the Numbers

  • 10 Minute drive to Lake Michigan

    The Hope College campus is a short drive from Lake Michigan's beautiful beaches.

  • 2ndHappiest Place to Live in America

    Holland placed second in the nation for overall well-being in a 2010 report by Gallup and Healthways.

  • 500,000+Visitors during Tulip Time

    The annual Tulip Time festival celebrates Hollands Dutch heritage with parades, authentic dancing, food and more.

  • 3Hours from Chicago

    Right across Lake Michigan or a train ride away is the cultural center of Chicago.