It’s no secret – the best way for you to get to know Hope is to spend time on our campus. Times may be different now, but our goal is the same! We’re ready to create a personalized in-person or online visit experience that’s tailored for you.

We’re open! Schedule an on-campus or online individual visit, or attend one of our online open houses. We can’t wait to show you around!

Interactive Campus Map

Interactive campus map

Getting to Campus

Driving Directions

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

Amtrak
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.

Bus
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.

Upcoming

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    An Evening with Hope College
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    An Evening with Hope College
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    Online Open House

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