Distinguished visitors to Holland and Hope during the Tulip Time Festival included the Netherlands ambassador to the United States and consul general in Chicago.

Pictured from left to right during a gathering on Friday, May 9, are Klaas van der Tempel, Consul General of the Netherlands in Chicago; John Knapp, President of Hope College; Rudolf Bekink, Netherlands Ambassador to the United States; and Kurt Dykstra, Mayor of Holland, Mich.

The ambassador was greeted in the Presidents room of Graves Hall. The painting in the background shows Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland and co-founder of Hope.