With charming downtown Holland, historic on-campus buildings, state-of-the-art facilities and energetic student spirit, each visit to campus brings you closer to fully understanding what the Hope lifestyle is all about.

Hope College is in the heart of Holland, Michigan, a top vacation destination. We’re blocks from downtown 8th Street’s shops and restaurants, and just a few miles from Lake Michigan. This neighborhood gives students, community members and visitors plenty of cultured extracurricular activities to choose from.

We’ve got lots of activities planned for prospective students — Visit Days, Junior Day and custom individual and overnight visits — and admitted students. And we’re always eager to welcome alumni back on campus for Homecoming and Alumni Weekend.

Come for an event, sign up for a personal campus tour, or simply spend the weekend away from home. Whatever you’re looking for, we’re here to help you find it.

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Getting to Campus

Driving Directions

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

Airport Shuttle
Hope offers airport shuttles to and from Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) at the below times:

From campus to Gerald R. Ford International Airport:

  • 4 a.m.
  • 8 a.m.
  • 12 p.m.
  • 6 p.m.

From Gerald R. Ford International Airport to campus

  • 5 a.m.
  • 9 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 7 p.m
Students who are interested in securing an airport shuttle need to contact their admissions rep or call the Admissions Office (616.395.7000) no later than two weeks prior to their flight.


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.

Stay at the Haworth Hotel while visiting campus.
Nestled at the heart of downtown Holland and Hope College’s lively campus, Haworth Hotel embraces our vibrant community. Fresh, versatile spaces, on-site catering, and superior service allow us to host a diverse range of events, conferences, and gatherings, alongside comfort for our visitors, students, or faculty members. Book your stay today!

Other Area Hotels:

Places to Eat
  • Biggby Coffee
    Head over to Biggby Coffee in the lobby of the Haworth Hotel to try one of their specialty drinks or baked goods without ever having to leave Hope’s campus.
  • City Delicatessen
    City Delicatessen’s extensive menu allows for everyone to find their favorite lunch combo. Choose from the list of fresh sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and pizzas.
  • Crust 54
    From Chicago-style deep dish to stone-fired thin specialties, Crust 54 offers a range of delicious pizzas and a great indoor and outdoor environment to enjoy.
  • 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.
  • Lemonjello’s Coffee
    Located at 61 9th Street, 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
    Known for their craft beer and appetizers, New Holland Brewery’s menu offers flavors that match perfectly for any season of the year.
  • Peachwave
    Peachwave is a self-serve, choose-your-own toppings frozen treat destination unlike any other.
  • The Windmill Restaurant
  • Located at 28 W 8th Street, The Windmill Restaurant offers a Dutch influence to traditional American cuisine. Wake up early to beat the crowd for breakfast or pop in for lunch at this diner-inspired restaurant. 
  • 205 Coffee Bar
    205 Coffee Bar offers a wide selection of specialty coffee and beverages alongside their famous waffles. The atmosphere lends itself as a perfect meeting place or study spot.
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.