Holland

Located on the shores of little Lake Macatawa, just off the coast of expansive Lake Michigan, Holland is the epicenter of West Michigan's Dutch history and culture. Not surprisingly, then, the city is perhaps best known for its annual Tulip Time Festival in May.

But there's much more to the Tulip City than, well, tulips. The city's downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts as much retail activity as any urban core in the region. The community is flush with wildly popular waterfront beaches like Tunnel Park and Holland State Park. And Hope College lends the clean, conservative town a bit of youthful spirit.

Feature Story Erin Zindle & The Ragbirds

Hot Tix for a cold winter


Feature Story Emily Polet-Monterosso became active when she learned she was a match to donate her kidney. Now she's climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to show what people with only one kidney can do.

Holland native and kidney donor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro


Feature Story Holland resident Teagan Keeler performs dance, gymnastics, and acrobatics on a horse as part of a team that practices at AJS Farms in Holland.
Feature Story Sydney Ritsema was the recipient of the Herbert F. and Mabel L. Olney Memorial Scholarship. She graduated from Ferris State University with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in forensic psychology. 
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The Momentum Center to hold 3-part mental health forum


Feature Story Kelli Nina Perkins and Bill Parrott on the road.

Creative Nomads: How letting go inspired our most creative year


Feature Story Jon Ornee is teaming up with Community Action House for another New Year's Day fundraiser to support the new new Food Club & Opportunity Hub in Holland.

2022 Challenge gets people moving and doing good


Feature Story Mitch and Johally Carlson pose with their children outside their new home. The family has a home of their own this holiday season with the help of Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity.
Feature Story Jubilee Ministries Executive Director Steve Grose and Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Wilkinson speak to a crowd before a ceremonial groundbreaking at Park Vista Place, a joint project of the two, on East 40th Street in Holland.

More housing coming to West Michigan, still more needed


Feature Story JR Automation plans to hire 28 workers over the next two years.

JR Automation expands operations in Holland


Feature Story Tim Price, co-owner of RollXscape Skating Center in Holland Township, right, shows skating enthusiast a set of LED quad roller skate wheels in the rink’s skate shop during the venue’s grand opening, Nov. 4.

Roller rink makes a comeback as RollXscape Skating Center


Feature Story Dan Zuberbier with Herrick District Library shows off a few of the items available for check out through HDL's Library of Things.  (Contributed/HDL)

From toys to tech: Library of Things offers creative opportunities


Feature Story Experience a traditional Dutch Christmas Market without ever leaving the country.
Feature Story The 52,000-square-foot facility has nine classrooms, four computer labs, and five unique labs for biology, chemistry, electronics, automation, welding, and machine tooling.
Feature Story Herrick District Library's main branch is located at 300 South River Ave. in Holland.

Holland library joins growing trend of eliminating late fees


Feature Story Vocalist Helen Welch will join the Holland Symphony Orchestra for two holiday pops concerts Saturday, Dec. 11.

HSO presents “Season’s Greetings” holiday pops concert