Neat New Places

This semester, I did a lot of adventuring. It’s one of my new favorite things. I’ve been coming to Holland since I was 10 years old, but there’s always so much more to explore and discover! Here are some of my favorite places I went for the first time this semester!

Jumpin’ Java

Jumpin' Java
Enjoying a chai-der (and cheesin’ hard) at Jumpin’ Java!

Over Fall Break, I discovered a super cute coffeeshop in Grand Haven called Jumpin’ Java. I love everything I’ve ever ordered there and it’s so cute.┬áIt’s usually not too busy either, so it’s the perfect place to do homework.

Sanctuary Woods

Sanctuary Woods
Having some fun at Sanctuary Woods!

Somehow, I went all of last year without realizing how many awesome adventure spots Holland has. I loved visiting Sanctuary Woods this fall. It is so beautiful and such a relaxing place to take a hike!

The new Spring Sweet

Spring Sweet
Spring Sweet’s new storefront!

Spring Sweet, one of my favorite stores in downtown Holland, recently made the move onto 8th Street and I LOVE their new store! It’s so beautiful and right on the same street with all the other stores now. So nice!

Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Saugatuck Dunes
Slightly lost in the woods at Saugatuck Dunes State Park…
We found the lake eventually!

Saugatuck Dunes State Park is pretty neat. I had a ton of fun exploring there with my boyfriend Larry a few months ago!

Pro tip: Stay on the trails to prevent getting lost. Seems obvious, but…

Tunnel Park

Tunnel Park
Enjoying the beach at Tunnel Park with my best pal Allix!

This is a pretty well-known spot for Hope students, but I had never been there before RA training this fall! It is a beautiful beach and I really enjoyed spending an evening there with friends.

The Biscuit

The Biscuit
The Biscuit is an awesome spot for breakfast and lunch!

I’ve listened to my friends raving about The Biscuit for the past year, and I finally tried it this November! It was everything I hoped for and it is super cute inside. Such a perfect spot for a cozy midday meal.


Ditto is one of my favorite places to shop in Holland!

Ditto is another place I’ve been hearing about for a while but had just never made it to. It lives up to the hype! It’s an awesome upscale resale store at affordable prices. I’ve gotten awesome gently used clothes here from brands like J. Crew and Ralph Lauren, and the proceeds go to Holland Christian and Zeeland Christian schools. It’s such a great place!

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“He will feed his flock like a shepherd.

He will carry the lambs in his arms,

holding them close to his heart.

He will gently lead the mother sheep with

their young.”

– Isaiah 40:11

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Published by Kathryn Krieger

I'm a Hope junior from Princeton, Illinois, majoring in Ethics, Culture, and Social Witness with a music minor. I am a follower of Christ and I am involved in Chapel Worship Team at Hope. Previously, I have been involved in Chapel Choir, Black River WyldLife, Res Life, Dance Marathon, a small women's Bible study, College Chorus, Women's Chamber Choir, and Collegium Musicum. I also currently help lead music at Pillar Church! I also love pork chop sandwiches, music of all kinds, The Office, and my wonderful friends and family! Contact me at, @kathrynekrieger on Instagram, or @hopekathryn17 on Twitter!

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