Sunday 15 September 2019

Holland in Michigan no longer says Welkom

Photo: Bazooka Joe @ Wikipedia

Photo: Bazooka Joe @ Wikipedia

The town of Holland in Michigan will no longer ‘welkom’ visitors from this spring, after installing new modern signs to the city as part of a rebranding campaign.

‘The goal was still to celebrate our heritage but not be in 1980,’ local community services director Joel Dye told the Holland Sentinel paper.

The parks department is now in the process of removing the old ‘Welkom’ signs, some of which are 30 years old.

Holland was founded by Dutch colonists in the 19th century and has been fiercely proud of its Dutch heritage. It has a traditional windmill and organises a tulip festival every year.

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