hotel management school NHL Stenden


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Dear future Hotellos,

Please find the program for the Study Start Week here!

Joining the Study Start Week will be mandatory and highly beneficial for start of this education. We will share all the important information you need and will connect you with your future classmates and industry.

We cannot wait to welcome you to our Hotel Management School!

Please note that the program is subject to change depending on the Covid situation. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility.

In case you have any questions, please contact us via email: or call us: +31 6 23148056.


Warm regards,


Caspar von Velsen

Barbara Samu

Marit Schwiening

Host & Event Coordinators SSW HMS


HMS PROGRAMME Study Start Week February 2022

24th of January – 28th of January

Monday, 24th of January
Time Activity Location
9:30-10:30 Registration

Service Desk, Hotel Management School

Rengerslaan 8, 8917 DD

10:30 -11:15 Opening SSW by Students HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4
11:15-12:00 Get to know each other HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4
12:00-15:00 City Tour + External Lunch Leeuwarden + De Brouwerij
15:00-16:30 Speed-Dating and Cocktail Workshop by ISA HMS Building
18:00 Academic Dinner: Dress to Impress Canteen, Stenden Building


Tuesday, 25th of January
Time Activity Location
10:00 – 10:30 Check-in and coffee (AD)

Lobby, Hotel Management School

Rengerslaan 8, 8917DD

10:30 – 12:00 School Tour Campus NHL Stenden
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Canteen, Stenden Building
13:00 – 14:45 Informative Presentation for Family and Friends (in English and in Dutch) Online
13:00 – 14:30 Pub Quiz by HNS HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4
15:00 – 16:30 Wine Tasting Dionysus HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4
16:30 Pizza and Drinks by Dough Pamine Lobby, HMS Building


Wednesday, 26th of January: Academy Day for students
Time Activity Location
10:00 – 10:30 Opening by Marco NHL Stenden Auditorium
10:30 – 11:00 Industry Advisory Board: About the Industry NHL Stenden Auditorium
11:00 – 12:00 NetworKing workshop NHL Stenden Auditorium
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch On Campus
13:00 – 17:00 Workshops set up around the Student Academy Day

HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4


17:00 – 18:30 Meet & Greet Borrel with Staff and Industry Canteen


Thursday, 27th of January
Time Activity Location
10:00 – 11:00 Tour through Practice departments: NHL Stenden Hospitality Group Kitchens, Restaurant Wannee, Notiz Hotel
11:00 – 11:30 Landing Week 1 – Preparation Week 2 Stenden Building
13:30 – 16:00 Ice Skating by Io.Vivat for 1st and 2nd year students* Elfstedenhal, Fryslânplein 1, 8914 BZ


Friday, 28th of January
Time Activity Location
12:00 – 14:00 Integrational Event for International Students and whoever wants to join HMS Building: Ateliers: C1.4-03/4

*Due to the last COVID-19 measurements of the Dutch Government, attending this event requires checking your proof of vaccination, recovery or a valid test result


What to bring with you        

Dear students,

Please bring a laptop or other smart device, that you can use to complete the payment for the SSW.

Your hosts will inform you about this as well. The rest will be communicated!

Price and payment

The price for the SSW is 95 Euros. The students will be expected to pay upon arrival at the school.


They will recive an email with more information about this.


In case of any questions, please contact

Social media

There is a Facebook event created on the Facebook account of the Hotel Management School NHL Stenden.

There is also an Instagram account that will update the students on a regular basis: @studystartweek_hms


The participation in the Study Start Week will be mandatory so the Study Start will be the 24th of January 2022