Tourism Management


Welcome to NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden! We are happy that a significant group of students subscribed to start the Tourism Management programme in February. Before you start your study, we would like to provide you with some information about the start of your study. 

Your application 
Please note that this e-mail is not a letter of offer or confirms your admission. Your application is handled by our Central Student Administration. If you have any questions regarding this process, you can contact them on


In the week before your actual study start, the StudyStartWeek, an introduction week for all new first year Tourism Management students is taking place. During the StudyStartWeek you will get to know your fellow students, the Tourism Management Staff, NHL Stenden, our educational system and the city of Leeuwarden.

The StartWeek  is taking place from Monday 27th of January till  Wednesday 29th of January. You can find the programme of the week in the attachment.

We advise you to take part in the StudyStartWeek.

We will meet you on the 27th of January between 10:30 and 10:50 at location Rengerslaan 8 for the registration. Registration will take place in room: 2.48

At the entrance of the school, there will be somebody who can guide you towards the right room.


Monday the 27th 

10.30u – 11.00u Registration 

11.00u – 12.00u First act 

12.00u – 12.45u Lunch (included) 

12.45u – 17.00u Discover the school 

17.00u – 18.30u Diner by yourself 

20.00u – …          Pubcrawl 


Tuesday the 28th  

10.00u – 14.00u Discover the city 

15.00u – 17.00u Lights camera action… 

17.00u – 20.00u Diner by yourself 

20.00u – 23.00u Pub quiz. 

23.00u – …          Afterparty 


Wednesday the 29th  

10.30u -12.00u Hangover Breakfast 

13.00u – 16.30u Students on ice 

20.00u – …          Pleisure party XXL Theme circus. 


The costs for the StudyStartWeek package and programme are € 65– per person. To participate in the StudyStartWeek, you have to pre-register. Registration and payment (by credit card) can be done via this link.  

Registration opens on Tuesday 14 January. When registering, choose Academie Leisure & Tourism, location Leeuwarden and StudyStartWeek Tourism Management. Should online payment not work, then this will be arranged during the registration on the 27th of January. 

If you are unable to join the StudyStartWeek, please inform us before the 24th of January by sending an e-mail to  If you can’t join some time during the week, you can also report this before 08:30 am at the Frontdesk of Tourism Management via the phone number: +31 (0)58 2441363.

Good to bring

  • Bag/backpack for putting in all received information/lunch packages
  • International students should know their payment details (BIC and IBAN) and student number for filling in the payment form (it is NOT possible to pay cash)
  • Comfortable shoes and warm clothes for all days (when walking through the city, etc.)
  • Sports or comfortable clothes
  • Umbrella
  • Check the weather forecast for each day – be prepared for changes (rain, wind, sun)
  • Drinks and snacks for in-between
  • Passport, ID card


Please find attached the booklist of February. Books can be ordered via Studystore  Of course, you can also buy them in other book shops or second hand.

Buddy Programme

Tourism Management offers you the chance of having a buddy, to receive some support in the beginning of your study. A student (buddy) of the second or third year assists you during your first module at NHL Stenden in terms of helping you out to get familiar with Tourism Management and more. Interested? More info and the possibility to register can be found in the attachment. 


On Tuesday the 4th of February 2020 the Dutch Immigration Service (IND) will come to NHL Stenden Mill for our first year non-European students to hand out residence permits. More information can be found in this letter.


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Study start

Your first module will start on Monday, 3 February 2020!