Leisure & Events Management


Welcome to NHL Stenden, Leeuwarden! We are happy that a significant group of students subscribed to start the Leisure & Events 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 CSA@nhlstenden.com 


In the week before your actual study start, the  StudyStartWeek, an introduction week for all new first year Leisure & Events Management students  is taking place. During the StudyStartWeek you will get to know your fellow students, the Leisure & Events Management Staff, NHL Stenden, our educational system and the city of Leeuwarden.  This week is all about getting to know the Leisure Environment in a fun way.   

The Study Start Week will take place from Monday 27th January till Wednesday 29th January.  


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. 


We highly recommend taking part in the StudyStartWeek. We will meet you on the 27th of January between 10.30u and 10.50u at Rengerslaan 8 for the registration. At the entrance of the school, there will be somebody who can guide you towards the right room. 


The costs for the StudyStartWeek are € 65,– . If you would like to join the StudyStartWeek, you can register and pay(by credit card) through the webshop: webshop.stenden.com. Registration is open starting the 14th of January. 

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

Good to bring

We would like to advise you to bring the following: 

  • Bag/backpack 
  • 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) 
  • Passport, ID card 
  • Comfortable shoes and warm clothes for all days (when walking through the city, etc.)  
  • Umbrella 
  • Check the weather forecast for each day
  • Outfit Pleisure Party XXL, Theme: Circus     

In case you need a place to sleep in Leeuwarden, please let us know so we can see if we can arrange something for you. If you have any questions concerning the StudyStartWeek please contact us via: SSWFeb2020@outlook.com 

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The booklist for students starting in February 2020 can be found on Studystore. Books can also be ordered via Studystore. Please note, as a February intake student, you already need to purchase the books for September 2020. 


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.


Contact us on sswfeb2020@outlook.com. Like us on Facebook. 

Study start

Your first semester will start on Monday, 3 February 2020. For now, we hope to have informed you sufficiently. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on secretariaat.lt@stenden.com or telephone  0031 (0)58 2441363.   

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leeuwarden on the 27th of January!