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Dear future Hotellos,

We are more than excited to invite you to join the Study Start Week of our September 2022 intake!

Part of this Study Start Week period will be a full introduction to the schools’ curriculum, an eventful city tour, parties, dinners, workshops, and masterclasses guided by industry professionals.

And what is even better, you are going to do these fun things together with your “Homegroup”. These students are going to be your classmates for the first years of your studies.

Furthermore, you and your group mates will have two well experienced and motivated students as hosts, who will guide you through your Onboarding period, and help you during your first few months at Hotel Management School NHL Stenden.

Joining the Study Start Week will be mandatory and highly beneficial for your new journey at the Hotel Management School. We will share all the important information you need and will connect you with your future classmates and industry.

The Study Start Week starts on Monday, the 22nd of August and lasts until Thursday, the 25th of August (no activities are scheduled on the Saturdays and Sundays).

We are looking forward to welcome you at our Hotel Managements School.

You can register and purchase the correct ticket for the SSW via the link provided below the page. Please make sure to select the ticket which is in accordance with your intake (Bachelor, Associate Degree or Work and Study)*.

In case you have questions regarding your Associate Degree study (AD), please contact

Warm regards,

Study Start Week organization Associate Degree


The Study Start Week will be from the 22nd to the 25th of August 2022.


Time Activity   Location
10:00 – 10:30 Registration Make sure to have registered yourself via Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
10:30 – 11:15 Opening & Welcome  


11:15 – 13:30 City Tour Leeuwarden Leeuwarden City
13:30 – 14:0 Lunch by foodtrucks Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
14:30 – 16:00 Get to know each other Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
17:00 – 19:00 End of day Borrel Catshuis, Nieuwestad 49, 8911 CJ Leeuwarden
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Time Activity   Location
11:00 Welcome Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
11:15 – 13:30 Games Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
14:00 – 16:00 Boat Tour Green Joy, Leeuwarden City
16:00 – 19:00 Break Use your free time to discover Leeuwarden City and its beautiful terraces. Leeuwarden City
19:00 – 00:00 Pub-crawl Leeuwarden City
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Time Activity   Location
10:00 – 12:00 Outdoor Survival Grote Wielen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Packages by “The Bakery” Grote Wielen
14:00 – 17:00 Crazy 88 Testhall, Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
18:30 – 22:00 Themed Dinner: Black with a Touch of Gold De Oldehove, Leeuwarden
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 Thursday: Dress code Business Attire                 

Time Activity   Location
10:00 – 10:30 Opening by Marco ten Hoor, Academy Director WestCord Hotel Leeuwarden
10:45 – 13:45 Industry Workshops WestCord Hotel Leeuwarden
13:45 – 14:30 Lunch WestCord Hotel Leeuwarden
14:30 – 17:30 Academy Workshops WestCord Hotel Leeuwarden
21:00 Final Themed Party: Let’s Glow Crazy Club Red, Leeuwarden
End of programme

Good to bring list     

  1. ID and/or Passport
  2. For some activities, it would be good to have a bike.
  3. Some days require a laptop.

Details will be communicated by your hosts in advance.

Price and payment

What does StudyStartWeek cost and where do they charge?
Attending the Study Start Week costs 95€. Please sign up via this link:

Booklist and ordering

Where do they find their book list and where can they buy their books?
The booklist can be found here. Simply log in with your student email account and password to find it. Please note that we highly recommend waiting with purchasing the book until having had a chance to discuss the need with your lectures.


Who are the contacts and how do you get in touch with them?
The study start week of the Hotel Management School is organized via HMS. For any questions you can contact or call +31 06 23148056 


What other documents should the student have access to?

At the moment, there are no other documents needed. However, we might have these distributed to you at a later moment.

Social media
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Study start

The official study start is the 29th of August 2022. More information about this will be communicated by the Host Programme a few days in advance. Please note that you are expected to join the Study Start Week which starts on the 22nd of August.