Hotel Management School (Ba + Ad)

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 Friday, the 26th 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 below. 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 any questions regarding your Bachelor study, please contact, or call +31 6 23148056. In case you have questions regarding your Associate Degree study (AD), please contact

Warm regards,

Caspar von Velsen,
Barbara Samu,
Marit Schwiening,
Twan Kortstra

Host & Event Coordinators SSW HMS


The Study Start Week will be from the 22nd to the 26th of August 2022.

Please provide a detailed description of the activities in the tables below.

Monday, 22nd of August
Time Activity  Location
9:30 – 10:30 Registration Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
10:30 -11:15 Study Start Week Opening Rengerspark
11:15 – 12:15 Get-to-Know Each Other Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
12:15 – 13:45 Lunch by Food Trucks Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
13:45 – 16:15 City Tour Leeuwarden City
17:00 – 19:00 End of the Day Borrel Catshuis, Nieuwestad 49, 8911 CJ Leeuwarden


Tuesday, 23rd of August
Time Activity  Location
10:00 – 13:00 Internationalization Fair Hotel management School NHL Stenden
13:00 – 13:30 Break Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
13:30 – 16:30 School Tour with Interactive Workshops Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
19:00 – 23:00 Pub-Crawl Leeuwarden City


Wednesday, 24th of August
Time Activity  Location
10:00 – 12:00 Outdoor Survival Grote Wielen
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Packages by “The Bakery” Grote Wielen/ Prinsentuin
13:00 – 15:00 Green Joy Boat Tour Prinsentuin/ Leeuwarden City
18:30 – 22:00 Themed Dinner: Black with a Touch of Gold De Oldehove, Leeuwarden


Thursday, 25th of August: 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


Friday, 26th of August
Time Activity  Location
10:45 – 13:00 Meet your Study Coach / Activator Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
13:00 – 13:30 Landing Week 1 Hotel Management School NHL Stenden
14:00 Practice Introduction Learning Community 1 Notiz Hotel

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 the Host Programme. You can contact us via


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

What is the names of the social media of the study?
Find us on Instagram and Facebook for all the updates and important information.

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.