Why study leisure management at NHTV Breda

  • recognised by the World Leisure Organization as the only World Leisure Centre of Excellence in Europe, and the third one in the world
  • imagineering, you learn how to create experience worlds at a qualitative level
  • international classroom
  • academic honours programme: in 3 years’ time bachelor’s degree International Leisure Management and pre-master with direct access to Master of Science Leisure Studies
  • NHTV has 50 years of experience in leisure and tourism


According to Keuzegids HBO 2015 (Dutch) NHTV is the best large university of applied sciences in the Netherlands and the International Leisure Management programme secured a position in the top 3 of government-funded institutions. By Elsevier (a renowned Dutch magazine), this programme was voted as the best.

International accreditations from the World Leisure Organization underline the quality of education in the field of leisure at NHTV. International Leisure Management has been awarded the special distinctive feature of ‘Imagineering’ by the NVAO.

The programme was voted No.1 in its own category in the Nationale Studentenenquête 2015 (Student Survey). See the results.


The International Leisure Management programme has been awarded a Special Distinctive Feature by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation for the ‘Imagineering’ module.