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International Leisure Management

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
  • high ranking in ‘Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2014’
  • imagineering, you learn how to create experience worlds at a qualitative level international classroom, approx. 40% foreign students
  • academic premaster: in 3 years’ time bachelor’s degree and premaster with direct access to academic master Leisure Studies
  • NHTV has more than 45 years of experience in leisure and tourism


International accreditations from, for instance, the UN World Tourism
Organization and 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 shares the No.1 position in its category with Hogeschool Rotterdam in the Nationale Studentenenquête 2014 (Student Survey). For more information see the results. In Keuzegids HBO Voltijd 2014 (in Dutch) International Leisure Management was ranked third in it's own category.


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