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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
  • imagineering, you learn how to create experience worlds at a qualitative level
  • international classroom
  • academic pre-master: in 3 years’ time bachelor’s degree and pre-master with direct access to academic master Leisure Studies
  • NHTV has more than 45 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.

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 was voted No.1 in its own category in the Nationale Studentenenquête 2014 (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.