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We prefer to talk about a platform instead of a website.

It’s not only a website about Hotel Management School Leeuwarden (HMSL), it has a broader approach; it is an ‘online meeting place’ for HMSL and the industry.

This perfectly fits the philosophy of Hotel Management School Leeuwarden: giving the hospitality industry a major role in our study programmes. Because working closely together is the only way we can educate Game Changers who are ready for the hospitality industry of tomorrow.

Hotel Management

School Leeuwarden

In 1987 we were the third Hotel Management School in the Netherlands. A newcomer that dared to offer a different voice in the hospitality landscape, challenging the established order. After 35 years we are still that progressive and innovative Hotel Management School, with a clear vision on the future while valuing our heritage. With over 3,000 students from more than 50 countries and 12,000 alumni worldwide, we are the largest and most internationally orientated Hotel Management School in Europe.

Our clear vision and DNA is described in our Manifesto.

Our Manifesto

Highlights Hotel Management School Leeuwarden

  • Grand Tour

    Our Grand Tour offers students the unique opportunity to follow parts of their education at one of our international sites: in South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Aruba or Italy.

  • Design Based Education

    With our unique educational concept ‘Design Based Education’, we place the industry at the heart of our learning programme. Our students work on real life challenges from the industry, in an interactive and inspiring learning environment.

  • Study programmes

    The study programmes are suitable for students at all levels: from recent high school graduates to experienced professionals. Our Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree and Master Degree can be followed full time, part time or flexibly (work & study).

“Our students are future proof game changers in the hospitality industry and beyond”

Marco ten Hoor
Academy Director Hotel Management School Leeuwarden

Industry Advisory Board

Erwin van der Graaf

Vice President Operations, managed hotels Benelux & DACH at Accor

Stef Driessen

Sector Banker Leisure at ABN Amro

Alexander Gevers Deynoot

Director Chains at Hopper

Jan Hein Simons

Director Hotels – Benelux at Colliers International

Viola Mulder

Owner at Voilà

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan

Vice President Operations, Europe at Interstate Hotels & Resorts

Gönül Uyanik

Cluster General Manager at The Student Hotel

Alexander de Vries

Director at Hostmanship Group

Evelien Walstra

Sr. Business Account Manager at Municipality of Leeuwarden

Pascale de Wijs

Owner at Likewise – Brand activation

NHL Stenden Hospitality Group

Our students gain industry experience at NHL Stenden Hospitality Group. This provides them with a living lab where they can develop their hospitality skills, while experimenting with the newest technologies and experiencing ‘real world learning’.