NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences (NHTV) is a university with about 7,000 students from over 100 countries. It is situated in the south of the Netherlands, in the city of Breda, only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels. Breda is a historical city with some 180,000 inhabitants. Approximately 20,000 young people are studying in Breda. NHTV was founded in 1966 as an institute offering bachelor’s programs in tourism and leisure and in this field, it is the largest and leading education institution in the world. New (academic) bachelor’s and master’s programs have been developed since then.


In 2016 NHTV Breda celebrated its 50th anniversary, which means half a century of experience in practice-based higher education and international cooperation. In the fields of tourism, leisure and hospitality, NHTV is the largest and leading education institute in the world. According to the league table of Dutch universities of applied sciences of ‘Keuzegids HBO’, NHTV is one of the best universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands for many years.

Quality in an international setting

NHTV prepares you for management-level positions in an international setting. International accreditations from, for instance, the UN World Tourism Organization and the World leisure Organization underline the quality of education. NHTV works together with many leading education institutions all over the world. As a result, there are many opportunities for intensive student and lecturer exchanges. Due in part to the joint research programs, student conferences and summer courses, the international character of the programs is strengthened. Furthermore, NHTV encourages work placements abroad or at internationally oriented companies.


NHTV Breda University Netherlands