Second year students have successful fieldtrip to Belgium

The new second year students had a successful fieldtrip into Belgium. They first visited the zoo/theme park Pairi Diaza. During the two hour bus ride, lecturer Goof Lukken gave them more background information about this park. Then students could explore the park and later check in to their luxurious accommodation in ‘The land of the cold’, where they slept in Native houses across the brown … Continue reading Second year students have successful fieldtrip to Belgium

Fieldtrip Efteling aftermovie

The 2nd of March, the second year NHTV students went on a fieldtrip to the Efteling to get more information on internship possibilities. 2 of our editors were present to report. Take a look at the aftermovie to get an impression of the fieldtrip at the Efteling: [vimeo 160252822 w=640 h=360] Fieldtrip Efteling 2-3-2016 from LeisureAcademy on Vimeo. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram!   *Our … Continue reading Fieldtrip Efteling aftermovie

Plopsaland de Panne update

Read about Danielle’s experience at Plopsaland de Panne: “Three months have passed, I am halfway there. It is better than I would expected at first. I was somewhat resistant in the beginning, as you might imagine, because it turned out to be a bit difficult after a month or so. Being away from my family, not studying anymore…. However, everything has changed. Instead of travelling … Continue reading Plopsaland de Panne update

Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show

“Hello everyone, my name is Romesh Popelier. Currently I’m doing my internship. Next to my study at NHTV I’m studying Mechanical Engineering in Eindhoven to reach my dreamjob in the theme park industry as a ride engineer. At the Euro Attractions Show in Gothenburg last year I spoke with Jeroen Nijpels of JN Entertainment & Leisure Consultancy. Jeroen’s company represents different suppliers in the industry. … Continue reading Dubai Entertainment Amusement & Leisure Show

Year 2 Project 2: Rijksmuseum and hospitality

Hospitality is one of the core parts of the industry. Food & beverage is always present in theme parks and an increasing amount of parks is starting to build hotels or campsites. Besides that, hospitable behaviour towards guests is essential. This means that the employees should be kind and helpful , but also that the park should provide special facilities and adapt the service to … Continue reading Year 2 Project 2: Rijksmuseum and hospitality

Year 2: Project 1 – The Feasibility Study

Phantasialand, CentrO, Lego Discovery Center…. An interesting introduction to the industry and track. The next week it was already back to work and start on our project! No commissioner for this project, since we created our own park. The assignment had a few requirements. The park had to be located in one of the selected countries in Europe and it should be feasible. Conducting a … Continue reading Year 2: Project 1 – The Feasibility Study

Project 3: storytelling in zoos

Teacher and student were always the connection between zoos and visitors. Nowadays, a shift is visible from education to experience. Storytelling remains a widely used tool in creating experiences in all leisure activities. Zoos worldwide and their stories were the final topics the last project revolved around. Closely involved in the process of concept development were our supervisors, Goof Lukken and Bart Stadhouders, who provided … Continue reading Project 3: storytelling in zoos