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The HOI-week Apeldoorn

If you enrol in the Hotel Management or Security Management programmes, you will be studying in Apeldoorn.

Apeldoorn is a very green city – there is a park or woodland area on almost every street corner. However, the city has much more to offer than that. For example, did you know that Apeldoorn has about 150,000 inhabitants, making it one of the ten largest cities in the Netherlands? This city on the edge of the Veluwe national park is booming and investing large sums in culture, education, sports and leisure. As a result, you will notice that there is always something going on in Apeldoorn. The intimate city centre is a great place for shopping and going out.

The Caterplein is where you can find the funkiest pubs and hippest dining spots. Lots of well-known artists perform in and around the square in the summer. If you are into culture and the arts, the CODA Museum or the Huis voor Schoone Kunsten are the places to be. The Orpheus theatre offers an extensive and varied bill each year.

Sports fans should head to Omnisport Apeldoorn, which consists of an athletics hall doubling as an indoor velodrome, a venue for top-class sports and other sports facilities. Omnisport Apeldoorn is the only venue in the Netherlands that meets international standards for indoor athletics and track cycling.

On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 August you can join the Saxion introduction: the HOI 2020! During the program you will discover student life with a group of 10-15 first-year students. An senior student will guide you and your group during the HOI week.


The programme for HOI 2020 is not ready yet, but the data have already announced! Make a note of the days below in your agenda and make sure you are there!

  • Monday 24 and / or Tuesday 25 August for the academy introductions.
  • Wednesday, August 26 HOI Apeldoorn
  • Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 August HOI Enschede and Deventer

On this page we will keep you updated about the program on all the locations!

To keep the HOI possible and affordable for participants, we work together with companies. For example, companies provide a activity on the thursday for all participants to enjoy, or advertise during the week.


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Your student life in the city of Apeldoorn

Have a drink at one of the bars at Caterplein or enjoy a high performance sport spectacle at Omnisport. Rather do something cultural? Visit the Kröller-Müller museum or Paleis het Loo. Experience Apeldoorn!
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Answer to all your HOI related questions

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HOI Apeldoorn

Inge Davina-Damink

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Saxion protects the privacy of all parties involved in its educational and research activities. It considers it to be its duty to handle the personal data of its stakeholders with extreme precision and transparency.

For this reason, Saxion takes organizational and technical measures to prevent violations of the privacy of its current and prospective students as well as alumni, current and former employees and applicants, third parties and temporary employees, guests, and field representatives. Saxion wants to serve as an example for its students, who will have to take on this responsibility in their own professional practice at some point.

When you participate at HOI 2019, we ask you to provide some personal information to us. This data contains your name, address, email, phone number, date of birth, study, student number, Emergency number, medical information (allergies, medicines, diseases, diet, etc).

This data is shared (partially) in case of possible calamities with parties like HOI organization, security, caterers. There have been made agreements among these parties about the handling of this data.

Two months after HOI 2019 the data will be removed at all third parties.


During HOI 2019 photo and video recordings are made. Participating at the HOI means that footage (photo and video) with your image can be used for publicity purposes.