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INTRO Apeldoorn

The INTRO in Apeldoorn will be held on Tuesday 30 August, Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September. Register now!

Register and book a place to sleep for the INTRO in Apeldoorn💃🏽

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What will the INTRO in Apeldoorn be like?

Watch this video in which the organisers of the INTRO in Apeldoorn tell you what to expect!


Apeldoorn is small (but very nice), so we organised only one INTRO programme for all students here. This means that the INTRO specific to your degree programme has been merged with the general activities for all students. You will find the full programme below! Also: it’s a good idea to check the Starter's Information for your degree programme so that you can be sure you won’t miss anything important!

Tuesday 30 August
Time Activity Location
09.00 Meet your fellow students & mentors Saxion Apeldoorn
12.30 Lunch Saxion Apeldoorn
15.00 Activities Around the Saxion Building
17.00 BBQ Party Saxion Apeldoorn
20.00 Introduction to student societies SV.Promaître and SMSP Secret location

Wednesday 31 August
Time Activity Location
10.00 Early Bird Camping Programme Saxion Apeldoorn
12.30 Cool activities for your degree programme Saxion Apeldoorn
17.00 Pizza Party Saxion Apeldoorn
17.00 Pub quiz plus dinner! Saxion Apeldoorn
21.00 Pub crawl Apeldoorn city centre

Thursday 1 September
Time Activitity Location
10.00 Early Bird Camping Programme Saxion Apeldoorn
11.00 Explore Apeldoorn - Crazy 88 challenge
(win great prizes!)
Apeldoorn city centre
14.00 Activities at the Zwitsal site Zwitsal site
17.00 INTROfestival + Food trucks Zwitsal site

Overnight accommodations during the INTRO

We invite you to spend the night at the Zwitsal site in Apeldoorn! This is normally a motorhome site, but has been transformed into a campsite. Additional information:

  • You can ONLY spend the night here on Tuesday and Wednesday (30 and 31 August) and NOT on Thursday 1 September.
  • It costs €15 a night.
  • You can book a place to sleep for the INTRO in Apeldoorn through your registration form.
  • Public transport: the bus stops in front of the entrance to the campsite.
  • Sanitary facilities (toilets and showers) are available.
  • We take care of your breakfast every morning.
  • You will all be sleeping together in a big tent provided with camp beds, so there is no need to bring your own tent.
Tipi in de nacht

What to bring with you

• Sleeping bag • Pillow • Torch • Towels • Toiletries • Swimwear • Sunscreen • Phone charger • Clothing for several days • Shoes • Flip-flops

Apeldoorn als studentenstad

Your life as a student in Apeldoorn

Dive into one of the many pubs on Caterplein or take in a top-class sports spectacle at Omnisport Apeldoorn. Or would you prefer a cultural outing? Visit Palace het Loo or the Kröller-Müller museum. Experience it all in Apeldoorn!
More about Apeldoorn

Student unions and student associations

Be introduced to these study societies in Apeldoorn during the INTRO.

Support hotline: Everything OK? (The name of this nation-wide campaign is Alles Oké?)

People are partying all around you during the INTRO, but you may not be having such a good time. Talking about what’s bothering you will make you feel better. The volunteers of Alles Oké will be available for you every day from 14:00 - 22:00. This service can be reached on the support hotline, by telephone or chat and is free of charge and anonymous.

We are here to help, no matter what is bothering you! And, if you want, we will try to help you find a solution so that you can confidently take a new step in the right direction. If you want to call or chat with Alles Oké, get in touch with the support hotline (English available).

Contact us
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NIX18 and the INTRO

In the Netherlands, no alcohol is served to students under the age of 18. This also applies during the INTRO. Good to know: INTRO participants below the age of 18 receive a different bracelet from that issued students age 18 and up.

The staff member issuing the bracelets is authorised to ask you for your ID. If you happen to turn 18 during the INTRO, you can switch bracelets on your birthday.

More about NIX18

Are you OK? (Ben je oké is the name of the nation-wide campaign)

Are you witness to unwanted sexual behaviour? Ask the question!

Sexual harassment is not OK, neither at concerts nor at festivals or in clubs. If you believe someone is harassing you, ask: ‘Ben je oké?’

This way, we can all be assured of having a good time.

Join us!
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Need an answer to all your INTRO- questions?

To the FAQ!

Still have unanswered questions? DM us!

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 organisational 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, external 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 as well.

We do ask students participating in the 2022 INTRO to provide us with specific personal details. This includes your name, address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, degree programme, student number, telephone number of your emergency contact, and medical data (allergies, medication, medical condition, dietary restrictions, etc.).

In the event of an emergency, some of this data will be provided to the INTRO organisation, the security staff and the catering firms. Agreements have been made with these organisations with regard to the handling of personal data. Your personal data will be deleted by the above recipients two months after the INTRO.

Photographs and video recordings will be made during the INTRO. When you participate in the INTRO, this means that visual material (photos and videos) featuring your image may be used for publicity purposes.