Student life in Maastricht

The years you study are a time to remember. Certainly when you are a student in Maastricht. The city is very lively and is the most international student city of the Netherlands. The campus of the Hotel Management School Maastricht is very unique. It is an international complex where students live, study and take practical lessons in the Teaching Hotel or the student restaurant Refresh.

On the campus you will find the educational building, the Student Residence, the student association and a castle with a canal in a beautiful park. As a student, you experience student life in a completely new way. You are surrounded by beautiful nature while you have easy access to all the amenities, culture and nightlife that Maastricht has to offer. The city center is only a 15-minute bike ride or a 10-minute bus ride away. How convenient!

overview of the Student Residence of Hotel Management School Maastricht
Student Residence

Campus life - school & Student Residence

The educational building of hotel school Maastricht is a modern building that offers all facilities to guarantee an excellent education: such as a unique gastronomy classroom, private project rooms, an extensive library and sufficient study space. You see, studying at hotel school Maastricht is the right choice for your future!

As a first-year student you will be living in the Student Residence on campus for a whole year. This experience is partly educational but also social and fun. You will learn to live together with others and deal with the challenges of sharing the same living space. This allows you to develop skills and abilities that are required to be successful in the hospitality industry.

Your student life starts on the campus of hotel school Maastricht. Here you will make friends for life and start relationships that will last a lifetime too.

Since September 2020 we have a new student accommodation, the Student Residence. That means that you will be living in a new, modern building! 

Working life – Teaching Hotel & Refresh

During your time at the hotel school in Maastricht, you will gain practical experience in the Teaching Hotel and the student restaurant Refresh. This gives you the opportunity to directly apply your theoretical knowledge. This combination of theory and practice takes education at the Hotel Management School Maastricht to a higher level.

A day in the working life of a hotel management student is never the same. One day you are responsible for the housekeeping of the Teaching Hotel. The next day you take care of our guests in restaurant L’Étoile or help with the daily lunch for hundreds of students and staff.

Female student pours milk into a kettle in the kitchen of restaurant l'Etoile.
Practicals in Teaching Hotel

Social life - Amphitryon & Maastricht

Naturally, student life in Maastricht is not complete without a few parties! Luckily,  our student association Amphitryon is conveniently located on campus and the city center of Maastricht is only a stone’s throw away. This makes it easy to enjoy all the fun things Maastricht has to offer. Read our blogs about events and festivals in Maastricht to see what enjoyable things you can do.

The board of student association Amphitryon
Student association Amphitryon

Virtual Tour

Would you like to get a virtual tour of our beautiful campus? In this video our student Jack will take you on a walk.

Watch the Virtual Tour

Apply for the English programme

Start September 2025 or February 2026
All candidates can apply via Studielink between 1 October 2024 and 1 May 2025.