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Unexpected Journey

Every year, Unexpected Journey is organised in the week before the first lectures take place. This year, the introduction week will take place from Tuesday 27 August through Friday 30 August 2024. The programme focuses on getting to know your classmates and fellow students, BUas, and the city of Breda better. Unexpected Journey is the best start of your student time in Breda! In the week prior to the introduction week you will receive an email with practical information and the definite times of when the programme starts and ends. 

Tuesday 27 August

Check-in @BUas campus   

You will start your Unexpected Journey with your registration on the campus of Breda University of Applied Sciences. There you will receive your introduction T-shirt, among other things. Here you will leave your personal belongings, which we will then take to the introduction location.  

Bike ride 

As soon as your class is complete, you will have a beautiful bike ride to the introduction location Camping Tulderheyde. Various fun activities will be organised during the bike ride. Don’t you have a bike? Then you can rent one via the registration form.  


Upon arrival at the campsite, it is time to set up your sleeping place. Have you settled in? Then it is time to get ready for the first party evening. And what better way to do this than enjoy the best music while having a refreshing drink and a hot meal together with all other participants. 

Opening and evening programme  

Feel like a party? The first Unexpected Journey party night promises to be a huge event. The introduction will be officially opened after which a night full of awesome live music will kick off. Keep an eye on our social media if you are curious about which performers will be at the introduction. In the period leading up to the event this will be where we will announce a few of the artists! We will also have several other fun activities which you and your classmates can take part in. 

Wednesday 28 August

Sports and Game Day  

The second day of Unexpected Journey starts with a joint breakfast. Then it’s time to compete against other classes during the sports and game day. You and your classmates will take part in a competition with all kinds of fun and challenging activities. What’s more, you will get to know all kinds of Breda-based organisations and the partners of Unexpected Journey. 


After dinner, you will get ready to sing along to the best musical classics and hits. Warm up your vocal chords well, because this promises to be a great sing-along party!   

Musical Evening Programme 

The Sing-along will be a good warm-up for the evening programme that follows. Several cool DJs will provide the best beats. 

Thursday 29 August

Festival morning and afternoon  

After a hearty breakfast, it is the ideal day to join your fellow students in various (group) activities. Enjoy different performers or play cool games with your classmates and fellow students. 

Beach & Pool Party 

Cool down and take a dip in the swimming pond or find a quiet spot on the beach to relax during our beach & pool party. 

Musical Bingo 

Do you know all the songs played by the DJ? Tick them off on your bingo card and win great prizes together with your classmates. 

Themed party 

Allow yourself to be surprised by the themed party. Various popular DJs will provide an evening full of entertainment. So do not forget to bring your themed outfit! The theme of the evening will be announced on our social media channels prior to the introduction week.  

Friday 30 August


In the morning there will be one more time to recharge for the last day of your Unexpected Journey. We will make sure that you will participate in this full of energy. We will all look back on the previous days and conclude the programme at Camping Tulderheyde. 

Bike ride 

After the closing at the introduction location, you will cycle back to the BUas campus with the other participants.