Who are we?

Introduction committee
Study Coaches

Introduction committee

We are a group of eight students of the academies Hotel Management and Facility Management.
Since January we are working hard to make your InterSib a success.
See you soon!

Guus Cals

Guus Cals

Project Manager

My name is Guus Cals, I am 24 years old and in my third year of International Hotelmanagement. I’m from the southern part of The Netherlands and moved to Breda when I started studying Hotelmanagement three years ago.

I love to spend my free afternoons with my friends and a cold beer beside me. This year I am responsible for making sure all the Sibjes have the time of their life.  

I hope to see you al very soon and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me!


Bob Pijnen

Bob Pijnen

Program Manager

My name is Bob Pijnen, 24 years old and I am currently in my third year of International Hotel Management at Breda University.
I’m from the south of The Netherlands and moved to Breda a few years ago. In my free time, you will find me in any bar drinking a beer with Guus.

For the InterSib of 2020, together with José, I will be responsible for the program of this year’s introduction week, meaning that your InterSib will be your best week ever.

Should you have any questions regarding the InterSib, Breda or it’s student life, feel free to contact me via bpijnen@gmail.com.

José Berens

José Berens

Program Manager

Hey there! My name is José Berens, I’m 23 years old and a 3rd year Facility management student at BUas. I grew up in Voorhout, a tiny town close to Leiden, the Hague and Amsterdam. I moved to Breda in the summer of 2017 and the city stole my heart.

You can find me in one of my favorite bars or on a terrace with a good beer any day of the week. Me & Bob will be the program makers with this year’s Intersib & I’m super excited to create an amazing experience for all the first students!



Maartje Honing

Maartje Honing

Guest Relations Manager

Hi! My name is Maartje Honing and I’m 21 years old. I’m currently in my final year of Hotel Management and busy writing my thesis. In my free time I like to spend (literally) all my money on concerts and festivals so if you’re ever looking for me, I’m probably somewhere singing the lungs out of my chest and dancing my ass off.

I’m more than excited to make this year’s Intersib an unforgettable one. I will be fulfilling the role of Guest Relations Manager where I’ll take care of our mommy’s and daddy’s and social media but most importantly, I’ll be here for all of you Sibjes in case you have questions and comments!

I hope to see you soon!

Mick Kroneberg

Mick Kroneberg

Food & Beverage Manager

Hi! My name is Mick Kroneberg and I am a first year Hotel management student. I experienced the Intersib last year as one of the most fun weeks I ever had.


This year I’m in the Intersib committee arranging the Food & Beverage. I will do my best to make sure that you all experience the Intersib just like I did. Can’t wait to see and meet you all there!

Rogier Bulsink

Rogier Bulsink

Food & Beverage Manager

My name is Rogier Bulsink, I am a 21 Years old man coming from a small village near ‘s Hertogenbosch. I am currently in my first year of Facility Management.


I am looking forward to creating an unforgettable intro week for all of you and can’t wait to meet you guys in the near future.

Remco van Engelen

Remco van Engelen

Production Manager

My name is Remco van Engelen (24), born and raised in Rijsbergen and I am a third-year Facility Management student. When I started my study at NHTV (this is how BUas was called before), the Intersib felt like a warm, comfortable bath.


Hopefully, you are gonna experience the same warm welcome as I did. I am already very excited to meet you in September

Study coaches

Below we would like to introduce the Study Coaches of the academies International Hotel Management and Real Estate and Facility Management.

Dear students,

Welcome to our great academy, my name is Myranda Aanraad, I am one of the coaches. And maybe I will be your coach for the coming two years.

Some years ago I finished my study Communication Science and worked several years as a Communication Advisor for different companies. In 2008 I started to work for BUas, first at the academy ADE and now for HM/FM. The best thing about my job are the students, trying to help and inspire them and make a difference in their academic career.

I have lived in Breda now for over 20 years and love the ‘Brabantse’ state of mind. I enjoy the good things in life, nice food with a good glass of wine, sports and seeing something of the world.

Enjoy your InterSib and see you at the Horizon building.


Myranda Aanraad

Dear Students,

Welcome at the Intersib. The coming years I will be your study career coach. What that all entails I will explain to you in your first week. To have a first impression, let me tell you some more about myself. I love to coach and train students in their personal and professional development. I am always curious what motivates and inspires you. Tell your stories and we will find great opportunities for your development! Working at an education also means constantly developing yourself. For that reason, I finished a Master education in Social Studies.  My home is in ‘s Hertogenbosch together with my boyfriend and little girl. Hiking in the forest and dancing are my hobbies. So in the weekends, you can find me at the dance floor. I wish you all a great time at the Intersib and meet you soon!

Kind regards,

Ingrid van Berlo

Ingrid van Berlo

Dear Students,

Welcome to the BUAS, a place and time you will remember and look back upon for the rest of your life. You will start building your professional career here, but equally important, you will make friends, enrich your international experience, by meeting people from different cultures and create memories that you will cherish.

About 10 years ago, like you, I myself, was at the beginning of the path you are about to follow now, and I still recall the study material and memories from that time. They will linger with for as long as you enjoy what you are doing. Make sure you enjoy and live each moment to the max!

When I was about 12 I began working in the hospitality industry and moved through different departments and cities before returning again to the BUAS. Most recently I was managing the operations of 2 hotels in Brussels.

I still live close to Brussels together with my girlfriend who is doing her master at the University of Brussels. In my free time I like to travel and meet people, see friends, cook, and I enjoy doing sport. Most important is that I always fully enjoy every moment.

I’m looking forward meeting you all and please remember that “my door is always open!”

Tim Browne

My name is Karlien Klijn, 36 years old and Study coach.

I studied hotel management in The Hague and graduated in 2002. I have worked for several hotels in London,

New Zealand and Ireland before my job here at the NHTV Breda in 2010.

I love playing games, reading, spending time with my friends & family and travelling.

Karlien Klijn

Hi Everyone,

Welcome at the BUas! The school where you will have a great inspirational, challenging and fun time during your educational years.

I will be one of the new Study Career Coaches and I’m really looking forward to meet you after the holidays!

In 2010 I finished my BBA Facility Management at BUas in Breda. Since three years I am a Study Career Coaches at the BUas and I really love to work with people and share my experience through coaching, training and motivating students. Besides being a coach, I am also course leader of Operations Management year 1 in which I learn students about Workplace Management & Design. Before working at BUas I have worked for 7 years as an Accountmanager at Camelot Europe. My job was to advice real estate owners about security, vacancy property management, facility management and real estate solutions. Within these years I learned a lot and I am looking forward to share my experience with all of you!

Besides work, I love to travel together with my boyfriend and learn about other cultures. Next to that, I like to do sports like boxing, bodypump and yoga. I am looking forward to meet you all at the InterSib!

Friendly regards,

Sanne Ouwendijk

Hi All,

My name is Marjolijn van Schaik and I am one of the coaches.

Besides being a coach/trainer I am also a member of the Organisational Behaviour Team as I have great interest in what moves people. My background is in hospitality and I did my training Hotel management & Facility in Maastricht, many, many moons ago….

Together with my husband and three sons (my daughter’s left the nest) I live on a farmhouse near to Breda. My hobbies are fitness, yoga and horse riding. I love designer handbags, shoes and dresses – call me shallow! I’m very passionate about my work and enjoy every day at the Sibeliouslaan.

I hope you feel at home with us soon and wish you a fun and challenging new episode! Looking forward to meeting you,

Kindest regards, 

Marjolijn van Schaik

Nice to meet all of you, I am Janneke!

I am very proud to be on this site, amongst my colleagues in coaching at the Academy of Hotel & Facility Management. I have already been spending almost 10 years at this Academy and has never been a dull moment.

Hope that you will experience your study career to be as I have experienced mine; full of inspiration, growing, meeting friends for life, laughing, learning, getting up after falling down and most of all, enjoying the freedom of exploring the world!

Looking forward to meeting you and your fellow classmates at the InterSib,

Janneke van Hoek

Welcome at BUas!
My name is Hanny Verdellen, Study Coach, tutor, trainer for both Hotel and Facility Management students.

I started working here 10 years ago after several sales positions at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Hotel New York Rotterdam, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and KLM. Before that I studied tourism at NHTV.

Together with Maurice and our daughter Lise (5 years) I live in Horst and enjoy horses in my spare time. Besides this I love travelling, dining & wining, weekend getaways and shopping! This all preferably accompanied by good friends and/ or family!

Enjoy the interSib! and already looking forward to work with you!

Hanny Verdellen

Dear Students,

My name is Remco Vrieze and I want to welcome you to Breda University, Academy of Hotel & Facility Management.

My background?
I have a Bachelor degree in Hotel Management from the Hotelschool The Hague where I did my internship at Walt Disney World, Orlando, USA. I started my working career as Project Manager for Ins & Outs catering (exclusive catering to, for instance, heads of state and members of the royal family) and Christiaan Hanssen Standcatering (Catering for Dutch companies on International trade fairs). After this I started working at Hilton Hotels Worldwide and was the Food & Beverage Manager for the Hilton Curacao, Dutch Antilles. After getting married on the beach to my wife Karin, we transferred to Hilton Cairns, Australia. In Australia I was F&B manager for a totally different market (Japanese guests & Backpackers J).

In 2009 we came back to The Netherlands and when my wife was pregnant, the grandmas wouldn’t let us go abroad anymore and I started working at the NHTV (BUAS) Sibeliuslaan as Instructor Restaurant, Grand Café & Coffee Corner, which I loved. In 2016 I transferred to the position of Tutor/Study Coach which I’m enjoying thoroughly!! Besides my position as SC, I am part of the Operations Management team year 1 & 2, provide hospitality training to outside companies for BUAS Hospitality@Work and am the Placement Coach for the Dutch Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba).

As mentioned above, I’m married to Karin and we now have two beautiful daughters, Noni (9) & Lina (6). We live in Hellevoetsluis (close to Rotterdam). Besides spending time with my family I like playing tennis and golf.

My values are Communication, Honesty, Fun, Enthusiasm, Participation & having a “can do attitude”!

I hope your first year is a great one and please let me know if I can assist in any way!! Have fun at the InterSib and maybe I’ll see you there.


Remco Vrieze

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