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Why should you choose Amsterdam?

Amsterdam is home to around 180 different nationalities, making it one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. This multiculturalism is what makes Amsterdam such a vibrant, unique, and amazing place to visit.

The Centrum area contains a lot of the city’s main historical and modern attractions. This is where you’ll visit the Rijksmuseum (get your photo with the “I Amsterdam” sign), take a canal boat tour, and go on the Heineken Experience.    

The city is infamous for its wild nightlife; however, Amsterdam’s bartending scene is actually one of the most sophisticated in the world. There’s a heap of outstanding cocktail bars and speakeasies dotted around town, ask your EBS instructor for recommendations and you won’t go wrong.

Want to clear your head after a big night out? Jump on a bike and ride around the nearest park like an Amsterdammer! Amsterdam is the global city.

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The Amsterdam school

The school is run by some of the Netherland’s best bartenders who are well connected within the city’s bar scene. One thing that EBS Amsterdam is famous for is its enormous collection of spirits. Their backbar is stocked with a huge variation of world-famous spirits, rare bottles, and niche brands.

The school is located near to the Holendrecht station which is just outside of the city centre. However, you can hop on a direct tram and reach the very heart of the city in around 20 minutes.  

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This modern and clean hostel will be your home throughout the course. Located just outside the city centre, Amigo is surrounded by good and affordable shops, bars, and restaurants. It’s the perfect location for you to relax after exploring Amsterdam’s vibrant and hectic nightlife. But don’t worry; the city’s iconic tram allows you to reach the city centre and the EBS Amsterdam school in less than 15 minutes.

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After-hours activities

The Heineken Experience is one of the most famous attractions in Amsterdam and we will take you there to show you why! You’ll learn about the history, see the old brewery and of course taste the end product. Even if you’re not a diehard Heineken fan, this is definitely worth doing!

The Netherlands is home to some of the biggest spirit brands and best cocktail bars in the world. We will be visiting the best bars in Amsterdam on our fancy pub crawl. We’ll visit Door74, Dvars, and Feijoa to name a few.

Fancy a side-splittingly funny night out with your EBS classmates? We’ve got that sorted. We will go to the country’s best improv show where EBS Amsterdam also have an exclusive discount for EBS students; you’ll be laughing all the way to the bank!

Consider yourself a beer pong champion? Put your money where your mouth is and compete against your EBS classmates! This is always one of the best nights of the course, so step up to the plate and show us your skills! Let the games begin.

Courses in Amsterdam

International Bartender

4 weeks

Learn to create your own infusions, syrups, and craft cocktails using advanced techniques.