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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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EBS Amsterdam accommodation


Our accommodation is part of our all-in-one EBS campus, so you’ll be staying right underneath the school itself. This super-convenient campus is in the heart of the Holendrecht district where you can find bars, restaurants, supermarkets and more.

From here, you can hop on a metro and be in the city centre in just 15 minutes. And you’re even a 15-minute bike ride away from the scenic countryside – ideal for summer day trips.

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After-hours activities

The first weekend will see you exploring the city’s best cocktail bars with your new coursemates and networking with bartenders in the local industry. What better way to start the EBS experience with a bang?!

Don your best Hawaiian shirt and sip on classic tiki cocktails with your coursemates at our lively Tiki night.

From guest speaker events with big names in the industry and distillery visits to gin festivals and bar shows, we have a range of different activities every month, depending on when you come and join us. Rest assured, whenever you come we’ll have something that you won’t want to miss!

Finish the course in style and celebrate all your achievements with your EBS family at the final graduate party before you have to say farewell. Get set for a night of food, fun and cocktails galore.

Cruise the quaint Amsterdam canals for a couple of hours and get to know the city from a different perspective. Drinks and snacks on board, of course!

The opportunity to make your own botanical rum - which you can take home and share with friends and family - while learning about distillation techniques and tasting the flavour options.

Everybody dresses up according to a silly theme and the instructors will jump behind the bar to make you some awesome drinks. There will also be beer pong, pool, a DJ set, and great vibes!

Courses in Amsterdam

International Bartender Course

This globally recognised bartender course is famous for training high-quality bartenders through unique teaching techniques and unforgettable experiences.

4 weeks
Mixology Course

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