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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 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.

Courses in Amsterdam

International Bartender

4 weeks

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