Bols Cocktail Academy

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45

Years of Bartending Experience

20K+

Bartenders Trained

60+

Nationalities

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4.8

One Day Bartending Course

€185.00

Amsterdam

4.8

Bols Cocktail Course

95.00

Amsterdam

4.8

Advanced Bartending Course

820.00

Amsterdam

4.8

Master Bartender Course

495.00

Amsterdam

4.8

International Bar Management Course

415.00

Amsterdam

4.8

Complete Bartender Course

1450.00

Amsterdam

4.8

Bols Mixology Course

1030.00

Online

4.8

Online Bartending Course

19.95

Meet the trainers

Ivar de Lange

Ivar de Lange started bartending in 1996. In 2008 he decided to open his own cocktail bar. Both with the bar and as a bartender, Ivar has won many awards, competitions and accolades. He has been named Hollands’ Best Bartender by his colleagues. Ivar manages the Bols Global Education Program and is involved in the cocktail developments in all the markets.

Award winning Bartender

Tyron Francisca

Tyron Francisca is the senior trainer of the Bols Bartending Academy. Tyron started bartending in 2007, originally as a bartender and later as bar manager. He has participated in several flair and cocktail competitions. He loves to share his passion for cocktails and bartending and as senior trainer dedicated to take the hospitality industry to a higher level.

Sam de Meijer

Sam de Meijer, a bartender with a passion for mixology, hails from Limburg and has embarked on a remarkable journey in the world of hospitality. Starting as a dishwasher, Sam discovered his talent for creating tantalizing flavor combinations. Motivated by a thirst for knowledge, he transitioned to the art of bartending, honing his skills and becoming a master in crafting exceptional cocktails. Known for his creative flair and expertise in blending ingredients, Sam has gained a reputation for designing personalized drink menus that captivate the senses and provide unforgettable experiences. Beyond his professional endeavors, Sam finds inspiration in history , culture, and travel, constantly fueling his creative spirit. Eager to share his knowledge and passion, he aspires to inspire the next generation of talented bartenders. With his dedication, expertise, and innovative approach, Sam de Meijer continues to strive for excellence, surprising patrons with new taste sensations and creating memorable moments in the world of bartending.

Kimli Bottalico

Kimli grew up in Paris, where she shared her time between her Political Science & Humanities dual degree, hospitality and NGO missions. After an exchange in Amsterdam, she decided to leave wine and croissants behind to pursue her career here. While finishing her master thesis on Food security, she was introduced to the House of Bols and tried her luck behind the bar. She discovered the world of mixology and fell in love with the art of cocktail making. She decide to follow this passion and she is our newest junior trainer at the Bols Cocktail Academy.

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