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About the Training Centre in Amsterdam
All our teacher training courses in Amsterdam will take place either in the Morning (9.00-13.45) or in the Afternoon (14.00-18.45) depending on classroom and trainer availability.
The address of our training center in Amsterdam is:
Our Academy is located in a beautiful historic building in the vibrant zone around Utrechtsestraat, in the city center, within the canal ring.
An area where all the streets and buildings evoke Amsterdam’s past and where you can have an entertaining and calming walk with the view of the different canals that cross through this area.
At our Europass Teacher Academy training center in Amsterdam, we collaborate with Molinos de Viento, a language learning center. This allows us access to well-equipped training rooms, office support, resources, and a wealth of local knowledge.
The Training Centre is located right in the heart of a vibrant group of streets, full of hotels, restaurants, cafes, and parks. From here, there is easy access to tram stops and the central train station of Amsterdam.
How to reach us
To arrive by metro from Amsterdam’s Central Station:
- Take the Metro 52 towards Station Zuid.
- Ride two stops and get down on the Vijzelgracht stop.
- Head east down Weteringschans Street.
- Turn let in Reguliersgracht.
- Turn right in Utrechtsedwarsstraat.
- You will find the venue on the first floor of number 13-I.
If you are coming from a different location, there is a variety of buses, trams, and metros that can drop you nearby.
The area is easily accessible by road and the region benefits from an excellent public transport system. A network of trains, buses, and tramways makes it simple and affordable to get to school every day and discover Amsterdam and the surrounding area.
Tickets for buses and trams:
GVB 1-hour ticket – €3.20, valid only on GVB trams/metro/buses, NOT on trains. A Bus Tram Metro (BTM) ticket is €6.50 and is valid for 90 minutes on GVB plus Connexxion/EBS buses.
Unlimited GVB Day/Multi-Day tickets – 1 to a 7-day ticket (€8.50 to €37). Valid on all GVB transport in Amsterdam on a 24-hour basis. Not valid on airport trains or 397 airport buses.
Amsterdam Travel Ticket – 1/2/3 day card (€17/€22.50/€28) combines airport train/bus journey with unlimited use of GVB transport in Amsterdam. Valid on a day (not 24-hour) basis.
Getting to Amsterdam
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is located 14 km away from the city center and it is served by many international and national flights, including low-cost airlines.
There is a regular bus and tram service direct to the city center and it is also possible to take a taxi, an Uber, or use our transfer service.
Trains arrive at Amsterdam Central Station, located in the city center and 2 km away from our training center.
Getting around the city
Amsterdam’s public transport operator, GVB, offers a variety of ways to get around the city, connecting virtually every neighborhood by train, tram, metro, bus, and ferry.
To get to know the most significant landmarks, you can get a I Amsterdam City Card:
- Get access to over 70 museums and top attractions in Amsterdam, enjoy city-wide public transport by metro, tram, bus, and ferry, discover Amsterdam from the water with a unique canal cruise, and Rent a bike for a full day and explore like the locals;
- Cards can be purchased from one to five days, with prices between 60 and 125€;
- Order the City Card online, or visit the I Amsterdam Store at Amsterdam Central Station to buy one;
If you’re using public transport in Amsterdam, the public transport card (OV Chipkaart) is used on trams, buses, and metros. The most convenient option for visitors is a disposable one-hour card or day card (valid for one to seven days):
- One-hour tickets can be bought from the conductor or driver on the tram or bus;
- Day tickets can be bought on the tram or purchased in advance. Day cards cannot be bought from the driver on the bus. Tickets are valid across the whole network from the first use, allowing you to take as many journeys as you choose within your chosen time frame;
Amsterdam is working towards making public transport completely cashless. Tickets can only be purchased using debit or credit. Cash is no longer accepted on buses or trams.
With any of these options, you always have to validate your ticket or pass when entering public transport. For guidance visit the GVB Tickets and Info Offices.
Our Cultural Activities
The following cultural activities are included in the price of each Erasmus course in Amsterdam:
- A guided tour of Amsterdam
- Another cultural activity in Amsterdam or its surroundings
Our guided walking tour
Get to know the highlights of Amsterdam’s city center with this tour that will help you orientate yourself better during the week. The tour begins at the Training Centre.
Our Saturday excursion
Participants can choose between the following options, usually held on the Saturday at the end of the 1-week course and on the first Saturday for 2-week courses:
The unique position that the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam gained in the world throughout the centuries, comes not only from the possession of many masterpiece paintings of Dutch and world art. Along the masterworks like Rembrandt’s “Night Watch”, and several paintings by Vermeer, van Dyck, and Jan Steen, the museum has a truly exceptional collection of the antique objects of the Dutch culture.
Please note tickets to the Rijksmuseum may be limited during high season.
The Stedelijk Museum was founded in 1874 by a group of private citizens in Amsterdam, led by C.P. van Eeghen, who donated funds and their art collections to establish a museum in the capital of the Netherlands that would be devoted to modern art. This Museum is now the place where everyone can discover and experience modern and contemporary visual art and design
Zaanse Schans + bus ticket
Looking around you at the Zaanse Schans, you will see nothing but history. A feeling of nostalgia will strike you when you see the wooden facades, the slit windows, and the low doors. Here, centuries of memories are like footprints of history resounding in each chamber. Hundreds of years ago, people slept, cooked, laughed, cried, loved, argued, and were born and died within these walls. And still, the Zaanse Schans lives on, because all premises are lived in.
Based in North Amsterdam, Nxt Museum is the first museum in the Netherlands dedicated to new media art. They focus on art that uses modern tools to embody modern times. That makes them the perfect means to understand contemporary complexities allowing us to recognize, relate, and reflect on our realities. The space is built specifically to explore new media art; art that expands technical possibilities and applications, is dynamic and unbound by form, and that generates movement whether physical, mental, or emotional.
Amsterdam and Surroundings
Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From its canals to its renowned museums and historical buildings, it is truly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Found within the province of North-Holland, Amsterdam is colloquially referred to as the “Venice of the North”, attributed by the large number of canals that make it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th Century. A few of Amsterdam’s notable residents throughout history include painters Rembrandt and Van Gogh, the diarist Anne Frank and philosopher Baruch Spinoza. It is a city of tolerance and diversity, with all the advantages of a big city: rich culture, great nightlife, international cuisine, etc. with little road traffic thanks to its extensive canals. Your next destination is never far away, but you can always rent a bike to get the authentic local experience.
Best Things to Do in Amsterdam
1) Zaanse Schans
Zaanse Schans is a neighborhood in Zaandam. It is best known for its collection of well-preserved historic windmills and houses. From 1961 to 1974 old buildings from all over the Zaanstreek were relocated. It is around a 30-minute train ride from Amsterdam Central Train Station.
2) The Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to Amsterdam’s art and history. It has 8,000 objects on display, among which are some masterpieces by Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Johannes Vermeer.
3) The Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is a Dutch art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Museum Square. It opened on June the 2nd, 1973. It contains the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings and drawings in the world.
4) Anne Frank House
The Anne Frank House is a biographical museum dedicated to Jewish wartime diarist Anne Frank. During World War II, Anne Frank hid from Nazi persecution with her family in hidden rooms at the rear of the 17th-century canal house. She did not survive the war, but her wartime diary was published in 1947.
5) The Jewish Historical Museum
The Joods Historisch Museum (Jewish Historical Museum), part of the Jewish Cultural Quarter, is a museum in Amsterdam, dedicated to Jewish history, culture, and religion, both in the Netherlands and worldwide. It is the only museum in the Netherlands dedicated to Jewish history.
6) Zaandvort aan Zee
Together with the sea and the dunes, Zaandvort is an area full of beautiful nature where you can do water sports or just relax and unwind. You can get there in 30 minutes, taking a direct rail link from Amsterdam Central Station.
7) The National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum is a maritime museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It has been ranked as the 11th most visited museum in the Netherlands.
8) The Amsterdam Museum
The Amsterdam Museum is a museum about the history of Amsterdam, located in the old city orphanage between Kalverstraat and Nieuewzijds Voorburgwal. It exhibits items related to the history of Amsterdam, from the Middle Ages to the present time.
9) Johan Cruijff Arena (AJAX Stadium)
Step into the world of Champion AFC Ajax by visiting the Amsterdam Arena! During a 1-hour guided tour, our enthusiastic guide will tell you all ins & outs of the stadium and football legend Ajax.
10) Heineken Experience
The Heineken Experience is a historic brewery and corporate visitor center for the internationally distributed Dutch pilsner, Heineken beer.