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An Opportunity to Learn First-hand

Field trips are important for many reasons. They increase student knowledge and understanding of a subject, they add realism to the topic of study and they provide an opportunity to develop and enhance a student's socialization skills. Our students go on a number of field trip excursions to receive valuable, on-site training in specialized areas. Field trips enable the instructors to expand learning beyond the walls of the classroom into the vast community outside. Our field trips provide our students with experiences that cannot be duplicated in a classroom environment but are nonetheless an integral part of The Academy's instruction.  Field trips may include, but are not limited to:

 

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The Aviation Factory

The Aviation Factory is the first air charter broker in this part of the world: with more than 3 000 fights a year, we find the right aircraft for any mission. Loyalty, vision and market intelligence have made us the reference in aircraft rental. The Aviation factory is your aviation butler.

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The Duke

Think of Dutch hotels and chances are you’re imagining either an Amsterdam canal house or some cutting-edge piece of contemporary design, but the Netherlands, of course, contains multitudes. Set on the old hunting grounds of the Dukes of Brabant is one of the country’s finest golf courses, and alongside the course is one of the country’s finest hotels, the stately yet stylish Duke Club.

The Duke Club is a private members’ club as well as a hotel, with a gym and spa and plenty of meeting space, and there’s a highly regarded fine-dining restaurant as well as a brasserie and a terrace for an al fresco meal. Rich, ultra-saturated colors and vibrant patterned textiles and wallpapers provide plenty of visual interest, and the comforts are first-rate, with subtly integrated high-tech elements as well as old-fashioned luxuries like heaping king beds and spa-like bathrooms — and, in proper country-house style, butler service is included as well.

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Van Berkel

Students of The International Butler Academy spend a very interesting and worthwhile day with Van Berkel staff and with police force specialists (Special Forces) about safety driving, security risks, and crime prevention. Part of this training is knowledge about armored cars, not only theory but, for those who wish, also actually driving such a special car. 

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La Casa del Habano

Students learn about the Art of the Cigar from owner and CEO Mr. Reza Valibalouch. Like with all of our trainers and guest speakers, you will enjoy the passion that Mr. Valibalouch has for his products. Students enjoy learning from him, and together with Mr. Valibalouch, many students try one of the many excellent Cuban cigars that are displayed in the store. Of course, you don't need to smoke a cigar if you don't want to, but you will still need to learn the many aspects of cigar handling.

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Dumco

Dumco is a friendly and organized family business that constantly responds to the changing market. As a total supplier they provide everything under one roof in one webshop and one catalog.They train our students in the art of Leather Polishing using Saphir products- the TOP in shoe care, from France. The range contains all the necessary products to maintain and care for the best and most beautiful shoes. Only the best and natural ingredients are used to achieve this quality.

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Victorian House

Victorian House Antiques and Arts is a family-run business based in Maastricht. Established in 1997, they have 20 years of experience in presenting unique antique items from the 18th till the beginning of the 20th centuries. Apart from the selling of collectors’ items, jewelry, antiques and furniture, the House also runs informative courses on Silver. 

 

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Falk

Falk Culinair is a company which specialises in the manufacturing of professional-grade copper cookware of outstanding quality. For generations chefs have always preferred pots and pans of solid copper because of their practical benefits. Today, the company Falk Culinair is led by Jan Van Achter. He affirms that his “challenge is to continue to manufacture the finest handcrafted cookware in the world. Every FALK pan is made by today’s high standards with the use of exclusive materials without compromise and with a taste of tradition".

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Greve

No shortcuts are taken in the creation of their shoes. They are the result of a long and well-considered process. Greve shoes are made according to a tradition reaching back to the year 1898. Our students visit the this location where these hand-made shoes are produced and where the memories of a rich history are preserved. 

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Suit Academy

The International Butler Academy is proud that the Suit Academy is a key partner. A made to measure tailor in the heart of the beautiful city of Maastricht. Students learn about all the ins and outs of made to measure and bespoke clothing, as well as the etiquette involved in wearing high-quality fashion. 

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Thiessen Wine

One fun day, our students visit the historical city of Maastricht, where they spend the better part of the afternoon tasting some of the more extraordinary wines at Thiessen Wine. One of Thiessen's renowned sommeliers explains the history, taste, and heritage of these wonderful wines. Wines obviously cannot be learned from a book. The same day the students usually also enjoy a Cuban cigar at la Casa del Habano, also in Maastricht. Time permitting, dinner is enjoyed in Maastricht also. 

By Royal Appointment