Butler Training

The Field Trips

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 several field trip excursions to receive valuable, on-site training in specialized areas. Field trips enable the instructors to expand learning beyond the classroom walls into the vast community outside. Besides the obvious educational value, the field trips are a welcome break from our highly intensive training schedule. The field trips may include, but are not limited to;

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Hotel De L'Europe

Founded on the remains of a late medieval fortress, De L'Europe Amsterdam offers luxurious accommodations along the Amstel River, in the city's heart. This 5-star hotel includes a fitness area, spa and wellness facilities, and a waterside terrace. Valet parking is available. The guest rooms and suites blend a classic design, including a Carrara marble bathroom, with contemporary amenities such as Apple TV, A Bose surround sound system, and motion-detecting floor lighting. A Nespresso machine and international adapters are also featured. Some rooms and suites offer a balcony overlooking the Amstel and the historic center of Amsterdam. Dutch Masters replicas are displayed in each room in partnership with the Rijksmuseum.

A special thank-you to Hotel L'Europe's Director, Mr. Robert-Jan Woltering, and the hotel's Head Butler, Mr. Roberto Brennickmeijer. Thank to these two gentlemen, our students spend a whole afternoon at Hotel De L'Europe exploring the hotel and enjoying some of the services. Students even receive a fantastic goody bag. The hotel offers outstanding internship possibilities to our students. Hotel De L'Europe.

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La Casa del Habano

Students learn about the Art of the Cigar from co-owners Mr. Stet and Mr. Alkemanden. Like with all of our trainers and guest speakers, you will enjoy the passion that the gentlemen have for their products. Students enjoy learning from them, and together with Mr. Stet and Mr. Alkemanden, 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. La Casa del Habana

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De Opera Domotica

De Opera Domotica has been a leader in the luxury home automation industry for more than 20 years. Opera Domotica makes custom-made home automation systems of the highest quality, where the wishes of its clients regarding lighting, security, climate, audio video, and home cinemas are always central. TIBA students receive an on-site and in-depth presentation in their luxurious showroom, where they learn and experience all the possibilities of modern home automation systems. De Opera Domotica

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The Duke Club

The Duke Club is a private members’ club as well as a hotel, with a gym and spa, and meeting space. There is a highly regarded fine-dining restaurant as well. 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 also included. The Duke

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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 location where these hand-made shoes are produced and where the memories of a rich history are preserved. For interested students, Greve allows them to purchase shoes at an excellent discount, something that every program several students take advantage of. Greve

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Hotel TwentySeven

Hotel TwentySeven is an extraordinary boutique hotel located in the beating heart of Amsterdam’s city center, The Dam Square, overlooking the eminent monument and the Royal Palace. Not a single detail has gone unnoticed by the visionary two-time winner of the Hotelier of the Year Award, Eric Toren. Hotel TwentySeven offers an extensive range of personalized services. Anything is possible for their guests. Hotel TwentySeven and its sixteen exquisite suites will ignite all of your senses and give guests the experience of a lifetime. Hotel Twentyseven

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Victorian House

Victorian House Antiques and Arts is a family-run business based in Maastricht. Established in 1997, they have many years of experience in presenting unique antique items from the 18th century till the beginning of the 20th century. Besides selling collectors’ items, jewelry, antiques, and furniture, the Victorian House also runs informative courses and presentations on Silver. Knowledge about cleaning, repairing, and storing antique silver is something that every butler should have. Victorian House

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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. Wearing made-to-measure clothing is not just trendy. It is incredibly enjoyable to wear something that was completely manufactured just for you. Suit Academy

The Aviation Factory

The Aviation Factory is the first air charter broker in this part of the world. They have more than 3 000 flights a year, and they can find the right aircraft for any mission. Loyalty, vision, and market intelligence have made them the reference in aircraft rental. Typically, our students can go onboard one of the corporate jets to receive a hands-on presentation. Learn why it sometimes makes sense, and you can save money by hiring a private jet. The Aviation Factory

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Dumco is a family business that constantly responds to the changing market. They train our students in the art of leather polishing and leather care. For this purpose, they use Saphir products from France, the top product in shoe care. The Saphir product range contains all the necessary products to maintain and care for the finest quality and most beautiful shoes. Only the best and natural ingredients are used to achieve this very high quality product. Dumco