Butler Training

The Field Trips

Field trips increase student knowledge and understanding of a subject and add realism to the topic of study. Field trips 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. Our 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.

Below is a sampling of our field trips. The examples below are mostly related to the hospitality industry. Other field trips include a full day in Maastricht as part of our Art & Culture training, whereby we visit exam performances at the Conservatory. Another field trip is a full day at the TEFAF. TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s premier fair for fine art, antiques, and design, bringing together 7,000 years of art history under one roof.

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Hotel De L'Europe

De L'Europe Amsterdam offers luxurious accommodations along the Amstel River, in the city's heart. We thank Mr. Robert-Jan Woltering, the Director of Hotel L'Europe, and Mr. Roberto Brennickmeijer, the esteemed Head Butler, for their exceptional hospitality and generosity. Thanks to their efforts, our students are treated to an unforgettable afternoon at Hotel De L'Europe, where they can immerse themselves in the hotel's exquisite ambiance and indulge in its remarkable services. The students are even presented with fantastic goody bags as a delightful memento of their visit. Hotel De L'Europe.

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Hotel TwentySeven

Nestled in Amsterdam's city center's vibrant heart, Hotel TwentySeven is an extraordinary boutique hotel. Led by the visionary Eric Toren, a two-time recipient of the prestigious Hotelier of the Year Award, no detail escapes the keen eye of this exceptional establishment. Hotel TwentySeven is renowned for its dedication to personalized service, where no request is too grand or too small for its esteemed guests. With sixteen exquisite suites, this remarkable hotel guarantees an immersive sensory experience that will leave an indelible mark, ensuring a lifetime of cherished memories. Hotel Twentyseven

Kruisheren Hotel

The Kruisheren Hotel reflects Maastricht's ever-growing vocation as an international arts center. Famous for TEFAF, its fine-arts-and-antiques fair, Maastricht has an increasing number of contemporary art galleries. So not only is there a demand for the Kruisheren Hotel’s sixty luxurious rooms created out of a former 14th-century church, but the same high-brow international audience is also receptive to funky decors and furniture. The hotel is situated in the heart of the historic center. Interestingly, and proud to say, the hotel's director, Ineke van de Laak, was our etiquette trainer for over seven years. Kruisheren Hotel

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The Duke Club

The Duke Club combines the allure of a private members' club, a luxurious hotel, an exquisite gym and spa, and versatile meeting spaces. It boasts a renowned fine-dining restaurant that has garnered high acclaim. Exceptional comfort is paramount, featuring seamlessly integrated high-tech elements alongside traditional indulgences such as sumptuous king-sized beds and lavish, spa-inspired bathrooms. Embracing the essence of a classic country house, the Duke Club goes above and beyond by offering dedicated butler service to further elevate the guest experience. The Duke

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De Opera Domotica

For over two decades, De Opera Domotica has established itself as a prominent frontrunner in the realm of luxury home automation. Renowned for crafting bespoke home automation systems of unparalleled excellence, De Opera Domotica consistently prioritizes the unique preferences of its clientele, be it in terms of lighting, security, climate control, audio-video solutions, or home cinemas. As part of their commitment to fostering knowledge and understanding, Opera Domotica welcomes TIBA students to their opulent showroom, offering comprehensive on-site presentations. De Opera Domotica

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Samples of other Field Trips

The Suit Academy, a made-to-measure tailor, is a key partner, like Greve Shoes, meticulously handmade since 1898. Victorian House conducts enlightening courses that focus on cleaning, repairing, and properly storing antique silver. Typically, our students go onboard a corporate jet to receive a hands-on presentation at The Aviation Factory, learning why it can make sense to hire a private jet. Sleeping has become a science, and the experts at Douxe teach the students how to make the employer happy by choosing the right products. Students learn the many aspects of cigar handling from La Casa del Habana, and gain knowledge of cleaning products from Dumco, using Saphir products from France, the top product in shoe care.