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Amsterdam Wine Academy is a WSET approved program provider and licensed to deliver WSET level 1, 2 and 3 wine courses both in Dutch and in English. We operate from our tasting room in the heart of the lively de Pijp area in Amsterdam. Interested? Click below for an overview of all planned courses.
WSET level 1 is an introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.
WSET level 2 is a beginner- to intermediate-level qualification exploring wines, suitable for industry professionals and wine enthusiasts.
WSET level 3 is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts.
We have a team of passionate wine educators that will go all the way to make our students pass their exams. Besides learning you a lot about the world of wine we think doing a wine course can be fun as well!
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I had a honor to study in AWA and finalize my WSET trainings there. The teaching is in very high level and teachers constantly are ready to take extra mile in order to support your studies. Definitely can recommend to everyone who wants to learn more about wines in very positive and supportive environment.
Took my first wine course (WSET level 2) at the Academy, and was extremely happy with the experience! I am planning to take more courses at the Academy and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in learning more about wines, both for personal interest and professional improvement!
I enjoyed the WEST level 1 course. It was an informative and engaging process of learning and tasting the wines. I've decided to continue level 2 as I have more curious questions about wine that I want to learn.
Marinke van Katwijk
Have followed the WSET level 2 course via the Amsterdam Wine Academy. Coincidently I had dinner at De Paskamer a day before contacting AWA and was served wonderfully , great explanations about the wine etc. So when I figured out the course was led by Wouter Aalst (De Paskamer) I decided to follow this course together with a friend. Every lesson was very interesting, lots of knowledge regards wine(regions) was shared and included serious tastings. Have learned so much in a pleasant atmosphere with great fellow students! The enthusiasm of Wouter, huge knowledge he has collected and involvement makes the course so enjoyable. He loves to share all he knows, has so much pleasure when we get it. So we continue with level 3. Highly recommend this academy.
Olivier van Hees
I am quit new in the world of wine. The WSET level 1 was a lot of fun, I have learned a lot and know which wines I like. I am now confident to order the wine menu in a restaurant in order to impress my girlfriend.
I have been working in a restaurant for quite some time and wanted to improve my wine knowledge. After following WSET level 3 at the Amsterdam Wine Academy I now have the feeling I am a real wine expert.