Want to learn more about wine?

Amsterdam Wine Academy offers WSET wine courses, at levels 1, 2 and 3. We run our courses in Dutch and in English. We run our courses from our own teaching locations in the Amsterdam. Want to know more? Click below for an overview of all our wine courses.

Our wine courses

Do you have a beginning interest in wine or do you want to work with wine (eventually)? Then WSET Level 1 in Wine is the course to start with.

Duration: 2 lessons + exam

 315,00

Do you already have some basic knowledge, are you enthusiastic about wine and/or are you working on it professionally? Then WSET level 2 is the right course for you.

Duration: 8 lessons + exam

 625,00

The wine course for the more advanced students in wine. With extensive attention in more detail to wine and wine making. And extra focus on the systematic approach to tasting wines.

Duration: 12 lessons + exam

 1.325,00

Meet our educators

Have a look at our team of wine educators. We are proud to have a passionate group of very knowledgeable and dedicated wine teachers. 

Twee locaties, hartje Amsterdam

Frans Halsstraat 90, 1072 BW, Amsterdam
Gerard Doustraat 16, 1072 VP, Amsterdam

What our students write about us

I just completed the WSET 2 course with Linda, and must share that she is a very good teacher. She has a very natural ability to connect with the students and to make the course practical and enjoyable. I had a fantastic time doing the course and will be happy to recommend her and the course.

Lynn Ng

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Linda van der Helm

Excellent experience from start to finish! The whole team are welcoming and professional and cater for everyone with subdued grace.

Clodagh Coll

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Linda van der Helm

It is a good place for Training courses on Wines. WSET is a credible association and Wine Academy is following their training courses.

Alberto Miotto

Course: WSET 1 & 2
Educator: Marie-Sophie Chapelier & Joris Hartman

Followed the WSET 2 course at Amsterdam Wine Academy, very fun, educational and good course! Balance between theory and practice (tasting wines) was great! Definitely recommended 🙂

Marco Ingels

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Mark van Mil
Great course, great staff. Would highly recommend it!

Boris Balledux

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Mark van Mil

Attended WSET Level 1 course and exam. Nice location, enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructors, lively group. Very nice experience overall.

Gregorio Bo

Course: WSET 1
Educator: Hope Flanagan

Last summer I took the WSET2 course. Wouter is an excellent teacher. The lessons were informative and the knowledge I gained is clearly applicable to every wine I pick: from the supermarket to the better restaurants. If you want to know more about wine, the Amsterdam Wine Academy is definitely worth the time and investment.

Merel van Oeffelen

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Wouter Aalst

WSET 2 followed. Very nice for the beginning or slightly advanced wine lover.
Wouter is a born teacher and teaches in a very pleasant way. Very nice! Especially when the sometimes dry subject matter related to winemaking becomes more accessible and sticks.
If you are not convinced or enthusiastic at the beginning, you will become convinced as you go along!

Denise Kempers

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Wouter Aalst

What a good course and excellent guidance by instructors Wouter( and also Linda during a catch-up lesson). I really recommend this course! You gain so much knowledge and learn about grape varieties, wine regions and so much more which makes you discern more nuances and…enjoy wine more!

Eline Hopperus Buma

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Wouter Aalst

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!

Claudio Mattiuzzo

Course: WSET 2
Educator: Wouter Aalst

What a fun and engaging course! I learned so much through this course and feel confident in my new abilities to identify various wine regions and grape varieties. It was a joy to attend the class and I very much looked forward to each lesson. I am glad I started at Level 1…I am now hooked and looking forward to completing the next levels. Thank you Amsterdam Wine Academy!

Amy Schaeffer

Course: WSET 1
Educator: Wouter Aalst

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.

Mikko H

Course: WSET 1
Educator: Wouter Aalst

I enjoyed the WSET 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.

Kadua Tukvaga

Course: WSET 1
Educator: Wouter Aalst