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Amsterdam Fencing Workshop

Classes Amsterdam
$84
TRY SOMETHING NEW AND CHALLENGING – AMSTERDAM FENCING WORKSHOP!

We are not in France but  Our Amsterdam Fencing Workshop will make you feel like a musketeer! Experienced or beginner, everyone can get swept up in the away with the Amsterdam Fencing Workshop.

FENCING IS AN EXCITING AND DEMANDING SPORT!

his fencing workshop provides your group with a fencing expert to quickly introduce the ins and outs of this fascinating sport, that once was a lethal weapon. And there are quite a bit of ins and outs, as yourself as a well-padded and masked fighter, lunge to try to score and step back to defend.

You will initially start the workshop with a safety briefing. After you'll learn about the history of fencing, how to hold the sword, and will then start learning fencing bladework and footwork. You'll also learn attacking and defensive techniques in fencing.

FENCING ONLY REQUIRES AN ORDINARY LEVEL OF FITNESS. IT WILL HELP TO IMPROVE YOUR STAMINA, FLEXIBILITY, FITNESS AND CONCENTRATION. IT'S CHALLENGING, EXCITING, AND GREAT FUN – SO WHY NOT BOOK TODAY?

This type of workshop is suitable for everyone, but especially for those seeking a new type of sport that demands focus and flexibility. Fencing requires a clear mind and concentration. On the other hand, the game can end very soon, if you loose patience. However, this sport remains one of the most popular in Italy and in France. So, are you ready to put your sword up and win the battle?

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Amsterdam Fire Breathing Workshop

Classes Amsterdam
$419
LOOKING FOR AN EXTREME HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE?  TRY AMSTERDAM FIRE BREATHING!

Learn the secrets of pyro-performance and heat up your stay in the city! The art of fire-breathing requires icy nerves and a fiery heart – do you have what it takes to breath flames?  Find out at our Amsterdam Fire Breathing Workshop!

Do you have the courage to try this amazing performance art?

Your Amsterdam Fire Breathing Workshop will be led  by a professional fire breather, taught by a master of the art.  These expert instructors will teach you the skills you need to unleash amazing blasts of incandescent flame, all the while carefully ensuring that your safety remains their paramount concern, teaching you about the correct fuels and amounts of fuel to use.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL SHOW YOU SECRETS OF FIRE BREATHERS!

A fire breather needs confidence, technique and focus.  Our workshop will teach you the skills you need to practice performance combustion, able to breath an inferno!  You'll practice the special spraying technique needed to safely breath flames and  by the end of the session you'll be breathing fire like a dragon.  Our workshop is held in Pllek, an artistic bar-restaurant that provides a great venue for this kind of performance art.  After your session enjoy a cold beer to wash away the taste of the flames!

Fire Breathing is dangerous, but our instructors will take every precaution to make sure you can safely practice this incredible performance art!

A Dutch specialty!

There are four world records for fire breathing displays, one of which is held by the people of Maastricht, where 293 student participated in a simultaneous display of fire breathing!

If they can do it, why not you?

The Amsterdam Fire Breathing Workshop is one of the most exciting attractions Amsterdam has to offer – book now for an extraordinary experience!

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Amsterdam Henna Workshop

Classes Amsterdam
$227
TRY YOUR HAND AT THIS BEAUTIFUL BODY ART WITH OUR AMSTERDAM HENNA WORKSHOP!

Henna body art is a tradition in many Arabic, North African and South East Asia – join our Amsterdam Henna Workshop to find out more!

Henna has been used since antiquity to dye skin, hair and fingernails, as well as fabrics such as silk, wool and leather.  It was historically used in the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, Carthage and other parts of North Africa and the Horn of Africa.  Henna paste is made form a tall shrub, but does not stain the skin until lawsone molecules are released by the Henna leaf.  In many of the regions that henna was originally produced and used, bridal henna nights remain an important part of traditional wedding customs.

Experienced instructor

1.5 hour private Workshop

Henna materials

One free drink (soft drink/coffee/tea)

Duration: 1.5 hours

Minimum Group Size: 6

Starting Time: Daily on request

Location: City Centre


Our workshop instructor is a talented practitioner of henna body art, who will be able to tell you much more about this fascinating plant and its applications.

 In many of the regions that henna was originally produced and used, bridal henna nights remain an important part of traditional wedding customs.

 They will give you some background on the ways in which henna has been used over the centuries, and will show you some techniques and tricks to create you own beautiful henna body art.

Henna paste is made form a tall shrub, but does not stain the skin until lawsone molecules are released by the Henna leaf.  In many of the regions that henna was originally produced and used, bridal henna nights remain an important part of traditional wedding customs.

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Amsterdam Nude Painting Workshop

Classes Amsterdam
$431
A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE – THE AMSTERDAM NUDE PAINTING WORKSHOP

In one of Amsterdam's trendiest locations, surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city, you are invited to join our Amsterdam Nude Painting Workshop.

The painting of nude models has been popular in the artistic world for thousands of years, from Ancient Greece to postmodernist schools of art.  Many great artists such as Manet, Titian and Velasquez specialised in this type of painting, and today many of their greatest works are hung in major international art galleries.  Although this genre of painting continues to be criticised even today in some quarters as eccentric or immoral, it has been commonly accepted as one of the great forms of painting.

Follow the footsteps of the great masters and try your hand at life art!

All the materials and supplies are provided as part of the cost of the workshop.
Likewise is the nude model (male or female), who is eager to see what you can do with your chalk. You will be given a short introduction by the teacher, who will instruct you on the basic techniques of nude painting with charcoal. Then it's time to create your masterpiece! Our models have practised and perfected a number of poses to ensure that you have the opportunity to capture all of his or her finest features. The nude model will be present at the workshop for one hour.

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Amsterdam Life Art Workshop

Classes Amsterdam
$359
FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS AMSTERDAM HAS BEEN THE HOME TO REVOLUTIONARY LIFE ART WORKS.  DISCOVER WHY WITH OUR AMSTERDAM LIFE ART WORKSHOP?

Discover how Amsterdam has contributed to the world of life art with our Amsterdam Life Art Workshop!

THE AMSTERDAM LIFE ART WORKSHOP IS AN UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCE FOR ANY ONE INTERESTED IN ART, OR THE ARTISTIC HISTORY OF AMSTERDAM

Amsterdam has been synonymous with fine are since the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century.  Although lfie art had been a developing discipline for many years in The Netherlands, it was Amsterdam's favourite son, Rembrandt Van Rijn, who revolutionised this art form.

Rembrandt's most famous works, such as what is perhaps his most brilliant portrait masterpiece, Portrait of Jan Six, are life art pieces.  Rembrandt's portraits are often remembered for their immortalising famous and influential figures from the Dutch Golden Age, typified by one of his most recognisable works, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp.  However Rembrandt was prolific – he painted hundreds of portraits, slowly perfecting techniques which would permanently alter the practices of the artistic world.

At our life art drawing class you will receive a short talk on the history of life art, and will be shown examples of the different kinds of work, both realist and impressionist, that charcaterise this fascinating artistic discipline.  You will be shown several different techniques, including how to invoke a sense of scale and motion.  Our instructor is a passionate artist who loves to help others discover their talents – this is the perfect way to celebrate visiting one of the artistic capitals of the world.  We will provide painting materials and a model for you to draw, giving you an amazing opportunity to capture the essence of a real art model.

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Dutch Pancake Making Class with a Local in her Home in the Heart of Amsterdam

Classes Amsterdam
$79
Enjoy meeting a local in her beautiful apartment in the heart of Amsterdam over delightful Dutch pancakes!

Meet your host Fusina at her home and weather permitting, walk by the canals to a local, organic grocery store (her favorite neighborhood shop!) where you will discover authentic Dutch food and brands, and shop for ingredients for your cooking class. Return to Fusina's cozy kitchen to learn to cook and flip pannekoeken or pancakes, a very typical Dutch meal. You can create savory pancakes from ham and cheese as well as sweet pancakes with a variety of ingredients and toppings like fresh apples from the market - all completely from scratch! 

Enjoy learning about the techniques involved in creating this dish as well as other traditions of Dutch cuisine before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fusina.

Fusina is a warm, open and welcoming Dutch host who loves to meet new people and learn about their culture. Fusina used to be the organizer of the Dutch cookbook competition and has authored many cookbooks about Dutch cuisine. A delightful storyteller, Fusina enjoys teaching travelers how to make and flip Dutch pancakes, a signature Dutch food that is relished throughout the country. Pannekoeken are a traditional Dutch treat - they are served sweet or savory and the Dutch have fond memories of this dish they grow up eating! 

Please noteFusina lives on a second floor (first floor in Europe) - there is a long and steep flight of stairs to get to her apartment which is typical Dutch. 

Please also note: Fusina doesn't serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own beer or wine to your culinary experience.