Burlesque Workshop in Amsterdam for YOUR (hen) party.
Embrace your womanhood and have fun with your girlfriends!

More information or bookings: Mail or call +31 620750027


Fun filled Burlesque workshop where you can learn to tease like Dita von Teese,
like a (Bettie Page) pin-up girl, and be as sexy as Marilyn Monroe.

Discover the Diva, Femme Fatale, Bad Girl or Comedy Queen in yourself. You'll learn how to develop your burlesque alter-ego. At the end, you and your group will be a bonafide bevy of burlesque starlettes by putting on your own little burlesque show for each other. But during this workshop you also will get to know your friends (and yourself) a little bit better, all via humor and theatrical games. The main person (bachelorette, birthday girl) will be put in the centre of attention in a fun way.

There is no nudity during this burlesque workshop (unless you want to: we do have pasties/tassles and professional glue etc. available). It's not just about striptease or only a choreography. The teacher who is also a drama teacher, burlesque starlet and comedienne, uses the burlesque theme for a series of fun practices. It's not about how to tease a man, but about celebrating your femininity and having fun with your girlfriends!
You could bring: showclothing (clothing that makes you feel sexy) or easy fitting clothing,

Price for the Burlesque Workshop is 35- Euro Per person (minimum 8 persons)
including glass of Prosecco, fingerfood and use of large 12 feathered fans, hats, gloves, lace umbrellas etc.

Location is at the edge of Amsterdam's Red Light District nearby Dam square. Part of world heritage site: Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam.

This night club including stage is perfect for a ' FUN' workshop
Available every day untill 8 PM (at Alternative location). At Art deco venue untill 4 PM.



All our teachers have been involved in the neo-burlesque movement for many years.

They are professional performers and experienced teachers. 

Burlesque workshop .com is since 2008 the very first provider of this kind of workshop in the Netherlands.


"This is the real deal."

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Also possible:

- Diva (inner Goddess) workshop
-Strip & Tease workshop
-Dr. Sketchy's
(Burlesque/pin-up drawing event)
-Workshop at own location
- Boylesque workshop
- Cabaret workshop
For mixed groups

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More information or bookings: Mail or call +31 620750027

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"Super thanks for this workshop! Everyone enjoyed and participated very well.
The teacher is a wonderful lady who -indeed- put every participant at ease,
she had a role for every character/type of girl.
Lovely interactive workshop for groupbonding.
The fingerfood was a nice and tasty surprise!
And last but not least: The love-shower...yes: tears of happiness rolled over the cheeks.
SO it was a success!
We entered the room like a girl and we left like vamp ;) "
The KittyKat girls (pic above)

"Because of the burlesque workshop we had a top-day.
The group was put at ease and that resulted in very funny scenes.
Compliments for the teacher and thanks!"
Jessica - hen party

"It was fun! Thank you for all your help. We were really pleased with the activity"
Kristen - producer British television programm "Coach Trip"

"It was very nice! the teacher knows how to break the tension with humor...I enjoyed the
workshop and I'm lookin' forward for another one, to integrate dancing, acting and havin fun...!
Wendy (UK)

"Everybody enjoyed it very much, The teacher is a good coach and dancer!"
Jessy - just for fun workshop met girlfriends

"Thanks so much for the wonderful workshop. The teacher was excellent
and it was a good addition to our programm "

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manager ‘Charley’

coach Deena

coach Nina

coach Raoulala
(Photo: Shoikan)

A word from the management.



From 2008 onwards our team delivers a wonderful, excellent quality Burlesque workshop. It started with American and English teachers / performers. We have listened to the participants and now with the current teachers the workshop has evolved into the most fun in town. That is because of this:

TOP COACH: This teachers aren’t just a dancer who do the same programme every time, it’s the personal touch that counts. Besides burlesque performer both Nina and Deena are a professional theater maker and coach for all ages. Above all, she makes real contact with the group and individuals. She has the gift to make people feel at ease and make them laugh! She will adapt to the group in order to get the best atmosphere. That’s why you are in for a true unique experience. There is always laughter and sometimes even a tear after the bride to be gets the ‘Love Shower’ from her girlfriends. Alternatively our professional choreographer Raoulala can give a fun workshop including a boylesque act (with the help of 2 gals from the group ofcourse!)

TOP LOCATION: The workshop is at a real night club with your private waitress and cook. A great venue in central Amsterdam, Just one street from the Red Light District. Around corner of Dam square and walking distance from Central station. Very handy for all your other activities like restaurant, boat trip, bar, terrace or photo session. So no boring space at the edge of town but your private stage in historic Amsterdam! The finger food in the break are also plenty and worth their money. Think wrap with salad and falafel plus luxurious deep fried bites and wedges / French fries. There have been groups doing this workshop around 12 so they save on lunch budget. Alternative is Amsterdam's smallest theater also near Central Station. But only for groups under 12 participants.

TOP ATMOSPHERE: The fun already starts when yours truly welcomes you. After my introduction of the teacher I will leave and you will be with the ‘girls only’ in order to have the most of fun. But the teacher also has a message: “this workshop is not about exciting a man, it’s about YOUR empowerment to feel free and sexy as you are!”. We also have accessories for you to use: 12 large feathered fans (unique for our workshop!) PLUS 3 more suitcases full of hats, boas, gloves and masks. Not only nice to use in your performance but also great for the pictures you can make.

All the above makes the price of 35,- Euro per person (inclusive one Prosecco or other drink, finger food etc.).Groups above 12: the bride to be is for free!. More discounts for groups larger then 17 and 22.

Last but not least I want to thank all those participants who have complimented the teacher and the crew. Often we say to each other that this is one of the best things we ever realized. And every time we put our passion into the workshop.

“The burlesque workshop was the highlight of our day.” - Lisa
Also see all the other quotes, snapshots and films on this page.

Have a lot of fun!

Organiser of workshops and retro/burlesque parties.
DJ and owner Retrotainment agency ‘Madame Risquée’

PS: are you looking for a slightly different workshop? Ask about our Diva (release inner Goddess) workshop, Cabaret workshop or Strip & Tease workshop.

For bookings or info call (0031) (0)20 6826994 or (0)620750027



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Today, burlesque is nothing short of an art form. Performers both male and female combine the most explosive aspects of costumery, dance, comedy and theater in a type of live entertainment that, of course, places nudity on a pedestal. Dita Von Teese and World Famous BOB have turned the tassel-friendly genre of performance into an evolving practice that challenges everything conventional -- from gender politics to sexuality and the public's perception of the naked body.

Burlesque has historic roots in America's minstrel culture, dating as far back as the 1840s. However, the version we know today -- a marriage of vaudevillian humor and striptease -- became popular in the early 1900s, when (mostly women) performers took to clubs and Broadway venues with their own brand of music, dance and provocative nudity. The era of Prohibition took a toll on the burlesque industry, as teetotaling politicians and authority figures took issue with both the performers and club owners that made burlesque possible. Thankfully, the genre bit back in the 1950s, as women like Sally Rand, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, and Blaze Starr emerged as boundary-pushing icons.
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