Bar Americain, a cocktail bar visited by many celebrities and therefore in possession of a wide variety of celebrity pictures taken by our Bartenders themselves. Do you offer VIP treatment to every guest you serve, and are you equally passionate about cocktails as you are about your latest Spotify playlist? Then Bar Americain wants you!

Position summary 

Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is the very first of its kind in the Netherlands. It is located on the Leidseplein, in one of the most famous art nouveau buildings in Amsterdam. With 173 rooms and suites, a totally renovated interior and distinctive Hard Rock facilities such as a Body Rock® fitness centre, Rock Shop® and musical entertainment via The Sound of Your Stay® programme, guests are assured of an unbeatable experience. Part of it is Bar Americain, no other hotel bar in Amsterdam has collected this many photos of celebrities which visited the bar throughout the years. With Paradiso and de Melkweg around the corner, Bar Americain has always been the place to be for artists to have a drink. Bar Americain is also known for its signature cocktails rewarded with prestigious awards. Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is part of Eden Hotels.

Eden Hotels has built a compelling collection of city centre hotels over two generations. Our hands-on approach combines decades of industry expertise with business insight, enabling each and every colleague to reach their full potential. We take great pleasure in creating local experiences and lasting memories for our guests. With our 14 hotels, we are located in all the great cities and surprising places in the Netherlands. We know everything about our cities and ensure that the guest feels like part of our family. With our ambition to grow internationally, our mission is to start providing that same excellent service and experience across Europe. We have exciting times ahead with major projects on the horizon, so it's a great time to get on board!

As a Bartender, your domain will not only be behind the bar itself but the entire outlet. You will prepare all your drinks, from cappuccino to gin and tonics and our signature cocktails, with the same loving care - and impeccable quality. You are abreast of the latest trends and ingredients in drinks and beverages. Guests can always consult you about special beers, local spirits or special cocktails - and you will serve each of them with a special individual nuance. A good Bartender is cheerful and full of energy, and is always able to come up with an entertaining anecdote or two about the bar and hotel. And of course you know how to keep your work area spotlessly clean all day long. Feel the vibe and make an impression.

Primary responsibilities

This job description reflects the position’s essential functions; it does not encompass all of the tasks that may be assigned:

  • Receiving guests, taking orders, providing information about drinks and food.
  • Preparing orders yourself.
  • Taking care of the mice & place, such as checking the bar and the sitting area.
  • Replenishing the bar stock.
  • Cleaning up the work areas and bar equipment after working hours.
  • Setting the terrace.
  • Stock juice, mixers, soft drinks, beer, wine, liquor, and supplies.
  • Maintain positive and professional communication with all staff.
  • Opening and closing the cashier.
  • Ensure a healthy and safe work environment for co-workers and guests.
  • Be knowledgeable of property facilities, services, hours of operation, in-house events, conferences, and amenities to proactively assist guests.


What do we expect from you

  • MBO 2-3 working and thinking level.
  • Familiarity with the (legal) safety and (social) hygiene regulations.
  • You have a high level of responsibility and are service oriented.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. Any other language? Fantastic! The more the merrier.
  • You have a presentable appearance.
  • You have excellent communication and service-related skills.
  • You are highly motivated, a flexible personality, with the ability to handle stress well.
  • You have a proactive attitude, are creative and you see everything that happens.
  • You are familiar with Micros (POS system).
  • Excellent knowledge of bartending (eg. cocktails, liquors, barista etc.).

Handy to have

  • Not averse to rotating and weekend shifts, and working on public holidays.
  • Passion for music and knowledge of music trends preferred.

What can you expect from us

  • A full-time contract (with an intention to extend).
  • A gross salary starting at €2.200,00* per month (based on full-time employment).
  • Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American is part of Eden Hotel Group.
  • The Eden Basics are in good hands with us. Think good collective insurances and a travel allowance.
  • Two free nights per year in an Eden Hotel of your choice.
  • Substantial discount on even more nights, also for Family & Friends.
  • Team member and family room rate discount at Hard Rock Hotels.
  • Inhouse experience at Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American.
  • 25 days of holiday and the option to buy 5 extra days of holiday.
  • Continued self-development at the School of Hard Rock.
  • Bicycle scheme via the company scheme.
  • Have your online orders conveniently delivered to the hotel.
  • A nice colleague bonus scheme.
  • Great colleagues and lots of (creative) freedom.
  • Social events and of course a nice gift for all the great moments in life.
  • Our Sjoerd Dijkstra Foundation dedicates itself on your behalf to beautiful social projects in the hospitality industry for vulnerable groups in society.
  • At Hard Rock Hotel Amsterdam American, we value equality and diversity. Your gender, ethnicity, age or orientation make no difference during the application process. We are a company where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves. Whether you are young, slightly older, a student or a returnee.

*Salary is based on the Hospitality Collective Labour Agreement wage scale when the candidate is 21 years of age or older.

Do you meet our expectations? Or can you convince us why you are the best fit for this position? Send us your motivation and C.V. in the most creative way possible! 

Questions about this vacancy?

Contact us!

020 556 3000

Interested? We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply via e-mail: Let’s Rock!

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