Our main control room and classroom.
Our Amsterdam campus is located inside Europe’s biggest music-making centre, Q-Factory, an educational, inspiring, & creative hub for both new and established artists, musicians and producers. With two music venues, professional recording studios, rehearsal rooms and several other educational organisations like the Conservatory of Amsterdam Pop Department, we have an excellent network at our fingertips for our students to prosper.
Located on the 3rd floor and open six days a week, we have five unique recording spaces, 1 Live Room with recording options, 2 Production Suites, ‘Studio 2’, our Mixing & Recording Suite, and ‘Studio 1’ our Dolby Atmos Certified Control Room & Classroom.
Students also have access to over 20 individual workstations, which are available throughout the day, to accommodate their creative and technical needs. We’re proud to host our school in an environment that supports a sustainable future in music.Learn more
Our students have access to an expansive Network
Capable of recording everything from singer/songwriter to orchestra
Facilities for teaching, recording & post production
Lectures and workshops from industry professionals
As a student with us, you’ll spend time learning, developing and refining your skills in our facilities as well as participating in workshops and masterclasses. These take place at different stages of your studies, depending on the modules you’re working on. Our facilities include five unique studios consisting of 2 full-size stereo control rooms, one with Dolby Atmos integration, 1 Live Room with recording options, and 2 Production Suites.
As a Student, you will have access to all the Institutes facilities both as part of your timetabled teaching as well as outside of classes for independently managed recording, production, and mixing. Every student can access a powerful computer workstation before, during, and after class.
You have the freedom to start your projects in the studio and continue recording, editing and mixing on the workstations in the classroom or production suites. Find your signature sound and discover your workflow with our expansive array of both classic analog and current digital hardware, software, and instruments, allowing for various hybrid setups which are both practical and suitable for the modern-day audio production environment.
We invite you to book a visit and see for yourself!
Our main control room and classroom.
Our dedicated Mixing and recording studio.
One of our dedicated plug-and-play production suites.
Our second plug-and-play production suite.
Our primary recording space for Studio 1 and Studio 2
With over 700 years of history, cultural diversity and entrepreneurial heritage, Amsterdam offers a wealth of experiences and opportunities.
From live music venues scattered across the city to theatres, museums, bars and restaurants, there’s so much to do and discover as a student.
Here are just a few things that make Amsterdam special:
Transport & Travel
With over 500 tram stops in the city centre, you’re never more than 5 minutes from your next destination.
Housing second largest hub airport in the world, Amsterdam is not only the gateway to Europe but a global powerhouse in trade, business and tech.
Bikes, Bikes, and Bicycles
For a population of just under a million there are more than 1.2 million bikes on the road.
Venice of the north
With more than 160 canals to cruise along, Amsterdam is widely regarded as the Venice of the North, in fact its historic canal belt is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Iconic city life
Amsterdam is instantly recognisable for its diverse architectural influences. Take a boat ride through the cities rich history.
We’d love to meet you to share what Abbey Road Institute has to offer and find out about your personal ambitions in the music industry. Our team are here and ready to speak with you, you can book a tour or call or join an open day to find out more about what we do and how to join us.
at the Q-Factory
1093 NE Amsterdam
Mon – Fri: 10 am – 10 pm
It’s been a life-changing experience really. I came with the willingness and hunger to learn and I left with the awareness of being not only a better producer and engineer, but a better person/human being. Once you’ve learnt all the techy stuff, you realise how much more essential it is to learn the emotional and psychological part of the game and how to deal with artists. And that only comes with passion, hunger and dedication.
It’s insane how inspiring it is to put fifteen musicians of all genres and backgrounds in one class and work on your skills together. I mean, Abbey Road brought me a lot of knowledge, a great network and practical skills – that’s what I signed up for. But it also gave me a bloody great time, tons of fun and sort of a second family.
I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for this course, not only for the invaluable education but also for the good people at Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam, and everyone I’ve met along the year.
By day, you’re soaking in the knowledge of industry experts. By night, you practice what you’ve learnt in a playground of high-end studio equipment. What more could you possibly want?
Abbey Road Institute is not a school, it is a high end production studio with a control room full of learners.
“Every day spent here felt like I was better than the day before. It is beautiful to think in colours, mix with flavours and develop a unique way to listen and understand music. Abbey Road is all about perspective and attitude, things which are taught so well between the magical walls of the institute“
From the moment I entered Abbey Road Institute Amsterdam it took me a total of 5 minutes to realise that I came to the right place. It has been one of the best experiences, meeting new friends for life from all over the world. You learn so, so much in just 1 year in an incredible environment, which has to be felt to understand.