We use an online tool in which you can manage your workshop choices up until 24 August.

First come, first serve policy: those who booked the first tickets will have first choice of making reservations for the workshops.

Q: I cannot find the button for choosing my workshops.

A: You can choose your workshops by clicking on your ticket: the blue date stamp.

Q: Can I attend all the workshops? 

A: No, we offer a great variety of trainers and topics. It is physically impossible to attend them all!

Q: Can I change my choice of workshops once planned? 

A: Yes, you can make changes in your own plan up until 24 August.

Q: I have booked a workshop and the teacher is not able to make it to Amsterdam. What to do?

A: If a presenter is unable to host their workshop, we will contact you to change your plan. N.B. Online content will be available after the congress has ended!

Q: How can I check which workshops I have booked?

A: Log in with the same e-mail address on which we contact you and click on your ticket.

Ticket cancellation

Should you, for any reason not be able to attend after having bought a ticket. Please try to resell your ticket to a colleague and be sure to contact us for further communication.

If you are unable to resell your ticket, 80% of the ticket price will be refunded if you contact us via prior to 1 April 2020. After that date, refunds are not possible.

Q: Have you bought a ticket and are not able to come to Amsterdam after all? 

A: We advise you to let the shiatsu community know you have an available ticket on our Facebook event page


Q: How much is VAT in The Netherlands?

A: VAT is 21 %

I would like to help as a volunteer

If you’d like to volunteer please email Karlijn at:

Volunteering prior to the ESC

We are looking for Native Dutch speakers with expertise in the following areas:
Making a bicycle plan for visitors; communication coordinator; Facebook’ers; webmasters; Translation (Dutch-English proof reading and editing); copywriting; press kit creation; sponsors / fixing good(ie)s.

Other countries/languages:
You can assist with promoting the ESC within your own (Facebook) community or country. 

Volunteering during the event

At the moment only shiatsu students staying in the Netherlands are being invited to volunteer at the ESC event. This is so they have the opportunity to experience the congress.

Q: Where can I connect with other congress visitors?

A: Via our ESC Facebook page.

Staying in Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Hotels, Youth hostels, Botels (boats), Bed & Breakfast.
Be sure to make reservations well in advance, for example via or Airbnb.

For cheaper options: try Haarlem or other places North of Amsterdam.

Find more information about accommodations.

Q: Is it possible to visit the congress only for one day and how much would the ticket cost ?

A: It is not possible to buy a one day ticket. Our preference is that attendees come for three days to make a shared experience.


Q: Has the ESC Amsterdam been accredited as an official training? And if so, how many points can I earn?

A: Please check with your association in your home country. If needed, they can contact us for more detailed information about the programme.

Q: What happens if COVID restrictions are tightened again in Amsterdam?

A: The physical congress will be cancelled and we will meet online. NEW is working on an exciting online program with all the shiatsu content you could wish for and a lot more. 

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The ESC happens every third year. The main goal: Exchange, inspiration and communication to support and develop the situation of Shiatsu in Europe.

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