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Wynand Fockink

Address: Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2695
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Ranked #19 of 514 things to do in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in the...
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Type: Bars & clubs, Nightlife
Activities: Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Owner description: In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in the bustling city center of Amsterdam. In those days distilleries usually included a tasting house and a shop; Wynand Fockink's was no exception. Today, three centuries later, the Pijlsteeg distillery contains an extraordinary collection of antique bottles in premises still furnished in the style of the seventeenth century. Wynand Fockink has continued, throughout the years, to specialize in liqueurs and jenevers which you can still see being made in the distillery. Join one of our guided tours, learn all about how our products are made and choose your favorite from our superb range of Dutch distilled products.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Wijnand Fockink is the cutest bodega of Amsterdam , perhaps the oldest too . It boosts a wide range of homemade brandy wines and liqueurs. The very friendly staff fill the glasses so full you must bow before your drink and take your first sip without moving the glass from the bar . One of the guys behind the counter... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We got into this pub,just after it opened, and the tasting room was already full,but after a small wait,we got our genever,we opted for the CHERRY,superb,funny the way you have to bow to take your first sip,without using your hands. We then had a go at the LEMMON,again fantastic,and finished off with the ANISEED,again absolutely gorgeous. This pub/bar/distillary,has been around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The tasting bar is a bit like the Wand Shop in Harry Potter except its walls are lined with shelves of wonderful liquers. The staff are great, very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Bar with a wide range of homemade brandy wines and liqueurs. Very friendly staff fill the glasses so full you must drink without moving the glass from the bar before u take ur first sip with no hands. 2-3 bar staff serve a 4-5 people deep 5-6 people wide queue of people. Well worth the 10-15min wait but maybe best... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Even if you are not a fan of gin you still have to visit this tasting house. The knowledgeable staff are also very witty. You have to stand which is not a bad thing as the drinks can be quite strong. The qwirky way you have to slurp the first bit only adds to the whole experience. Highly recommended. Shots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Visited this ancient tasting room/bar after reading excellent reviews on TA. Bar staff are funny, friendly and informative. Left after trying lots of delicious flavours, feeling a little more knowledgable about Amsterdam's finest genever schnapps. Well worth the visit. Try the limited edition Xmas flavour before it's all gone (they don't make it any more)!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This lovely little place was recommended by our son, and we are so glad we paid it a visit. The bar tender was lovely. He explained all the drinks, told us how to drink them and had a great sense of humour. I started with the Creme Brulee Gin which was gorgeous, whilst my husband had a whisky flavour one.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

My friends took us here after dinner. The whole experience is amazing! Friendly little place, the whole ritual when you are served, savouring the liquor and the relaxed atmosphere inside and outside the bar is great! The little shop next door after you tried every flavour liquor you can think of is giving you the opportunity to buy your favourite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I saw this place in our guide book and was meeting a Dutch friend so asked if we could meet there. It's tiny and fascinating! The bar tender was carefully explaining the drinks to everyone, so it took a while to get served as the bar got busier, but we tasted about 5 different 'schnapps' of various flavours. Did wonders... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This genever and liqueur bar is tucked away just off Dam square, and is worth a visit. We tried a couple of different flavours served in the traditional style, and the bartender let us try them before we bought. Good value too - two tasting drinks came in under 6 euros. Could do with a little more space as it... More 

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