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Wynand Fockink

Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-6392695
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Ranked #3 of 161 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Tucked in a little alleyway near Dam Square, this little gem offers a bewildering array of genever (gin)-based drinks.
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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
67 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This little gin place features in Pocket Lonely Planet's Amsterdam guide in the Gin, Cheese and Monuments walk so we gave it a go. We're so glad we did! The old bar is very authentic- you still drink out of tulip shaped shot glasses which are filled to the brim, meaning you have to bend over and slurp first (as... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

this place was recommended to us by my MIL, otherwise we never would have found it! Love the history, drinks were great, so much choice, we bought several glasses and also some of the bottles to take home. If it had had seats, or food, or a patio type area, we could have stayed all day.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Despi visiting Amsterdam several times I had never tasted jenevre, so on a recent visit to celebrate my husbands birthday we made a point of visiting this establishment. What a find, it was very busy but had a great atmosphere. The two guys on duty were real artists and made everyone feel relaxed despite the wait to be attended to.... More

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England
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went here with my wife who read about the place in an Amsterdam guide she picked up before we flew out from Heathrow and this was a real find. They certainly have about every flavour of Jenever you could find and will also make you up a selection of their own concoction for a cocktail of gin. The chap behind... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

tried few different drinks in this place. AWESOME! eventhough they didnt have a proper seats. but the drink is too good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Best bar of Amsterdam! You can taste shots of 'jenever', a Dutch liquer. They have different kinds of shots, all with old names and old dutch flavours. This is a bar where you can taste the liquer, it's not meant to take different shots in one time to get drunk quickly. The bartenders take time for each guest and are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband chose this attraction via trip adviser and it did not disappoint. Staff are knowledgeable and direct. Generous free sample before you purchase and a fun slurp of the glass before you can pick it up. (I recommend the Hansje In De Kelder) As soon as I finished it I walked through to the little shop and purchased a... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had only read about this place on TripAdvisor and accidentally found it on our way back to our hostel. It is located very discreetly in a lane, such that it would have been difficult to find if searched for intentionally. Anyways, this was our first time with jenevers and we explained our plight to the bartender who was kind... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Fun staff, company is owned by bols now, but they still distill next door. Don't ask the stsff fir they're faborites, just tell them what you like

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved loved loved it here..... Great fun, interesting place, and a perfect aperitif.... A MUST VISIT :-)

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