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Wynand Fockink

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Address: Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2695
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Drinking
Description: In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery...
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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When you tire of beer and Bols, try jenever - a spirit similar to gin. Wynand Fockink has been distilling it since the late 1600's. You can just show up at the tasting room and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When you tire of beer and Bols, try jenever - a spirit similar to gin. Wynand Fockink has been distilling it since the late 1600's. You can just show up at the tasting room and elbow your way up to the bar with everyone else - literally, the place is tiny OR you can book a guided tasting. We opted... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friends took us here before going to dinner recently. What a unique place. Open daily from 15:00 to 21:00 hours and its hidden alley location make this place very unique. Choose a jenever or flavoured schnapps. Add a small beer side order. You dont want to stand on one leg. Staff is very knowledgeble and are very helpful with choosing... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is one of the places that you should go in Amsterdam. Besides driking a very good liquor, you need to follow the typical ritual, which is to drink the first sip without touch the glass. This plalce has a large varieties of dutch liquors that you can choice and apreciate it!

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Bow your head for king Alcohol. Very special place for special hard drinks. My grandfather already visited this cafe during the thirties. Wally Tax from the famius band the Outsiders was a daily guest. Don't mind the low bar. Genever and mixes with exotic names.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very small (and cozy) place. The only choice is beer+ jenever (typical Dutch liquor) but it is worth it Not in the usual touristic routes

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Quirky bar to have an original gin-based liqueur shot. You drink the first sip directly from the bar top. Very authentic place (with old pharmacy bottles on shelves) that I totally recommend!

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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

What a fantastic experience. Really friendly staff, so much choice. We were asked what flavours/spirits we preferred and then offered 3 different tasters. We then paid for a very "full" glass of the one we liked most. The Jenever was strong! It was such a brilliant way to spend time, very inviting and I only wish we had found it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We made a point of finding this bar after a recommendation. The bar staff were attentive and funny to chat to. They looked like they enjoyed getting people tipsy on lovely tasting jenever! A must visit.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was my second time (first was in 2011). I wanted my partner to experience this place, and tast the liquor and have the experience. This is very close to Dam square, a stone's throw away. We were greated by the bar man who was very helpful and was very detailed in what the drinks are made of, and based... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We sought this place out after reading the reviews! Sorely disappointed. The bar man was rude and unhelpful, told us they didn't sell gin and was very sarcastic. We enjoyed a more authentic Dutch gin bar called in de olofspoort for a more authentic friendly experience.

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