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Wynand Fockink

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Neighborhood: Red Light District
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Address: Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2695
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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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Hidden gem in the red light district

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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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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East Anglia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The 45 minute tour was a nice way to experince the Dutch style drink. The tastings seem to come at you in rapid succession though. There was one point where my wife and I were worried if we would make it out on our own two feet. We did, and had a lovely time. If you have an extra 45... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

They overfill so you have to take the first sip while it is still on the bar. I liked my Framboos but the citreon was too sour for my friends.

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were three days in Amsterdam and every night we came here to try some other brandy taste. You can have whatever taste You want. I told the bartender I want something chocolate and fruity in the same time. Off course they had it :-). There is no music at all, only people talking sound and You won't even notice... More 

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We really enjoyed the distillery tour, learning about the production of liqueurs and jenever. The guy hosting our group was informative, and very enigmatic, talking us through the process of creating flavoured tinctures for the liqueurs. The tasting that accompanied the tour was great fun, and a real eye opener - some of the flavours were a little off for... More 

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preston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Found this place on our second day,brilliant place to go and taste Snaps try the snaps made fropm 4 different ones Angostura bitter+lemon+spice+ ginger it has a geek name Miconoss will be going back soon

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