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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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So good we bought it home

This is a great place to taste Jenever and to learn about its history and how it is made today. Having enjoyed a tasting of several of the spirits on offer, provided by the very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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274 reviews 274 reviews
93 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to taste Jenever and to learn about its history and how it is made today. Having enjoyed a tasting of several of the spirits on offer, provided by the very genial and helpful barman, we bought two bottles to bring home. The premises are situated just off Dam Square and can easily be missed if... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were brought to this great place by friends who live locally. Wow what a place, so many different flavours of Genever. Being a sweet tooth I chose a butterscotch flavoured one (although that is not the official name of it). Like others have said, the bar tender who is so knowledgable about all the products fills your glass right... More 

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent!! can not recommend this place more, the staff are great and are true bar tenders, creating drinks to suit your tastes, seriously makes jenever tasting even more fun, the staff really do know their stuff giving histories to the brewing and the knowledge of the many different liquors and jenever, taking you back to its roots you really do... More 

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Atherton
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is one of Amsterdams hidden gems! It's a unique 'tasting' house where you can try the local spirit 'Genever'. The friendly and entertaining staff give you the background information to the different flavours a kind of try before you buy but with absolutley no pressure. Andre is a credit to the business and very entertaining. Well worth seeking... More 

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Monléon-Magnoac, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A wonderful experience, great atmosphere, the staff are real characters making the Jenever tasting even more fun. Learn the difference between Gin & Jenever, try some of the hundreds of varieties and flavours, slurp the first mouthful from the glass in traditional style, its all great fun. As a big gin fan I wished we had more time to try... More 

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

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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