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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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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on...

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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wow! amazing experience

We were shown this place by a fellow Canadian living in Amsterdam. Very eccentric place and staff. No chairs and they will only serve you one drink to go and enjoy, not several of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
websmith15
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were shown this place by a fellow Canadian living in Amsterdam. Very eccentric place and staff. No chairs and they will only serve you one drink to go and enjoy, not several of each. Every flavour of brandy you can imagine. They pour it right full and you must bend down with no hands to sip it first before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here twice now and loved loved loved it! It may take a while to get served but the staff are amazing and will spend time ensuring you get a drink you will love!

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Thank CarlyWurly89
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit here as we always stay at the no h krasnopolsky hotel in dam square. It's tucked away in a small arcade. Get there nice and early as they close at about 9pm no matter how busy they are. I'm not a fan of liquorice but the novelty of all the flavours makes it all have an Alice... More 

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Thank SarahCorell
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to this wonderful distillary that serves some of the best genever in Amsterdam. It's been serving quality genever since 1679 and on any visit i've made here the place is alway's bouncing. We got here shortly after 3pm and this place was already packed ,we got to the bar were we ordered Aniseed genever and we tasted... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tiny spot for tasting old recipes for liquir and brandy! Yummie! It is locatex in the Pijlsteeg near Dam square!

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Thank Snarbies
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a must when you visit Amsterdam. It is a small place close to Dam square where the ONLY serve is typical Dutch liqueur called Jenever. They have the "pure" version but also some different flavours. It's a great place to spend a couple of hours. The deco makes you feel like you are stepping back in the... More 

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Thank Marc W
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This awesome hidden bar provides you a taste of Jenever. Then enjoy a delicious drink in the alley outside. Just a real awesome can't-miss in a city full of great spots to drink.

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Thank DanGoldberger
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A really special place. Not a bar, but a taste-room. After have asked us if was the first time we try jenever, the barman enterteined us with an historical speech about this drink bound to the story of the city and let us try them for free! We're very grateful for this expirience and we really thank the barman!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Been looking for this place for ages! When we did find it we loved it! The bar maid was very friendly and informative, brilliant little old bar we had the oude jenever??? We shall return

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Thank jamz3
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I tried an jenever and a liqueur and loved both of them. I will definitely try more in my next time in Amsterdam. However the place is small. Basically you go, drink and leave.

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