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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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We visited without any high expectation but this was quite a lovely experience. Lots of variety of flavoured liquers offered. I Loved the ginger and bought a bottle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited without any high expectation but this was quite a lovely experience. Lots of variety of flavoured liquers offered. I Loved the ginger and bought a bottle.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Went there with friends during weekend getaway to try some Jenever. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful even though the place was crowded with locals. They made us taste different sorts of Jenever to help us decide which one we liked most before getting our drinks. Will definitively go back next time I am in Amsterdam.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our tour guide on our bike tour recommended we try Wynand Fockink. The little shots of liqueur were at a reasonable price (€3 each), but what made it worth it was that the bartenders were so willing to let us try whatever we wanted. You can drink inside--dimly lit with a good view of all the commotion and bottles of... More 

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had emailed and booked a tasting session in advance. A wee bit chaotic on arrival as they weren't expecting to hold A tasting session, were understaffed and had photographers in the distilling room! All was handled well and we were made very welcome- the guide, Robert switched between Dutch and English with ease making sure we felt included in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We found this place on TripAdvisor, and it was just as advertises. The tasting room is really tiny, but very well stocked. The bartender is excellent, and will happily help you find something you'll like while letting you try different drinks. At three euro, they're not even expensive. I tried a licquer with passion fruit, and it was very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We found this place at 10pm and it was shut. Sign said 3-9pm. Luckily we had one more day. We returned after dinner the next day and I had 2 jenevers. First one was Hansje in het kelder - Little Hans in the cellar (I think) which was delicious. As was the second; Speculaas - basically spiced biscuit flavour. At... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This bar was a great find on our 4th July weekend adventure. We love making our own seasonal liquor and found this bar intriguing. With lots of flavours it was difficult to decide what to have so we got to sample a couple first to help us make our mind up. The traditional way to drink the liquor is to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My wife and I booked well I'm advice, simple to find. The staff are warm and welcoming and really fun and friendly. The tour is fantastic and the tasting really are the bests. This is a real gem for Amsterdam and 100% worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Right off the main pedestrian street between Dam Square and the RLD, this is a place you MUST find. We have been here twice. Most recently we only had one day in Amsterdam and my mother German in law really wanted to come here because of their authentic schnaps. They have so much to chose from and you can taste... More 

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Milton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Neat experience, but not much to choose from if you dont like sweet drinks/shots. They have beer as well but the hype is more for all the drink combinations. I would recommend this if you are in the area, but not worth a special trip. I am not a fan of sweet drinks so it was just okay- my husband... More 

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Address: Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2695
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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