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Wynand Fockink

Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
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Ranked #3 of 158 nightlife in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Tucked in a little alleyway near Dam Square, this little gem offers a bewildering array of genever (gin)-based drinks.
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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's hidden down an alley (the tourist sales place had to look the street up on the net and they are only 100 meters away!) so it takes a little effort to find. But well worth it. Extremely friendly bartenders serving 50+ flavors of Genever. Take your glasses out to the alley and enjoy he show of tourists. Worth finding... More

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Park City, Utah
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very cool hole-in-the-wall that has apparently been doing this for 300 yrs! Choose from something like 200 flavors of hand crafted spirits. All shots are expertly poured until COMPLETELY full with a meniscus. This means you have to bend over and slurp the first swallow so that you can then pick up the glass. Great fun, great flavors. Try Crème... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located in a small alley next to the Grand Hotel, this distillery offers a large selection of jenever which they distill in-house. They also offer several beers. The staff is very friendly and helpful. A must see.

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Fascinating....couldn't really spend all day here because it doesn't open until the afternoon. Went for the tasting which was fascinating....and was a revelation that "Gin" (sorry Dutch readers!) tasted more like whisky. This is the original rather than "London Dry". Staff were really interesting...like I say I could spend all day here... But an hour or 2 is more than... More

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Freehold, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

If I had a few breaths left and a few minutes to live it would be spent here. The ambiance, staff, quality and cleverness of combinations bring a year to your eye. This place is a national treasure and should be a UNESCO site. We bought items at the store next door and wish I could have carried more home.... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Its just a a short walk from the Dam Square but a little bit hard to find the first time :) We simply loved it, just a little bar which serves all kinds of Genever and the guys servicing gave the customers time to find out if you'd like bitter, sweet and etc etc to find the right taste for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

a friend took my husband and i here and we both loved it so much we went back on our last night in town. cool atmosphere, delicious drinks and delicious plate of cheese. wish we had something like this in the states. one of our favorites stops on our trip to europe.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I pop into Wynand Fockink time to time with friends for a couple of drinks or to buy a bottle of deliciousness from their shop. What can I say? This place is bloody amazing. The staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, professional and so multi-lingual! The premises is incredibly quaint, charming and the atmosphere is always so relaxed. I love everything... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Every time we come to Amsterdam we go in here daily to try the many liqueurs and spirits they make and also u can try the dutch beers. The people who run it are really friendly and just ask tell them a taste you like and they will recommend a drink for you to try. They fill your glass right... More

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Moss Beach, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
73 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

GET READY TO SLURP! Your first sip will allow you to then pick up your glass of Genever, but only after you lean over to take the first drink from the bar, because they fill your glass right up to the rim. After a few small little glasses of this delightful stuff, you will soak in the congenial atmosphere of... More

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