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House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1070 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
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Owner description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van Gogh Museum) offers a truly interactive experience into the world of... more » Owner description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van Gogh Museum) offers a truly interactive experience into the world of cocktails and the exciting bartending culture, as well as a glimpse into the history of the world's oldest distilled brand: Bols Amsterdam 1575. A visit to the House of Bols is a spectacular journey for all your senses in which you learn how to taste a delicious cocktail of your choice. « less
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Our hotel recommended this tour, and we were so glad they did! It was actually very interesting and informative as well as hands on. The free samples and the end added to the experience as well! I loved the room where you were able to smell the different liquer flavors and guess what they were! We did this after the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

A self-guided interactive museum, made even better with a cocktail and two shots at the end. The museum exhibits the history of Bols and has some interactive stations for your senses - the scent station was especially fun! Informative and a good time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

House of Bols is very nice place. We spend amazing time in this house. Tickets were cheap. Inside we can smell a lot of flavours. We can read about history of Bols. When our trip was finished we had a voucher for a two free drinks and two shots which they do on our eyes. Staff was friendly and professional.

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Basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place, finding out the History of BOLS and included in the price a cocktail and a two shots. Its a lot of fun and a very social event.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I Was unfamiliar with Bols cocktails but not after this tour. It was awesome and leafed many new cocktails to make. Well worth the visit.

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aberdeenshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Interesting, informative and interactive! Finishing with a cocktail chosen from a varied menu and taster session. Great fun.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very good, different experience. Interesting as well. However can't help but feel your paying €17pp for your 'free' drink at end. Which are excellent however.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyable. The history and development of Genever by the Bols family in Amsterdam. Tested our sense of smell guessing the main ingredient of each flavour of liqueur. Well laid out, very professional, and finally treated to our choice of original cocktails, and a tasting of the liqueurs we smell-tested earlier. Museum/tour took about 45mins, then we spent a further... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Surprisingly fun! We were meant to go to the van goch museum, but the lines were huge so we popped into this place. Had an amazing time!

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Opposite the Van Gogh museum so popped in on spur of the moment. Self guided tour with some interesting bits. But it all builds up to finishing in the cocktail bar. One free cocktail and a couple of shots. Excellent and we ended up staying for more than a couple more! Bar staff were entertaining in a nice setting. I... More

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