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House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1070 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
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Ranked #19 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
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Type: Educational Sites
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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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I went here on recommendation of a colleague at work and was so glad I did. The experience was very fun and definitely unique compared to other attractions in Amsterdam. The cocktail sampling and smelling of different scents that affect your taste was super interesting. The bartenders here are fun, knowledgable and make the entire experience worthwhile. A must do... More

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Greenbank, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The whole experience was a blast, but I came away having learned some new things as well. The two flair bartenders at the end of the tour were very entertaining and rather funny. A really great way to have spent an afternoon.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This felt like a hidden gem, visiting in the middle of July yet there was probably a maximum of 30 people visiting at the same time as us. It was great had the opportunity to smell all of the amazing samples available. By far the best part in the complementary cocktail and shots at the end.

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Scotland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

For over 18s only. The staff were very welcoming we really enjoyed this interactive experience and the cocktails and tasters at the end of the tour. We had great fun and worth the money additional cocktails were only 5 euros

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We loved this place! We nearly didn't go but I'm so glad we changed our minds. The museum part of the visit is really well put together - very stylish and interactive. The bar area is brilliant and we really enjoyed picking our cocktail and two liqueurs (all included in the entry free). You could have another cocktail for a... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Perfectly suituated in the museum quarter just 5 minutes walk from vondel park if you know the area well! It's opposite the van gough museum! The whole bols experience (Museum type side to it) is very short but also interactive. There are video's, tastes and smells and some rather quirky experiments within! You are also free to take pictures (Just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Probably one of the best museums I have ever visited. Interesting, fun and inspiring. Disappointed by the long line of people in front of the Van Gogh Museum, we jumped into this friendly-looking building. The ticket may seem expensive (14,50 euros) but a drink and a couple of shots from the Bols selection are included. I learned so much from... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Not being a big fan of cocktails I wasn't really up for this visit - the tour was very interesting providing a history of bols - there is an interactive room for you to try and guess the flavours - at the end there is an opportunity to design your own cocktail - the barman was very knowledgeable and keen... More

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St. Albert, Alberta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not too mentally challenging, but a nice mix of history and product information. The smell and taste interactive displays were fun, and the cocktails at the end were very good. I was very impressed with the bar tender who assisted me, Frank, and with the young woman who assisted me in the store. The store includes the spirits, but also... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just takes a hour or so, but worth the wander and good value with cocktail and two shots. It is a fun way to spend an hour.

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