We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1070 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
Improve this listing
Ranked #21 of 303 Attractions in Amsterdam
Book Now

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
Write a Review

1,004 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    526
    339
    104
    31
    4
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Wanted to do something different after several trips to Amsterdam and saw this on Trip Advisor. Was excellent and good value (at least if you like drink) by Amsterdam standards. Interesting, informative and interactive in a modern environment. Great free cocktail and two Bols tasters at the end in the funky bar with great bar tenders. The film yourself booth... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
DEVON
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the smell tasting room - thirty phials or more, each with its own individual waft - it was a self administered challenging but effective/ teaching/ learning technique. Luckily we were the only ones there so we could take our time. Some of the rooms suffered from too much mirrored glass and what with that and the raucous music... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I have been to way better museums before. This place is just a marketing tool if anything. Not a bad place to visit if you like cocktails and shots. If you go to this place, maybe best to have the Holland Card because the experience is free with a silver pass. It's nit worth thw price of entry to be... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

To be honest I never heard of Bols, but I i know. It was actually really cool to read something about the history and the on, I really like the taste and smelling experiences. Also that you can choose a free cocktail and shot and the end! It was nice to visit in once, but you dont need to go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Birmingham, England
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited the House of Bols on a Saturday evening. We had a small wait to purchase our tickets but once you are in you can take your time through the tour. There is a history about Bols, a taste test and then the area where you get to smell all the different flavours they do and try and guess... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Taipei, Taiwan
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I bought Holland Pass and was wondering which attractions should I use my 3 silver tickets. House of Bols cocktails and genever is my second place to use silver tickets. I'm glad I made this choice. This museum opens since 11AM and it's opposite of Vang Gogh museum, also very close to Coster Diamonds (Which is free of admission). I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

if you're looking for a fun time this is it. with cocktail tasting and all the different Bols flavours available you'll enjoy this. if you're into it...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Townsville, Australia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We stumbled across this and glad we did. I am a gin drinker and learnt some much of the history of gin, great self guided tour at a reasonable price and a cocktail of your choice at the end.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Welwyn Garden City
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a self guided tour of the exhibit which takes around 40 minutes. During the tour you choose two liqueurs to test and at the end you choose a cocktail and try the chosen flavours. The bar men were very flamboyant and put on a good show! My husband doesn't drink and they were not able to offer too... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunedin, New Zealand
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Initially we had planned to visit the Van Gogh museum; however we didn't have much time, and the line was very long, so we crossed the road and visited the House of Bols instead, and definitely didn't regret it! The history of Bols' genever was very interesting, and we enjoyed the opportunity to touch, taste and smell ingredients at various... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience also viewed

Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Amsterdam, North Holland Province
 

Been to House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Do you own or manage House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing