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House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, Amsterdam 1070 CZ, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
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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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Amsterdam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

House of Bols is opposite the van Gogh Museum, so a good visit to keep the balance between great art and high spirits. Learn how the shape of the bottle was developed, how the different tastes are invented, fashion waves of cocktails, cocktail bars and cocktail mixing. During and after the tour, you get to taste different liquors - and... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A group of four of us really enjoyed this 'experience' - it's not a museum as such but is very interactive. You can smell all the different flavours (although to me they all smelt a bit like feet!?!). Thankfully the cocktail did not smell anything like this! I had a toblerone one, which was very sweet but beautiful. The shots... More

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Inverness, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

My friend and I enjoyed this educational and fun experience very much. I wasn't sure what I was letting myself in for but it is very well organised and fun. The cocktail choosing was exciting though it would have been more pressured if there had been a lot of people there. As it was we had plenty time to chose... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I went here with my partner with some discount cards that we got. House of Bols is very professional, informative and well organised. Of course, the best part was the cocktails and liqueurs we got at the end of the tour as part of the entry ticket you pay. I highly recommend the Oriental Express cocktail if, like me, you... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Really good price as you get a cocktail and 2 shots included. Very interesting and the staff we're really helpful. Also had an interactive video at the end which you can email to yourself.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Went here with my husband, it was the third place we had been that day that he had no interest in but he loved it from the start. The staff were lively and friendly, we got 25% off using our I Amsterdam card and the exibits are interesting and interactive. We enjoyed smelling all the different flavours but best of... More

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Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I had done this tour before with a group of girlfriends in 2011. I took my boyfriend here as I thought he would enjoy some of the smelling activities and the feel of the place. However, it takes about 20 minutes to walk through and then when you get to the "bar" there's no where really to sit, not enough... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

this place is great, for around €13 you get entry, one free cocktail and 2 shots of your choice. You can then buy more drink tokens for only €6.50. you will not find better made cocktails at that price any where in amsterdam. Good place to start the night off

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

what a great place totally loved it from start to finish the cocktail bar was such fun and the bar tenders very skilled at their craft

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Good fun, however all a bit sickly after a while. Too many smells and flavours! Cocktails were good but flavoured shots made us feel sick!

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