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House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

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Address: Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 570 8575
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Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van...
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. Learn even more about Cocktails, Bols Liqueurs and Genevers and book a Tasting or a (private) event like a Cocktail Party or Cocktail Workshops.
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Great cocktails, tour a bit of a marketing experience

The House of Bols is close to Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Although you have to pay to get in, your entrance ticket entitles you to a free cocktail and 2 shots. The first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The House of Bols is close to Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Although you have to pay to get in, your entrance ticket entitles you to a free cocktail and 2 shots. The first part of the experience takes you though a quasi museum/smelling experience. Whilst interesting and not too long, you do feel a little bit of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

House of Bols, isn't a well known attraction in Amsterdam but it's definitely worth a stop! For under 15€ you get to tour the museum of the Bols history, also you get 2 shots and 1 cocktail! With the impressive amount of flavours they offer it's really fun! You can also buy the alcohol at the gift shop for less... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited here on a sunday and it wasnt to busy. The two girls on the front desk were very friendly and chatty. The best bit for us was the smelling room where you have to guess what flavour the bols was. The bar tenders at the end are very entertaining and cocktails are delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited House of Bols on a Friday night just before going out for a meal and it was a great start to the night. First, you learn the history of the company and then you go into a room where you can smell all the different drinks and guess what the smell is. At the end, you go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a brilliant attraction. if you have any in spirits or the drinks industry you will love this. You can find out the interesting history behind Genever ( the forerunner for Gin) and how they make all the different flavoured liquors. You then end the tour in there Bols bar where you will recive a cocktail of your choice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Would go here again just for the cocktails at the end, ended up getting an extra one, and there are so many flavours of shots! The museum was a quick walk through, didn't take long to get to the end. Staff were all polite and knew what they were talking about

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited on a Friday, it had been very rainy so we were looking for a fun, indoor activity. We chose the House of Bols from a list of museums because it seemed the least dull, although we weren't sure what to expect. Little did we know what a fun experience it would be! We really enjoyed learning the history of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went on a Saturday afternoon with my husband. Staff were very welcoming and the museum part was interesting. We enjoyed guessing the smells! Cocktail was amazing as were the two liqueur shots. Well worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend and I loved this museum. It's not very big, but very cool. If you like cocktails, this is the museum for you. Tantalise your olfactory senses with over 25 different tipples and learn about genever. The drink we tried to copy in England (and couldn't) that became gin. Then finish your "educational" excursion with a cocktail of your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Just the thing to counteract too much seriousness after doing the Van Gogh (which was amazing). The museum-y bit is quite interesting and we enjoyed the smelling of the bottles and the bit where your sense of taste and smell are confused. However the free cocktails and tastings were supper and further libations at 5€ a go a snip. We... More 

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Address: Address: Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 570 8575
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Museumplein
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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