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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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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.
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Fun and unique tour!

We weren't really sure what this was all about, but we knew about the "little houses" that we got from KLM, made by Bols. There were 36 different sniff tests -- fun! We learned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We weren't really sure what this was all about, but we knew about the "little houses" that we got from KLM, made by Bols. There were 36 different sniff tests -- fun! We learned a lot from the tour. There is an original Rembrandt on display -- unexpected! At the end of the tour, you get a mixed drink and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

As an addict of Bols Parfait Amour, I really wanted to visit this place, as cannot get this in England. Tour short but loved the smell/taste tests. It was a quiet Wednesday when we went so took our time, pretty much on our own, which was great, and it was great to get 2 free shots to taste some of... More 

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Pullman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was on my must see list after reading about it in the book 12 Bottles. I’ve know Bols for their cheap Triple Sec for years, but the real find here is Genever, which while 1-2 varieties are sold in the states, they create many other related products. Besides this though, you’ve got a solid facility with very entertaining museum,... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

An interesting history of Bols followed by a cocktail and taster session with a friendly bartender. The smell and taste tests were good fun too. Definite"y opened my eyes to how cocktails are mixed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Interactive experience, testing smells etc. Only a small place but you get a free cocktail and 2 shots. Good choice on rainy day I'd imagine it gets rammed with hen dos later in the evening

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I always visit house of bols when I'm in Amsterdam. Staff are always friendly and polite. Although i have been 3 times now, there is always something new when I go which is nice for returning customers. Without a doubt the best part of this tour is the mirror bar at the end. You select your cocktail from the screen,... More 

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wales
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Stopped off here after the Van Gough museum as its literally opposite. Good little quirky tour to get an understanding of the Bols Company and all it makes. The sniff tests are really good. Also included in the price is two shots and a cocktail of your choice. Really good value for money and if looking for something different this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Went with 6 friends, didn't know what to expect but it was great, so great. The tour was amazing and to top it of you get to choose a cocktail and 2 shots at the end of it. Well worth the money and the time. xx

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you aren't into the art museums across the street, or the high end shopping around the corner on P.C Hoofstraat, then this the place for you! At first I thought the admission was a little high, but the drink you get at the end is pretty high octane, and you get two try two shots of their liquors. Here's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wanting to visit the Van Gogh Museum we gave up because of the huge queue outside the museum. Instead we crossed the street to enter a queue less House of Bols that was a lot fun with a very friendly staff. You get the chance to learn more about Bols, the history and the many flavors of Bols at your... More 

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