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House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1070 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
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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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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Interesting perspective on how the Dutch spice trade led to leadership in the liqueur industry. Very enjoyable and educational self-guided time. The smell and product tasting really brought it home. The cocktail and bar was a great setting! Worth the time, maybe pricey, but not for Amsterdam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Saw this place listed on my map so i thought i'd pay a visit.Very informative self tour,with the added benefit of a tasting plus a free cocktail! :-)

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

House of Bols is a master of indulging and engaging all your senses-touch, smell, taste. Their opulent dark furnishings, the rainbow aisle of sweet smelling liquers, the polished copper vessels and the heady delicious cocktails at the end of the tour make this one of the best things to do in Amsterdam. And all us Gin lovers have Bols to... More

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BALLINA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Have been here a few times but have not visited the House of Bols, certainly if you like a drink and enjoy cocktails this is the place to go; as well as the interesting history the cocktail bar with the delightful fun young staff made it a very enjoyable couple of hours..... Say Hi to Andre he will keep you... More

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a great tour. I enjoyed the history and the taste of the liquors. It was definitely great value for the money and had plenty to do.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A self guided tour revolving around booze. Takes about an hour. The best room is the one filled with the scents they use, and guessing the flavour was quite fun. The two free shots and cocktail was a nice way to end the tour! Nothing I'd go out of my way for, but it was fun. Right across from Van... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were amazed by the interactive stations through the whole self walking tour. There was plenty of colour and visual effects but the masterpiece was the end of the tour whrn you would choose two shot samples and a cocktail with a mixture of the numerous Bols flavour including a lot that we are privy to in Australia.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This place is great if you have a few hours spare and like a good drink. It is situated across from the Van Gogh Museum, which we decided against as the queues were huge. Look out for the discount tickets you find in hotels all across the city, we got a bit of money off our entry price, which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I visit Bols Experience every time I have guest. Located just next to Museumplein, it is a great place to pop in, learn about the world famous alcohol, our senses and... best part of it... actually get a taste of it. The price of the ticket covers a cocktail and 2 shots of Bols liqueurs. And I never leave the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Have been here three times as it is so much fun, You get to walk through the history of Bols. Then there is the smell experience which is fantastic. The whole place is really interesting and then you get to the bar! Selecting cocktails is fun and watching the bar staff make them is entertaining. Will go back if ever... More

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