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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. 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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1 cocktail and 2 shots for EUR 11 ,straight after the heineken museum - great afternoon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

1 cocktail and 2 shots for EUR 11 ,straight after the heineken museum - great afternoon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

We stumbled across this by accident and weren't really sure what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised to find an interesting tour explaining the history of the drink as well as some demonstrations into our sense of taste. However, the main selling point is definitely the cocktail and two shots, which are more than worth the cost of entry. The... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Didn't know anything about Bols before I visited this museum/experience, and after the cocktail at the end, I don't think I remember anything either! It's quite interactive; there's a room where you can guess all of the flavours by smelling them. There's also a Bols cocktail you can choose for yourself at the end.

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CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

This is a fun place to finish your day of serious museum explorations. You will learn interesting facts about the House of Bols ,participate in several sensory experiences and taste a fantastic cocktail. Thankfully, we were in walking distance of our hotel!

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Isle of Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Makes a nice change to the museums et al in the area. Some of it is a bit cheesy but in a fun way and the flavour smelling is a good laugh. The cocktail bar at the end is worth a visit in itself, they have some great cocktails in there (think you get one or two included but can... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Excellend cocktail knowledge from the barmen, don't forget to ask the barmen to do some flaring they are really good at it. The whole visit is a bit expensive in my opinion even though you get 2 complimentary cocktails., but it's worth visit the place, beautiful setting & decor.

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Rio Vista, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Fun trip to see how they make Gin. Plus I learned how to make a perfect Martini.

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Remich, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

The museum was interactive and interesting. Then to the bar for a free cocktain and two free shots. Great bar staff - very friendly and people who really enjoyed their job.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

make ur own cocktails, need i say more!!! really interesting and great that you get to participate. fun for all...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2011

It's one long advert for Bols. You get some cocktails and samples at the end but it's not the best place to visit although all the staff were really friendly.

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