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House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience
Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31 20 570 8575
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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 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.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great place. Lovely cocktails included in price. Stylish and informative. Fab choice if you don't like Heineken!

Visited February 2014
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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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“We had great fun! Plus great cocktail & Shots! :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I don't really understand how other people think it's too expensive... For 15 euro you get at least 1 great cocktail and 2 shots (I don't think that's a bad price for the liquor alone, if you compare it any other pub in the center of Amsterdam - or Copenhagen for that matter... :)...)! Plus the "museum" part is actually not that bad. They have some nice stuff to test your senses. We had great fun, I would recommend it to anyone (who likes alcohol...).

Visited December 2013
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fills some time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The actual 'experience' was a little boring. The highlight i picking a cocktail to drink at the end.

Visited January 2014
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

EUR 74,- for 5 including a cocktail and two shots. Fair enough, the cocktail was great and the bartender was entertaining. However, the experience as a whole was not worth the money and I would - dare I say it - recommend the Heineken Experience instead.

Visited February 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Divine cocktail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a place that takes your senses on a roller skate ride . You are taken on a quick history tour of the brand and then given a chance to test your ability to smell and taste . You get to choose. your own cocktail and also get 2 free shooters . If you are traveling with teenagers , this place is a Must visit - the strobe lightening and friendly bartenders - flashy lights - confirms why Amsterdam is a party capital .

Visited January 2014
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