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“interesting & informative” 4 of 5 stars
Review of House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience
Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1070 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)
+31205708575
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Ranked #20 of 305 Attractions in Amsterdam
Type: Educational Sites
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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.
Warrington, United Kingdom
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“interesting & informative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not being a big fan of cocktails I wasn't really up for this visit - the tour was very interesting providing a history of bols - there is an interactive room for you to try and guess the flavours - at the end there is an opportunity to design your own cocktail - the barman was very knowledgeable and keen to chat - overall a good experience

Visited June 2014
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“Interactive and interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not too mentally challenging, but a nice mix of history and product information. The smell and taste interactive displays were fun, and the cocktails at the end were very good. I was very impressed with the bar tender who assisted me, Frank, and with the young woman who assisted me in the store. The store includes the spirits, but also high quality bar and glass ware. The tour price was a little high for the displays, but the drinks and samples at the end made up for it. Definitely go with a group and have fun.

Visited July 2014
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“Good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Just takes a hour or so, but worth the wander and good value with cocktail and two shots. It is a fun way to spend an hour.

Visited July 2014
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“Incredible - a must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

The tour was interesting, particularly the ability to smell all 36 of their bottlings and handle the ingredients of their genever. The bar and tastings afterwards sealed the deal.

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“If you like cocktails. Excellent place to spend a couple hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We had a great time going through. A cocktail and 2 samples are included with the ticket. Extra cocktails were reasonable priced. The sample tasting were full shots so their was enough to share with another person. Everything was delicious and the bar tenders were awesome.

Visited June 2014
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