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Wynand Fockink

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Address: Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 639 2695
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on...

In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in the bustling city center of Amsterdam. In those days distilleries usually included a tasting house and a shop; Wynand Fockink's was no exception. Today, three centuries later, the Pijlsteeg distillery contains an extraordinary collection of antique bottles in premises still furnished in the style of the seventeenth century. Wynand Fockink has continued, throughout the years, to specialize in liqueurs and jenevers which you can still see being made in the distillery. Join one of our guided tours, learn all about how our products are made and choose your favorite from our superb range of Dutch distilled products.

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Great service! Good Jenever and brandewijn! Going back for sure! Its a small busy plave but the service is excellent, they take their time to explain things an you can try the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The selection and taste of the drinks here are amazing my only downfall is when I booked to do the tour and tasting with a couple of friends, had the tickets ready for the date we went but according to the lady at the suvineare shop we weren't on their database so was told very bluntly we wouldn't be doing... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service! Good Jenever and brandewijn! Going back for sure! Its a small busy plave but the service is excellent, they take their time to explain things an you can try the different jenevers, brandewijn and liqour

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was there in 2011 and again in June, 2016. There is a great selection of liquors and the Dutch gin is also great. It is also great for meeting people. Napoleon drank there a long time ago.

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Thank Nifty36
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable and full of great advice. I loved the small bar that was full of character and history. The drinks are so tasty I wish I bought more from the shop. Will definitely be returning on my next trip to Amsterdam The tasting tour on Saturdays and Sundays... 3:00-4:00 pm 4:30-5:30 pm 6:00-7:00 pm... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to start your evening in Amsterdam. Nice liqueurs in all kind of flavours. Employees are very nice and knows a lot of all the different breweries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is no better way to start an evening in Amsterdam than here. A couple of Jenever drinks, and then head out for dinner or whatever. I look forward to stopping into this place everytime I am in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent selection of liqueurs in all flavours! Also a selection of whisky and vodka type drinks called Jenever. Great, knowledgeable and polite service. Very atmospheric indoors and places to lean and watch the alleyway go by outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wandered in here for a quick beer - some nice local brew it was too. but you cannot come here without trying some of the local liqueurs or whisky or vodka-based infusions. The barmen is quite a character and happy to advise!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just get there, speak to the barman and get the experience ! Loads of suprises, tastes, and people there are marvellous !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic and traditional bar and liquer distillery stocking the largest range of flavoured genever (Speculaas is recommended). Well worth searching for, they offer tasting tours on the weekends €18

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