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Wynand Fockink

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Address: Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 20 639 2695
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

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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A Taste Extravaganza!

Although I live in the Netherlands, my visit to Wynand Fockink with four girlfriends was my first time there. We had a blast. I had no idea there were so many flavors of gin... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although I live in the Netherlands, my visit to Wynand Fockink with four girlfriends was my first time there. We had a blast. I had no idea there were so many flavors of gin. Loved sipping the traditional way, leaning over the glass and sipping the gin that was poured to the top. Why waste any that might spill!!!

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved going to Wynand Focknick. The tasting session was really interesting and was presented by an engaging and enthusiastic employee. We had great fun here, learning about the history of Genever and trying the array of liqueurs. Would recommend to anyone! It's just a shame we only had hand luggage so could not bring a bottle home.

Thank Rebecca R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were 8 people asking a drink ( our friend were in holiday ) and the waiter starts to said that he doesn't serve drink at group of people, that's not a place to do party. But we want only to have a drink and leave! When we complain about it the other waiter start to scream like a crazy.... More 

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Otley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third time but my friends first visit. As always it was busy and we had to wait a while, but that wasn't a problem as we got to listen to the hosts spiel a few times. When it was our turn we got their undivided attention as we got the guided tour through the drinks. Education, fun... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden away in an alley off of Dam Square, this little bar offers countless flavors of Jenever to try. The bartenders are extremely friendly and interested in teaching customers about the Dutch liquor. Must be seen!

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised by some friends to visit here and sample the After Eight Gin. OMG, it was amazing. The place is a small dark shop with a bar one side. A couple of 100 bottle behind the friendly staff who were fantastic at keeping the queue moving. A taster glass is put on the counter and tradition is you... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are lucky there is no line up to this place, chances are there will be. The staff is always super friendly and will take the time to explain how things work and what options you have, no matter how long the line is. Be prepared for a little show on how to drink the Jenever. Have them take... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE it here! Have to visit every trip to sample a few more of their delicious liqueurs. There are sooo many flavours to choose from; including chocolate, creme brulee, candy, after eight, butterscotch, strawberry jam and rolo (toffee and chocolate) are my new favourites! The old bar is very authentic - you still drink out of tulip shaped shot... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know it was attached to a distillery, but this tiny tasting room is a great spot for some delicious, local spirits of the whisky/gin variety. Jenever, not pronounced anything like Jennifer, is great for those who like their drinks stiff.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2017

If you want a very Dutch experience track down and try out this bar. It is unusual and yet so familiar all at the same time. Foe those who have not been before it takes some finding, once you have been you will never forget it. The staff do not rush so expect to wait to be severed, there are... More 

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