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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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Well worth looking this place up on the map as somewhere to try in Amsterdam, ended up visiting twice we had such a good time, the bartenders were exceptionally knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well worth looking this place up on the map as somewhere to try in Amsterdam, ended up visiting twice we had such a good time, the bartenders were exceptionally knowledgeable about their stuff, they ask you what kind of flavours you like, try a couple out and once you have chosen each tipple costs 3 euros and should be sipped... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is all shots and no seats. When we went, there were not a lot of people. So we were able to talk with the bartenders. They were both incredibly funny and helpful. They know their liquor. Go! It's a fun experience.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! From the delicious drinks, hilarious bar staff perfect Amsterdam experience (especially for the non beer-drinker!)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess it's gin liqour, whatever it was it was an authentic and pleasant experience. I ended up getting 4 different flavours and I could have stayed for hours tasting all of them if it had not been for my partner, who was a little hung over..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent mixes and combinations of Genevers. You will probably have to wait for a drink at the bar, but don't worry, and take the time to look over the flavors available. They will ask you what you like, maybe have you try or taste a few things as well. Also, book the tour online beforehand, if you want to take... More 

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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 'Must Visit' in Amsterdam. Even if you are teetotal, just go and enjoy the atmosphere of this lovely small bar. Once you have had a taste go to the shop and order you favourite tipple to take home. Then go back and make sure you have made the right choice. You will have! From the madness of Amsterdam this... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of a guided tour with Urban Adventure Amsterdam... what an amazing little place this is. Literally hundreds of different flavoured spirits on offer , we took advice from the hosts on what mixes to try. Excellent choice and experience. Definitely would visit again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 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 August 13, 2016 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 August 11, 2016 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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