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House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 570 8575
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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.
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Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
+31 20 570 8575
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have Been there with my girlfriend and we had some fun but the place is not so interesting i think Heineken exprienxe was better. There is not much to do and you can be bored very easly. THE staff where truly amazing. They where...More

Thank 295matanp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There’s an interesting portion of the self-guided tour where you can sniff many aromas and try to guess what you are smelling. Plenty of information regarding the history. Good cocktails at the end of the tour.

Thank sandersdg
Reviewed June 12, 2017

My sister and I have done the Heineken experience and it was great fun very hands on and interactive. This year when we were in Amsterdam we thought we would go to the House of Bols. It was not what we had expected, where you...More

Thank YvW7
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I hate saying something is a must do, but this is a perfect way to spend an early evening in Amsterdam. Really is a must see. Learn about the House of Bols distillery through an interactive way. And at the end you are treated to...More

Thank Ash M
Reviewed June 6, 2017

For 16 euro each you get a self guided tour followed by a cocktail in the tasting room. The audio guide is well paced and you get a vial of liquid to try in a sensory booth - it does focus on the senses! For...More

Thank PavlH
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

We are ALWAYS ready for a cocktail, so it seemed logical to visit the House of Bols while in Amsterdam. The ladies at the front desk were very helpful and informative. Our favorite part was trying to determine the various flavors by their smell. Of...More

Thank Luke A
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Bols museum as part of our hen weekend. Had an amazing time the staff in the cocktail making made us feel really welcome. We had a prebooked table which made it for us with nibbles. The only criticism I would say is...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to the house of bols tour since it was 25% of with our iamsterdam cards. Very intresting self guided tour with audio guide about the dutch liquer jenever (i thought it was the same as gin but its not) they talk...More

Thank sannyj89
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The different activities here were so fun. I love the tasting, smells, and learning about the history and process of the liqueurs. The best part is the drinks at the end. The bartenders (Melissa)were very friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank cutegurl04
Reviewed May 30, 2017

We came here for my nieces hen party as one of the activities and it was fantastic.... highly recommended xx

Thank GillianSouthWales
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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October 26, 2016|
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Response from Ivy291104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lovely gift shop. I thought the prices were fair to expensive depending on the gift. I did make a couple of purchases for friends birthday presents which I felt were special.
Emily P
August 22, 2016|
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Response from karen p | Reviewed this property |
It takes a 1-2 hours .you have to be over 18 , to enjoy the end. we did not pre book, it opens at 1 pm so can be 2nd site of the day. you get a audio to walk around at own speed. its very interactive so good fun as well as... More
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Arlene1986 | Reviewed this property |
We had to show ID at the door so I'm thinking not?