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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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  • Average9%
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Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
+31 20 570 8575
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Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

This is opposite the Van Gogh museum and seemed very much like an advertising campaign for bols. The interactive part was fun, and at the end there is a cocktail of your choice included and two tasters! It's is not a very long attraction but...More

Thank Marbsxx
Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Interactive and educational experience! Really great cocktails at the end. Tried the pomegranate sour and elderower sour, blew out minds away!

Thank Fatsjxsq
Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Bols tour for the price I found it a little steep. The drinks at the end were good, but the tour should have a sound track, you get bored reading big boards.

Thank gregu9120
Reviewed August 2, 2013

It is a waste of time and money. You should go to a pub instead. I was extremely disappointed. We came here on the same day when we went for the Heineken Experience... just cannot compare the two. The latter is way better!

1  Thank Steffyp86
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We went to the house of Bols as a part of the bachelor party for one of my family members. The room where you have various flacons with all sorts of tasteful flavors (from chocolate to grapefruit, from mint to mango) is very interactive. It...More

Thank WouterVG7
Reviewed July 31, 2013

If you enjoy sampling a bewildering choice of flavoured gin, in an atmospheric bar, then this is the place for you. Your purse and your palate, to say nothing of your sense of balance, is likely to give out before you get to the end...More

Thank francis b
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful experience for anyone who loves a nice cocktail, and the history behind them. Every wondered how they make alcoholic beverages smell so good? Here's where you'd come to find out. Don't forget to get create your own cocktail at the end of the tour....More

Thank peytjohns
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Really fun experience and great value considering you get a cocktail at the end!! The staff are so friendly and well-informed. We saw a few hen parties there and I think it would be an ideal place to go if you're on that kind of...More

Thank abi b
Reviewed July 27, 2013

It costs Euro$14 for this tour; about $9.50 on Friday night. The tour is interesting but not lively until you get to the bar scene. Nice to pop in while you're down at this end of town.

1  Thank mtknash
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Excellent value for money - shots and make-your-own-cocktail included in the entrance ticket. In the museum quarter so nip in if you're bored of the art ;)

Thank JutteVT
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
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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?