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“The oldest proeflokal in town, a living museum, go here and enjoy the Dutch jenevers”
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De Drie Fleschjes
Ranked #32 of 282 Nightlife in Amsterdam
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Owner description: De Drie Fleschjes serves a wide range of Dutch Gin (Jenevers), including Corenwyn from Lucas Bols and a variety of liquors such as "Half and Half", "Bitter Cookies" and of course, the famous "Walk in the Woods" (Boswandeling). Gulpener beer is on draught and, depending on the season, a range of special beers. Wine trade walraven|sax guarantees a number of superior wines and for the non-drinker there are plenty of soft drinks in stock. There is also no shortage of delicious bar snacks to accompany your drink of choice.
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“The oldest proeflokal in town, a living museum, go here and enjoy the Dutch jenevers”
Reviewed March 14, 2012

The oldest proeflokal (tasting house) in town (not the oldest cafe), opened by the Bootz distillery on June 29th, 1650. De Drie Flesches (the three little bottles) is located right off the Dam Square at Gravenstraat 18, very easy to get to from just about anywhere. Walking in this place instantly transports you back in time to the 1600's. There is sand on the floor, a still intact "Drankorgel" (a wall of 50 wooden spirit barrels), green and brown wood bar and interior, Bols advertisements from centuries gone by, old crock flasks and jenever bottles, and a green wood cabinet that hosts a collection of "Flagons," little bottles with painted pictures depicting the former mayors of Amsterdam. I guess this collection used to be on display in Wynand Fockink before it was moved here. The main reason to go to De Drie Fleschjes is to try a Dutch jenever, and or licquer and bier. Ask for a "Kopstootje" (little head butt) and you will get a jenever with a Grolsch bier chaser. The barkeep will inform you about all their products available, but I highly suggest the "Half om Half" (a wonderful sweet & sour liqueur) or the "Gravenbitter," for the real Dutch distilled drink experience. The Tulip Inn next door is the building where the old distillery used to be, now a nice hotel. There is limited seating inside, and a very nice terras with umbrellas to shade you while sitting and watching the city go by outside. Just a marvelous place, and a piece of Amsterdam history. For some reason quite a well kept secret, but was recently featured on Anthony Bourdain's "Layover" television show. So now you know. Enjoy......

Visited June 2011
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