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“Excellent experience! A must have for anyone who likes cocktails.”

House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience
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House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We had looked into doing one of the courses at Bols prior to our trip, but upon realizing that we didn't have enough time we did the next best thing and booked the tour. The tour itself was really quite educational, the 'smell' section being the most interesting. The cocktail and the two shots of liqueurs/genevers after the tour was finished were excellent, as you were able to choose exactly what you wanted from a list of over 20 cocktails. Definitely worth the money, even just to be able to hang out in the very cool mirrored bar at the end. My boyfriend got a kick out of the 'make your own flair bartending video' at the end.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

This place is small and the tour maybe short, but totally recommend. If you have some extra time to go away from the heart of the city, and your english is great, it is a good way to know something more about the vodka/liqueur manufacturing - and of course the Bols company. You can read and hear interesting informations, and then the other part of the museum is just fun. You can get a Bols cocktail too at the bar the end of the museum. Not too expensive (as i remember), easy to get there with tram (of course), and there is the Van Gogh Museum too.

Thank Ben T
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

It was only 7.50 for the the small but fun museum and you get to choose an awesome cocktail and two shots. A great place to spend an hour before dinner.

Thank MrRabBrown
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This experience is a good place to go for an hour or so with a free cocktail of your choice and two free shots! All for €7.50 is a bargain. If you view it as a place to go to pass some time then you will enjoy it. It was a quite short self guided tour. but would recommend even for the cocktails.

Thank NIcole B
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

It was a light-hearted, fun, self-guided tour. Very interactive as you get to use all your different senses when navigating through the museum. At the end, you get a free cocktail which is always nice. Weird as this may sound, the yoghurt flavor liquor is incredible!

Thank Andsters
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