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House of Bols, the Cocktail & 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 January 13, 2014

Been here before.
This time, the bartender made me a cocktail with Elderflower.
Simply amazing.
These bartenders are more like Chemists.
Very talented mixologists.

Thank Steve N
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

I did not know what to expect when someone referred me to the House of Bols, but I decided to give it a try. This place is in a small part a museum about the founding of the liquors and it's founder, but it is more a place that teaches you about your senses and how the help us with how we experience everything.

Also, at the end there is a great bar where you get to try the liquors and several cocktails. Staff was very friendly and will go back next time I am in Amsterdam.

Thank BeerROx
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

There were some cool things in this exhibit. They go over the history of the liquor and how it predates gin. It was a very informative place, but doesn't have much repeat visit value. The cocktails at the end were pretty good though.

Thank liquidmj
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Whilst the "museum" part isn't exactly huge (but good fun nonetheless), the real highlight is of course the cocktails and Bols shots that are part of the entry fee. When we went there was a 10% discount from the minicards that you can pick up from many hotels too.

Thank James B
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

If it hadn't been pouring with rain, we wouldn't have visited. Bols has an interesting history, the games were fun, the cocktails great

Thank Larry W
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