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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 5 days ago

Girlfriend and I hadn't planned on visiting here, but decided to once we saw the queue at the nearby van Gogh museum (booked for the following day...). Tour is self guided and you can go at your own pace. Good interactive section where you can...More

Thank LiviPete
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great workshop with Diana! We had a lot of fun! Davide made us amazing cocktails when we had already tried the entire list, he made us specials ones according to our tastes! It would be a shame not to visit the Bols Museum when you're...More

Thank maxence g
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a rainy day, didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised. It's a mix of museum and experience (like Heineken) around alcohol and cocktails, including self audio guide tour and some cool interactive features. In the end you get to a bar...More

Thank Assaf A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought the entrance ticket as a combined offer with the Reypenear Cheese Tasting. Not sure I would want to pay the full price ticket because it is a bit gimmicky but it was fun for a bit. The exhibits are well designed and interactive...More

1  Thank machita75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

€16 for the self guided tour with a cocktail of your choice at the end. The cocktail was nice enough and they give you a shot that enhances your taste buds but apart from that save your money. Heineken experience is far better for the...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to visit while exploring the various museums. It is very close to the Van Gogh Museum. The experience is unique. We were given audio equipment for our self guided tour. The tour provides a history of the company as well...More

1  Thank charlie o
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour experience here is good and interesting but even better are the cocktails afterwards. We really enjoyed it and we're very surprised at just how busy it got.

1  Thank TheCloos65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you so much to bols. You outdone yourselves. Melissa and Ellen were amazing. Totally knew their stuff. Gave advice on what you liked, your flavours and the type of experience you wanted. Could. No recommend more highly x Thank you , love Heather and...More

Thank Lucky White H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m not a museum person, but I am a gin person, so this seemed right up my street. Although I learnt a thing or two about the origins of gin, in particular the Dutch Bols brand of gin, and I liked the layout and atmospherics...More

Thank theunlikely_foodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't sure what to expect based on the website. Went there after a long day of going to three museums. You can do a few different tours, I did self guided. I never heard of the drinks they serve but it was good. At the...More

Thank hungryguy50
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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26 October 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
23 August 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
18 August 2016|
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Response from Arlene1986 | Reviewed this property |
We had to show ID at the door so I'm thinking not?