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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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“self guided tour” (108 reviews)
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Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
+31 20 570 8575
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Thank yumeilim
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bols experience is a pretty cool museum with a cocktail at the end. The people at Bols went to great extent to lead you through their techniques of making Genever and the other many products they make. Different, not really for kids, but with...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to House of Bols after visiting the Riksmuseum and so glad we did. Short, good fun interactive self guided tour followed by a custom cocktail (loads of choice) included in the price. Further cocktails only 5 Euros each. Had a great afternoon sampling...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had honestly never heard of Bols until this tour. Not an over the top tour, is interesting to learn the history and all the flavors they have. Plus you can't go wrong with a Bols concoction at the end of the tour.

Thank sjccheer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this experience but could have also done with out it. The most interesting part was smelling the spices and varieties of Bols Liquors. The drinks are all a bit too sweet to have more than one but the entry ticket we had purchased...More

Thank ellen g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour was pretty interesting. Really liked the area where you could smell the different flavors of Bols. Enjoyed the cocktails at the end, especially the Stroopwafel. Would have liked to taste a few more of the different flavors of Bols. My wife and I...More

Thank lsosjr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the House of Bols because a discount was offered with my iAmsterdam card. I'm so happy that I took the tour, which included a cocktail at the end. I learned more about the Bols brand and the Dutch spirit genever, the inspiration for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entire House of Bols experience was fantastic, from the ticket girls at the front counter to the bartenders at the end. A self guided audio tour provides a wealth of information about the history and production of liquors we've come to love today. Really...More

Thank Rachel d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can gain knowledge about how liqueurs and Genever is produced. Great room where you can try special liqueur and blow your mind. After tour you can try extra drink :)

Thank Wojtek B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to House of Bols before (in 2013) and I was really pleased to see that they have added new features to keep this an exciting attraction for returning visitors. The new feature is genuinely exciting and you will love it. The design...More

Thank Stewart_McGill
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
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need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
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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?

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