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House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

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House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience
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House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience
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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...more
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Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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All reviews free cocktail self guided tour interactive tour van gogh museum fun experience a lot of fun own pace worth a visit interesting museum liqueur euros workshop video heineken dutch
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used our Iamsterdam card to get a 25% discount. We got the premium which included a nice tin wall hanging as gift. Choosing the cocktail at the end was fun and tasty.

Thank kathies974
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Informative and good value for money. We went around for the tour and it was very professional. The cocktail afterwards was fantastic. Perfect for an afternoon visit or early evening.

Thank Audrey J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not that into cocktails but had a great time at the House of Bols. Learned a lot of interesting stuff, lots of interactive elements which is always fun, and a cocktail included at the end. Would recommend to anyone visiting Amsterdam

Thank TheFruityOne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed looking round the museum and sampling their differences drinks. Only thing that wasn't well organized was the process of buying your drinks in the bar at the end. You were given tokens for which you had to print out types of cocktails that you...More

Thank Lois H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to learn about bols and how they make all the flavours. You get given a token for 1 drink at the bar at the end which you can choose from a large menu (you can even tailor the drink to your taste as...More

Thank mercedesb882017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I love gin so this was place was a must visit! We used our iAmsterdam cards to get a 25% discount on our tickets. The tour is great with a weird tasting experience half way through, a good history of the brand...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The overall tour lasts about half hour if you read every thing etc But the drinks at the end are so worth coming here With a free one on entry and then €5 for another it's good value and the staff are great

Thank MattReeve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a breath of fresh air after all of the usual beer and distillery tours we've done. I loved the interactive atmosphere of the museum and the cocktail experience was fun and provided us with some potent drinks. I can't wait to get some Genever...More

Thank CrazyFoodB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum and highly recommended to anyone who is in Amsterdam. The museum is well laid out and very interesting and informative. Interactive exhibits mean that you are never bored as you make your way around the museum and there is a...More

Thank Suzannntracey252525
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the things we booked before we arrived as we like Gin. We were not disappointed, it was a fun little self guided tour . Enjoyed smelling and guessing the different Bols products( some of us were better than others ) ....More

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KagsC1
8 September 2018|
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Response from Krushna H | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the experience you would like. I had the normal then paid extra to upgrade and I am glad I did upgrade.
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casmyth90
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.
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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
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