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Cocktail Workshop House of Bols provided by House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Your best hour in Amsterdam! Feel, taste, smell and discover which secrets hide behind the best cocktail. During this interactive cocktail and genever experience in The House of Bols you will find out everything there is to know about how genever conquered the world during the Golden Age.
Important Information
Departure Point
House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience, Paulus Potterstraat 12 14 16, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • One "perfect serve" cocktail is included in our Mirror bar and during the workshop you will make two cocktails yourself.
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age for entrance is 18 years.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Billy van M wrote a review Sep 2020
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Cocktail workshop was amazing, very friendly bartender. Personnel was really polite and helpfull. 10/10 would recommend!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Robbert v wrote a review Aug 2020
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This was really a perfect start of the evening! Interesting to read and taste the history of the dutch genever! And after the workshop (you need to do this one!) in the bar we tried several cocktails. Nice people,good vibes👍🏻
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Ditmar O, General Manager at Cocktail Workshop House of Bols
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thanks for the great review. Cheers.
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BigSilver wrote a review Aug 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands10 contributions3 helpful votes
What a great time! Kiki was amazing and fun as our instructor. We've been to Amsterdam several times and this is the first time visiting Bols. Very glad we did and I strongly suggest doing the Cocktail workshop add-in to the tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Ditmar O, General Manager at Cocktail Workshop House of Bols
Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thanks and we will pass on the credits to Kiki!
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Star51_11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Seminary, Mississippi53 contributions6 helpful votes
This museum was my son's idea. We toured the museum, which takes about 30 minutes then they offer you to choose one free drink. Of course 21 and older only. Then a bartender instructed us on how to make cocktails. We had so much fun.
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Response from Ditmar O, General Manager at Cocktail Workshop House of Bols
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Thanks for your great review!
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Trevor_S wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
TripAdvisor - you need to make it clear when booking this event that you have to arrive at least 1 hour before hand, otherwise you cant do the tour. We booked the 18:30 cocktail workshop, turned up at 18:00 only to be told that we shoud have been there at 5pm. Nothing in the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Ditmar O, General Manager at Cocktail Workshop House of Bols
Responded 16 Mar 2020
We are sorry for the misunderstanding. Thanks for your review!
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By: House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience
47andrzejd
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Fantastic experience
Absolutely love the experience. I’ve got to know much about the Bols history and how their liquors are produced. It
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timkJ9538AX
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Super!
A very fun and interactive exhibit. Super helpfull personel At the end a nice bar with lovely cocktails
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ValerioNera
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Loved it.
Has been interesting and the drinks were excellent. I would buy some of their genevere now. 😜 best part was the dr
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Passport778873
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Fun tour
We enjoyed the smells and the cocktail at the end. I also liked that the tour was short and very full of details.
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101liliw
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Art of flavour - delicious
Very funny and exiting experience. Please go there, if you want to experience the story of the Genever.
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Norman G
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Great Experience
Great experience that touched all of our senses. The staff was very nice and the cocktails tasted great. We will go
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TravelswithMrH
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Disgraceful attitude and appalling customer service
I went to House of Bols having booked a 6pm slot for my husband and I to do the tour and cocktail sampling on Satur
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Departure600902
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Don't know how to obtain my refund...
Purchased 'House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail' through TripAdvisor. Unfortunately this was the first weeke
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udjee
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NO REFUND POSSIBLE ?
Because of the Covid crisis, we've been obliged to cancel our trip to Amsterdam as a lot of people. We asked to get
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F4273EPkatiew
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Not open!
Terrible was not open did not get any notification and waiting for my refund!!!! We walked over 30 minutes there an
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rebeccabkn
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Absolutely fabulous experience
Really really enjoyed the museum/experience, really well done and very interesting. Staff were very enthusiastic an
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amandahT3327ID
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Miss Hill
Really fun place to visit! Staff very friendly on arrival and made it seem fun before it even started! Lots of sens
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Pennytravel1
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Worth going! Better than Heineken.
I'm surprised how good this was. We did the tour with the free cocktail at the end. From start to begining it was a
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jasmine_b98123
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Great experience!
Spent about an hour going around the self-guided tour. A great interactive experience and so much choice when it ca
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354gavins
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Worth the money but average
The Bols experience as a whole is worth the money but there is not a great deal in the museum to do the tour and hi
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