Boomsma Museum

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WBl
Northampton, UK25 contributions
Mrs
Sep 2019
Small museum - had a English speaking film about the brewery and a little taste of the products . Lovely little place - worth a visit . Next door to a quaint tea room in a grocery shop museum .
Written 25 September 2019
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Henk S
80 contributions
Educational and relaxing
Nov 2018 • Couples
Boomsma has produced Beerenburger, and some other Dutch favourites - such a great Dutch Gin, for many years. It is hard to decide what this tasty drink is: is it medicene, or is it a wonderful herbal drink. Both I would say, I drink it to deal with a sore throat and for pleasure. The museum consists of a small shop, a museum and a tasting room and is closely linked to the adjacent 'grutters winkel' another lovely period museum dedicated to the preservation of an early 20th C grocers shop. A great visit any time, but in my case when the weather late November was appalling. The Berenburger was a warming up drink and helped to fortify me against the weather.
Written 19 December 2018
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Christine H
Bristol, UK103 contributions
Charming little place and lovely people
Oct 2018 • Couples
We learned about the history of the Boomsma distillery through a short film (English version) and also from the lady who looked after us. The tour is free, buts we paid a small sum for a tasting of the Boomsma products and we enjoyed the different drinks.
Written 7 October 2018
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Chrilanda N
Antwerp, Belgium38 contributions
Small museum, but nice
Jun 2018 • Friends
Nice small museum on Boomsma distillery. Do a tasting. If you go to "het andere museum" first, you get tickets for free visit and tasting.
Written 2 July 2018
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sgkiser
Amsterdam, The Netherlands67 contributions
It's not big, and it's not for everyone, but if you know of Boomsma and their products, do drop in.
Sep 2017 • Couples
The good: They know their products, it's very old-fashioned, and you have the option of tasting their products after a short video of their history. Our host was a very polite gentleman who switched to English and was clearly proud of the company and their wares.
The bad? Nothing. Really enjoyed it. History and chemistry and business and drinks to sample all rolled up in one.
The quirky? I'm going to have to go back to buy some of their spirits I can't find locally!
Written 10 October 2017
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laurashoffnung
Recklinghausen, Germany78 contributions
Even fun for those who don't drink Jenever
Apr 2017 • Couples
Cute little building that explains a bit of the process of the Boomsma portfolio of drinks. Our guide was very attentive and entertaining and put up with my distorted face for the more prime products in their protfolio (Jenever and Beerenburger - I don't really do those sorts of drinks straight up (or at all!)). We opted for the extensive tasting, which is a great deal. We got there around 3 pm, which was a great time for the tasting (if you come at 4 pm you might only have time for a short tasting, since they close at 5). We really enjoyed some of the products and left with three different bottles, however there was no pressure to buy at all. A fun diversion from shopping and cheese in Leeuwarden!
Written 15 April 2017
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LadyTravelAfar
9 contributions
Fun Stop!
Oct 2016 • Friends
Don't let the word "Museum" put you off. This is a small place with a lot of history and an interesting story. The staff were fantastic and we had a great time chatting after trying out the product. The video is well done and the English translation is also well done. Sometimes in these videos the translation seems like an after-thought and is not done well. This one was interesting and fun! I cannot say I am a fan of the product (I very rarely drink alcohol and do not like beer at all) - but my German friend who was with me liked it greatly and I did bring some back to the US to share with family members who are more likely to enjoy.
Written 18 October 2016
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Freddy_on_trips
Montreal, Canada2,453 contributions
Very enjoyable experience - 27 Aug 2016
Aug 2016 • Couples
Boomsma Museum is a small and interesting place. The staff is very friendly, you get to view a short 10 minute video about the history Boomsma Beerenburger. Once done you have 2 options: 1.5 euro (2 product tasting) or 4.5 euro (additional tasting and a present). The museum itself is interesting and everything was great. Just a small heads up - the museum is not open on Sunday.

Highly Recommended and enjoyable
Written 9 September 2016
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vaneechoutte
Northampton, Australia3 contributions
Quaint, amuzing and interesting and tasty!
Aug 2016 • Couples
Interesting to find out the story, nice video and tasty borrel. Very wel priced. Quality product. Very very friendly service.
Written 29 August 2016
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KLsWanderlust
Houston, Texas1,064 contributions
learn some history, enjoy a drink
Jul 2016 • Couples
This distillery is now in it's 5th generation of the Boomsa family and they have some interesting artifacts and accompanying story (via video) to explain their historical use as well as that of the Beerburger drink. Afterwards we sampled the beergburger and some genevers (at a small cost for those). Our guide was genial and we enjoyed discovering more about the various liquors produced not only in Leeuwarden, but some of their other locations as they are expanding.
Written 8 August 2016
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