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The Stork Tasting Room

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Address: Sint Olofspoort 1, 1012 AJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 420 8004
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Great bar.

Come to amsterdam 4 to 5 times a year and love this place. Always feel welcome by staff and locals. The only regret is its not in my home town.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
Rob M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Come to amsterdam 4 to 5 times a year and love this place. Always feel welcome by staff and locals. The only regret is its not in my home town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stopped off here on our way back to the hotel. Had a nightcap of old gin. Last time were here I had a young gin. Even though it's small it never seems too loud or intimidating. Very cosy and friendly. The barman, a mature gentleman, is easy to talk to and happy to advise you on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

After scouring the trip advisor app for somewhere to drink after dinner we chose this pplace based on previous reviews. Great selection of genever - Gin based drink. We adore gin so decided to give it a whirl. The bar man is as friendly as everyone says. We told him we had come to try some of his gin and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

First saw this on trip advisor and walked up to it by accident, look for the picture of a stork. It actually a cafe/bar. The bar was full of locals and the atmosphere was great. It has a good selection of beers and liquors. It was Easter weekend and the bar maid was giving out Easter bread and butter to... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

One of the smallest bars right in the center of Amsterdam. If you're not much of a beer drinker, try Genever (traditional Dutch gin).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

This great little Jenever tasting bar is a little piece of heaven in what is sometimes an overwheming city. If you appreciate good gin, you will appreciate the wonders of this little bar, the owner Rene is only too pleased to tell you about the various flavours on offer. For those of you who are not so interested in some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

de Ooievaar ("The Stork") is one of the most traditional and oldest still operating proeflokaals (tasting houses) in Amsterdam. Opened by the Van Wees distillery back in 1782, this establishment to this day brings you world class jenevers and liqueurs, and they now even brew their own bier. Located at the Northern end of Zeedijk (Sea Dike) Straat, up by... More 

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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