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House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

Open Now: 13:00 - 18:30
Open today: 13:00 - 18:30
House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience
from US$19.14*
House of Bols Cocktail and Genever Experience
from US$19.14*
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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)
+31 20 570 8575
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Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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 1 week 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

Thank rainbow1poole
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good way to spend an hour or so, the experience is well thought out, leading you through the process of creating gin and liqueurs. The identification of the various botanicals is fun, as is the cocktail at the end in the mirror bar.

Thank PJ1996
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time doing the cocktail class at Bols. Our instructor, Robyn, was fantastic. He was also our bartender for the rest of the evening there. During the cocktail class we made friends with some other people in the class and we had...More

Thank Damon A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend an hour or so and we enjoyed it much more than the Heineken Experience. A really fun and interactive self guided tour which ends up in a cool mirrored bar where you can have a cocktail or two....More

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a friend visiting this weekend and decided to try out the House of Bols on a Friday evening before dinner. I was not super familiar with the liquor but they gave a good history of the brand. They also give you this glass...More

Thank wanderingmillenial24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved visiting here. We had the Amsterdam Pass and this is a free attraction with it. It starts off with a self guided tour which is interesting and has several good photo opportunities. The main attraction is the bar however. You get one cocktail...More

Thank Manicrose
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First, sorry it’s taken me so long to write this, I’ve been on my travels until today. This is to formally apologise for an earlier review slamming HoB. It was a fair review but I said I’d never go again. Shame as I’ve been ......More

Thank AdrianHWilliams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg didn't realise Bols did so many different types of drink. The tour was very interactive and got you to use your senses. The bar tenders at the end of the tour were great. They were so knowledgeable and would go off the menu of...More

Thank Susan T
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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
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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.
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