House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience, Amsterdam

4.3
#1 of 63 in Classes in Holland
The world's oldest distilled brand, Bols Amsterdam 1575, offers you a glimpse into the world of cocktails with House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience. This tour features several interactive elements to help you experience the history and culture of alcohol-making, cocktail-creating, and skillful bartending. Explore the long tradition of this brand and its founder, Lucas Bols. Visit the site's tasting hall and genever room to taste 36 liquors and genevers. Learn to truly appreciate your favorite drink, which, of course, is prepared for you at Mirror Bar after your tour. For House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience and beyond, use our Amsterdam itinerary planner to get the most from your Amsterdam vacation.
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  • booked online same day of visit, enjoyed the short journey of history of Bols - tasting and smelling different aromas involved in the many flavours etc cost of ticket included a cocktail at the end wh...  more »
  • Tour is self guided. Get a drink at the end which was good but bar was pretty crowded and could not sit to enjoy it.  more »
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  • As expected it's a tourist trap. Self guided tour of the history of the house, they show all the different flavours available which is interesting with a smell test. The bar is very busy during the weekends, no where to sit, can get loud and the cocktails are average quality. Nice branded gifts available at the shop and good selection of bar ware.
  • One of the best brewery/distillery tours I've ever been on! The audio guide was great and I loved how interactive everything was. The displays were also unique and visually appealing with a lot of photo opportunities along the way. The drink at the end is also a nice finish. If you purchase the more expensive ticket you also get a small bottle of Bols to take home which is definitely worth the small price.
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