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Wynand Fockink

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The Jenever experience

This place is amazing. Visit during the day while it is quiet and the man there will be able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Figarogir1
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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

Glad we found this place, it was quiet when we visited so the guys there had plenty of time to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
PJ1996
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Dorset, England
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About
In around 1679, Wynand Fockink opened his spirits and liqueur distillery on the Pijlsteeg in the bustling city center of Amsterdam. In those days distilleries usually included a tasting house and a shop; Wynand Fockink's was no exception. Today...more
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Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Red Light District (De Wallen)
+31 20 639 2695
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing. Visit during the day while it is quiet and the man there will be able to talk you through the history of jenever, all the different tastes and recommend a few for you to taste, it is then time to choose...More

Thank Figarogir1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad we found this place, it was quiet when we visited so the guys there had plenty of time to explain the history and talk us through the drinks on offer. Slurping your gin in the traditional manner is a must!

Thank PJ1996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard abut this from a number of sources. Really couldn't quite figure out what it was. A tour? Tasting room? Pub? Reservations needed? Well, we finally just WENT to it. It's in an alley right near the Dam. As you face this century old shop,...More

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were recommended this bar by some local friends for an authentic jenever experience. The bar itself is small, dimly lit and cosy and only allows a few people in at a time, although we spotted many people stopping by for a...More

Thank Danica W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place just fakes it. They pretend to be a typical Dutch bar serving authentic Dutch gin. Sure, the drink are good. But in the end it's a tourist trap. After you had a shot at the bar, you ar routed via a store where...More

1  Thank Porsje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my friend at opening time... served by Hans, who featured in Channel 4's Travel Man 48 Hours in Amsterdam with Joe Lycett (British comedian). Had a good laugh as he explained the drinks and let us taste various ones. We opted for a...More

Thank michrich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem, and a must visit when in Amsterdam! It's made all the more fantastic by the wonderful Hans (who I believe has appeared on tv). Go and learn about the history of Jenever, sample some of the drinks and then take home...More

Thank Julesp365
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We came here after reading all the reviews. I wasn’t impressed. They advertise a free “tasting” on their website but I felt like a burden asking to taste. The guy kept asking what I wanted to drink. Between the 4 of us we only tasted...More

Thank LV_ADVNTR
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I took my gin loving wife here as a bit of a surprise and it was a great experience. The chap who was running the tasting session at the bar was very friendly, welcoming and had a cheeky sense of humour. He let us try...More

1  Thank EastyMagic
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The place is small, the place is crowded, the place has the best Jenewer in the world. A vast array of different flavours which has been perfected since 1679. Treat your tastebuds to something you have not experienced before. It's rare to taste alcohol which...More

Thank Theo K
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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
...More
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kiwilisab
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Response from TheBrizzieWalls | Reviewed this property |
We ate on the edge of the Red Light district at Piccolo Mondo.
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Ibiba O
29 February 2016|
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Response from Sarah M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is only a small room but people spill into the passageway as well.
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