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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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.