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House of Bols Tours

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House of Bols
The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience is dedicated to two of Amsterdam’s oldest alcoholic drinks. Bols was the world’s first distilled spirit, produced in Amsterdam in 1575 by Lucas Bols. Genever is the Dutch equivalent of today’s gin, drunk instead of water in the 17th century as it was believed to hold medicinal properties.

The Basics
A tour of the exhibition takes one hour and includes taste, touch, and smell sessions in the Hall of Taste as well as the chance to learn about the Bols distilling process. All tours end in the sleek Mirror Bar, where the staff whip up cocktails. You can buy advance tickets online and get discounted admission with a city sightseeing pass. House of Bols is also a stop on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • House of Bols is a must-visit for liquor aficionados.
  • Visitors must be at least 18 years old.
  • Tours conclude with a complimentary cocktail.
  • You can purchase bottles of alcohol and souvenirs at the gift shop.

How to Get There
House of Bols is located at Paulus Potterstraat 14, opposite the Van Gogh Museum. From Amsterdam Centraal train station, take tram 2 or 12 to the Rijksmuseum stop, just a few minutes’ walk away. Its setting next to Museumplein makes it an easy stop after visiting the area’s famed museums.

When to Get There
House of Bols is open every day of the week from 1pm to 6:30pm, and on Fridays and Saturdays it stays open until 11pm. The sight is at its busiest in the early evening when visitors stop in after touring the museums and before going to dinner.

The Collector’s Room
In addition to touring House of Bols, you can take part in a cocktail workshop and learn some of the tricks of the mixology trade. Alternatively, you can test your bartending skills in the Flair Booth as you star in your very own version of the movie Cocktail. Also on offer are genever and Bols tasting sessions, as well as alcoholic afternoon teas.
Address: Paulus Potterstraat 14, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Admission: Varies
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House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail

House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail

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Book a ticket in advance for admission to the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience, situated on the Museumplein, or museum quarter, in Amsterdam. This innovative attraction provides interactive exhibits about Holland’s oldest spirit brands: Bols and Genever, the Dutch equivalent of gin. Take a self-guided tour through the Hall of Taste, the World of Cocktails and the Bols Genever Room before you sidle up to the Mirror Bar to watch mixologists shake up that perfect drink.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I book House of Bols tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since House of Bols can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 House of Bols tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit House of Bols 2020?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to House of Bols costs USD 19.74. Guided House of Bols tours start around USD 19.74 per person. See all 1 House of Bols tickets and tours on Viator.
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