Wynand Fockink

Wynand Fockink, Amsterdam: Hours, Address, Wynand Fockink Reviews: 4.5/5

Wynand Fockink
4.5
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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, three centuries later, the Pijlsteeg distillery contains an extraordinary collection of antique bottles in premises still furnished in the style of the seventeenth century. Wynand Fockink has continued, throughout the years, to specialize in liqueurs and jenevers which you can still see being made in the distillery. Join one of our guided tours, learn all about how our products are made and choose your favorite from our superb range of Dutch distilled products.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: 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 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.
How to get there
  • Nieuwmarkt • 6 min walk
  • Centraal Station • 9 min walk
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Kate F
Providence Forge, Virginia, United States5 contributions
Great tasting tour and fun history!
Jul 2021 • Couples
Very interesting to learn the history of liquors in the Netherlands and our tour guide - Hans - was amazing!!! We got to sample several varieties and thoroughly enjoyed the hilarious tour and history lesson. Finished off with a purchase in the tasting room and a great souvenir to take home.
Written 26 July 2021
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genibre69
London, UK3,082 contributions
Fabulous historic place with delicious booze
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had multiple shots of flavoured brandwines and fruit liqueurs served by a crotchety older woman. Wickedly cool interior, very historic. Tables seating outside. Card accepted.
Written 22 July 2020
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Hannah L
London, UK45 contributions
Secret spot for a drink!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Hidden gem as seen on Travel Man (tv show in U.K.). A super friendly and interesting bar dating back many many years. Try their liqueurs by bowing down and sipping from the glass! Definitely worth a visit and only €3.50 a glass. You can also pick up a lager or ale here. No need to book, pop in and have a glass or two!

The staff are so friendly and will take the time to explain the history of the bar and let you try the liqueurs before you buy. They will make you feel very welcome and make you laugh! Definitely worth a visit.

Gets very busy on a Saturday. Be warned! It’s still worth it though.
Written 29 February 2020
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Aubre
New Orleans, LA88 contributions
Fun find while out on a private tour of the Red Light District ...
Feb 2020
My husband and I spent a few days in Amsterdam, and included a walking tour of the Red Light District in our itinerary. Our guide, Stan, asked if we'd like to stop for a drink somewhere, and we soon found ourselves here at Wynand Fockink. What a great place! It's tiny and cramped and noisy and busy, but that just adds to the ambience. The jenever liquors are phenomenal; I tried 6-8 different ones and really enjoyed every single one of them. The bartenders were fun and friendly and more than happy to guide us as we explored the MANY flavors available. We had so much fun here, that we made a special second trip back the following day for another drink at the bar, as well as the purchase of several bottles from the shop next door.
Written 27 February 2020
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stickinsect
Cheshire, UK264 contributions
Quirky find
Feb 2020 • Friends
Popped in here for a drink based on a personal recommendation. We had a try of a few of the liqueurs before settling on our favourites. Entertaining host gave us some background information. Good for a slightly different experience, felt genuinely Dutch!
Written 24 February 2020
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R2D2
Tel Aviv, Israel218 contributions
Tiny Old Style Dutch Bar
Jan 2020 • Friends
Truth be told, we've seen some bars in many different locations, but this true was & is one-of-a-kind that you have to see when visiting Amsterdam.

Yes, you'll see many tourists, all standing since there is no sitting option & they specialize in all sorts of Jenever & other liquors of sorts.

And before I forget, the first sip you're expected to take without lifting the glass... Coll feature!

Enjoy!
Written 24 February 2020
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Lita B
Trentham, UK136 contributions
Interesting tasting, tour and drinks
Jan 2020
With thanks to Robbert who was guiding us through our booked private tasting. We were fortunate enough to be the only ones on this particular time, so got to hear all the interesting history about liqueurs and genever. If you like sweet drinks (i do) this is the perfect sort of tasting as the drinks are heavily sugar based. Looking at the lower scoring reviews, it is from those who may have wandered upon the place - i'm guessing so - because i wouldn't expect the establishment to be considered a bar or anything beyond selling its own personally distilled wares. We arrived and registered our booking in the gift shop, before being taken through for the tasting and a small tour of the distillery and prep area, with full information about flavours and techniques throughout. At the end of the tour, we were taken into the tasting room and shown how to drink the liqueur (as shown on Travel man and likely many other tv shows), and to hang out with the staff who were all engaged with the patrons at the bar too. It struck me as an incredibly friendly atmosphere, and we enjoyed further drinks just before closing time and returned the next day before we went onto some bars. A great piece of history and a must do.
Written 29 January 2020
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ChilliMan73
Paris8 contributions
Well worth a visit
Nov 2019
Before i visited Amsterdam i did a search for "gin Amsterdam" on google and this place came up at the top of my search so during our visit, myself and a friend decided to check it out..

We were not disappointed, the place is tiny but has a load of traffic through it, the staff are attentive, helpful, knowledgeable and very friendly and the drinks are amazing.

We stayed long enough to try a few different flavours (lemon, blackcurrant and "after 8" (mint and chocolate)) and also left with a bottle from their shop.

if i go back to Amsterdam i will make sure i visit this place again as there are many more flavours that i would like to try (all of them)
Written 16 December 2019
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simon-fidler
Southampton, UK284 contributions
An absolute blast of Dutchness
Nov 2019
If you're really, really lucky you'll be greeted at Wynand & Fockink by the ever so charming Hans, who'll tell you all you'll ever need to know about jenever (and fruit liquors) and serve up samples of each of them, while entertainingly describing the many changes he's seen in Amsterdam where he's lived most of his life. We just stuck to the jenevers but still had four or more to sample. The jenever I came away with had been aged and stored differently to most, or all of the others, having been in French, American and Portuguese wine or whisky barrels before getting blended to become their 'Superior' .jenever. However great their products were, what was most delightful about our visit was Hans's spontaneous and wonderfully entertaining sharing of his Jenevers, and of himself. We felt privileged. If you want to see what I mean go look at Channel 4s Travel Man episode with Joe Lycett in Amsterdam. I was so impressed I bought a tee-shirt. We will definitely be back.
Written 19 November 2019
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Anastasia
Kharkiv, Ukraine14 contributions
Extremely authentic jenever place
Nov 2019
This place is an amazing spot for history and spirits lovers, the interior looks very much cared for and makes a feeling you're in the Amsterdam of few centuries ago. In the bar you can try all of the brandewijns and jenever they have, you can order a small glass or you can buy a bottle in their shop next door (this will make a nice souvenir when you come back home).
The ladies in the bar are extremely friendly and lovely and look like real historical bartenders. I absolutely recommend this place!
Written 19 November 2019
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