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“Brilliant Venue”
Review of Jenever Museum

Jenever Museum
Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Schiedam
Certificate of Excellence
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Suffolk, UK
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Brilliant Venue”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Just walk down from the station following the waterway. Brilliant little streets and buildings that ooze character. It takes little imagination to visualise the traders shifting cargoes to and from the boats and then you come to the Jenever Museum. Fantastic atmosphere. There is enough information in English to interpret the processes. If you have been to other distilleries it is not hard to see what was going on. The art display of the top floor is interesting and entertaining. The examples of bars at different time periods flows easily into the bar that is the tasting room. This was the best bit and not just because of the tasting. Information was well presented here.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“i shot from the past”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The jenever museum is also a working distillery.this national drink is known through out the world.it is located in the centre of Schiedam.the museum show's the working from the past do the present day is very informative in the dutch language or english.A nice tour for a few hours.

Visited September 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“interesting place to visit.”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

This museum is a working distillery, its interesting and smells amazing. Its a really old building right in the center of Schiedam next to teh water. I actually got married there in 2003 in one of the up stairs rooms with creeking floors and shelves full of old bottles, it was really good. The atmosphere is oldy and you are able to taste and buy the Jenever and also become "friends of the museum" which means you will be invited to special events and contribute to keeping the place running.

Visited May 2014
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Santo Stefano di Magra, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Informative with a warm welcome”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This museum is at the same time a working gin distillery. At the time of our visit the team of 5 volunteers were busy making a fresh batch and they were only too happy to give us a detailed account of how their product is made and of the history of Schiedam and Jenever in general. Exhibits included many items traditionally used in the production as well as a social context with bar settings from various time periods. There is also a vast collection of miniature bottles from around the world and of course the tasting bar. The gin made there is special and you can buy various bottles of gin in the shop too. A pleasant and educational afternoon spent!

Visited January 2014
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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Jenever. What's that?”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

On a business trip my host took me hear one night to learn about Jenever. Had never heard of it and had never had it in my life. The museum is very nice and very educational. After the tour we got to try three different versions of Jenever. All were excellent. We also had an Indonesian buffet dinner at the museum that was very good. Would highly recommend you stop by to see a piece of Shiedam history.

Visited December 2012
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