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“Small but fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience
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US$23.08*
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Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
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Owner description: The House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (located opposite the Van Gogh Museum) offers a truly interactive experience into the world of cocktails and the exciting bartending culture, as well as a glimpse into the history of the world's oldest distilled brand: Bols Amsterdam 1575. A visit to the House of Bols is a spectacular journey for all your senses in which you learn how to taste a delicious cocktail of your choice. Learn even more about Cocktails, Bols Liqueurs and Genevers and book a Tasting or a (private) event like a Cocktail Party or Cocktail Workshops.
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Small but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

A great alternative activity! Perhaps slightly overpriced but worth a visit if you need half an hour out of the sun In the summer. The video part of the tour was not working when we visited but staff were determined to make sure we went away happy regardless. The flavour sniffing part of the tour was a great social activity and we had a lot of fun playing along.

Visited March 2014
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San Dona Di Piave, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Open your nostrils and have fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

We had the Bols experience on a Friday evening (when you pay 9,50€ instead of 14,50€) and I can say it's worthwhile. The experience you have is funny and you will use all your senses to understand how a perfect cocktail is made. Tastings are included in the ticket, extra drinks cost 5,00€ - that is quite cheap if you compare it with pubs or bars. The House of Bols is in front of the entrance to the Van Gogh Museum, so I would suggest to get drunk with art and culture first, and then go and get drunk with cocktails - just crossing the street!

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dorset
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Small but well done”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a small museum but well worth a visit. lots of very interesting facts about Bols and a fantastic bar at the end where the staff are very friendly and you get 2 shots and a cocktail!

Visited August 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience with a group of friends!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

I wasn't interested in going to a beer museum so my friend and I decided to walk across the street from the Van Gogh Museum and experience Bols. We had never heard of this alcohol but now we are on the hunt for it in Toronto. This place is interactive and in the end you get a cocktail of your choice and some samples. Entrance may seem a bit high but you do get almost 3 ounces of alcohol. With some fun friends this stop might give you a buzz in the middle of the day.

Visited July 2014
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Carpinteria, California
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Well worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Had a great time at the house of Bols. Well worth the hour or so it took to go through the tour. Great friendly people and awesome drinks at a cheap price.

Visited August 2014
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