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House of Bols
House of Bols

House of Bols

Paulus Potterstraat 14, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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.

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House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
$16.54 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing cocktail 🍸
Very informative and well done! Traced over 400 years of the product manufacturing. Staff exceptionally friendly! Cocktail choices at the end of the tour were amazing!
JUDITH_s, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Amsterdam

star-4
Good experience.
Loai_K, Jul 2022
House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
It was a good chance to discover the secrets of some liquors, with test a very good cocktail. You can do it, it doesn’t take much time.
star-5
Before you enjoy imbibing the best gin, learn about its history on this fun and interactive experience
Jennifer_K, Jul 2022
House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
We had a great time at House of Bols. Definitely an hour well spent. The lead up to the bar was fun and interactive. The visit to the bar for drinks at the end was the cherry on top!
star-5
Fun, quick experience--exceeded my expectations!
Julie_C, Jul 2022
House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
How interactive the exhibit was was a plus! It was very enjoyable. We loved seeing how Genever is made and being able to taste and smell along with it.
star-4
Unique Experience
Sabrina_C, Apr 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
The combination of the Bols tour, cocktail making, and bar was a great deal, though the cocktails you make during the class are fairly simple. Make sure to show up an hour before the cocktail class starts as that is when you complete the tour.
star-5
Brilliant
Rebecca_W, Apr 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
Very good experience we all really enjoyed making the cocktails. Staff was lovely. We will defiantly be back next time we’re over.
star-5
Love it!!
marta_s, Jul 2022
House of Bols Entrance Ticket Plus Cocktail
Such an enjoyable experience and the staff were SO friendly! The tour was interactive and fun to do with friends! Already recommended it to a friend!
star-5
So much fun!
Enrique_M, Apr 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
This was so much fun! Got to make two great cocktails as well as enjoy some cocktails in the bar. Instructor was a great teacher.
star-5
Do it.
Brian_N, Apr 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
Very fun. Kiki was my bartender and made it a fun, personal experience. Thank you! The cocktail experience made it worth it. The tour itself is fun if you did it with friends. Being a solo traveler it was less engaging than I had hoped. But I still had a lot of fun, drank more than a few cocktails and enjoyed myself overall. I think you will too
star-5
A must do cocktail making class
Robert_H, Apr 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
An absolutely fantastic, helpful friendly barman/cocktail teacher, the lessons and hints were worth the trip alone and the three cocktails were fabulous.
star-4
Delicious cocktails
Nicola_B, Jun 2022
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
I was under the impression that we could choose our own cocktails to make in the workshop but it was still good, our guide was helpful and had many interesting facts, it was loud though and he was hard to hear a lot of the time. the two cocktails we made were delicious, the base was the same for everyone and you choose which flavour shot you want in it. The free drink was chosen from a screen outside the mirror bar, I was slightly disappointed as I thought there would be a bigger selection to choose from, it prints out a ticket and you take that to the bar for them to make for you. This took a long time there was a queue of people in front and a few people tried pushing to the front but people will do that. There could of been more tables but that could of been due to covid, my feet were hurting and I had to stand through the whole tour and workshop, my friend ended up sitting on the stairs. Overall it was a good experience
star-5
Fun time
James_M, Nov 2019
Cocktail Workshop House of Bols in Amsterdam
We had a great time learning about the history of Bol’s and making some fun cocktails with their products!
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 movieCocktail. Also on offer are genever and Bols tasting sessions, as well as alcoholic afternoon teas.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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