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Distillery Tasting, Amsterdam Genever & Liqueurs

Distillery Tasting, Amsterdam Genever & Liqueurs

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Visit the world famous Wynand Fockink Distillery and Tastery. Learn everything their is to know about genevers and liquers in the oldest tasting tavern & distillery in Amsterdam (since 1679).

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  • Visit our unique distillery in the hart of our company
  • Taste Genevers and liquers in the most authentic environment
  • Be guided by liquorists and distillers
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You will find the Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal (Dutch for tasting tavern) and liquor store in the Pijlsteeg, an alley behind the National Monument on the Dam square in Amsterdam. In around 1679 Wynand Fockink started a liqueur distillery. Soon a Proeflokaal was added, where customers could taste and buy the products. To this day, this practice has continued; here liqueurs and genevers are still being made using the same 17th century traditional craft methods. Wynand Fockink produces more than 70 Dutch liqueurs and genevers which can be tasted in an authentic 17 century environment in the old time honoured way of bowing to the drink and slurping the first sip from a traditional tulip glass. For groups of up to 12 persons we offer an authentic tasting in our separate tasting room. During a tasting, our specialist will tell you more about the history of Wynand Fockink since 1679 and exciting stories behind some of the legendary liqueurs like Hansje in the Cellar, Brides’ Tears and Half and Half. For this tasting we have made a selection of the six most interesting genevers, liqueurs and brandies for you to enjoy. The tasting also includes a 20 minute tour of the distillery next door.
  • Distillery Visit
  • 2 Genevers
  • 2 liqueurs and 1 brandy for you to taste
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    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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    Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH, Amsterdam

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    Very friendly and did not judge me for wearing joggers and trains

    When i first got there i was the only person on the tour as the stag group did not turn up so a worker of the distillery started the tour with just me there but it was good as i could ask as many Qs without holding everyone up lol. the rest of the group turned up after 10mins so after that we went to the tasting which i really recommend eating before this as the drink is very strong. from what i can remember we tried 15 different drinks as well as a full glass of are favourite one which was a real experience. after the tour i got a bottle to take home an was then told i got a 10% discount on it which was a nice touch to the evening. i went in there 3 more times before my holiday ended and by the end my tour guide jason had got to know me so buyed me a drink which was nice. all in all this is a wonderful place with kind and caring staff i was intending to not drink when in Amsterdam just smoke but the next time i go i will defo be going back in there.

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    December 10, 2017

    February 18, 2018


    The guide is so cool, he tell you interesting stories related to the distillery that probably nobody would know. Very complete, no hurry and he takes enough time to explain everything. The tasting was amazing, so many flavors!!

    July 12, 2021

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