House of Bols

Enter your dates to find available activities

House of Bols: Our most recommended tours and activities

Amsterdam: Cocktail Making Workshop

1. Amsterdam: Cocktail Making Workshop

Take a tour through the world's largest cocktail experience and visit House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience.  Go on a unique adventure and create unforgettable memories during this interactive experience. The tour takes about 1 hour and includes 1 cocktail in the revolutionary Mirror bar.  Dive into the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending, and the Dutch spirit Genever. After the tour, you can join the daily cocktail workshop. Attend the 30 minutes cocktail workshop that takes place every day at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:30 PM. Learn how to make delicious cocktails and create 2 different cocktails during this workshop.  If you want to join the workshop at 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM, it is up to you to decide whether you want to do the House of Bols audio-tour before or after the workshop. Please make sure to arrive an hour before the workshop, or have an hour after the workshop to do the tour.  If you would like to do the workshop at 6:30 PM you can only do the tour beforehand and you need to be at House of Bols one hour ahead of time.

...
Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

2. Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

At the House of Bols you’ll learn about the history of Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575! You’ll also discover Bols Genever, Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit, which dates back to 1820. On this 90-minute visit, the House of Bols will take you on a spectacular journey that incorporates flavors, aromas, images, sound, and film. The self-guided tour includes the Hall of Taste, where you’ll find all 38 Bols liqueurs, the Delft Blue Room, the World of Cocktails Club, and the Bols Genever Room. Your self-guided tour ends in the revolutionary Mirror Bar, where bartenders will mix your preferred Bols Genever and liqueur cocktail before your very eyes. If you’d like to learn the art of flair bartending you can do so in the magical Flair Booth with the specially designed Bols flair bottles. Cocktail enthusiasts can also shop till they drop in the Bols Shop or enjoy a second Bols cocktail for just EUR 6.00. As the winner of the Dutch Design Award for Best Exhibition and Experience, the House of Bols is proving that heritage and history mix perfectly with innovation and contemporary design. The House of Bols is located in Amsterdam’s famous Museum Quarter, across from the Van Gogh Museum and next to the Rijksmuseum.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in House of Bols

Want to discover all there is to do in House of Bols? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about House of Bols

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 201 reviews

We had an amazing time in the museum and learnt a lot about bols and the alcohol making progress in general. All the interactive concepts were brilliant. We liked that you could touch, feel and smell everything. The rooms are very aesthetically pleasing too. The bar at the end is fabulous and the guys behind the bar were brilliant!!

I really liked this experience. It was fun learning about the liquor on this self guided tour. Especially likes smelling all the different varieties. This is self guided so you can go as slow or fast as you want, which I really liked. The cocktail at the end was a great perk and the bartenders were so much fun!

Super friendly and courteous staff. We couldn't start the workshop on time, but received another free cocktail as compensation. The tour is very varied and interesting

I don’t really drink but I still fine the experience interesting. The smell of different liqueurs are simply amazing. The cocktail at the end was amazing as well.

So cool and unique! I’m amazed we managed to learn some history and culture while having fun. Cocktails at the end were great too