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Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

Product ID: 55738
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Reserve your tickets now for the House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience. Enjoy a unique, interactive experience in the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending, and the Dutch spirit, genever, on the Museumplein in Amsterdam.
About this ticket
Valid 1 day
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
Dutch, English
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Find out all about Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand
  • Discover Bols Genever, Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit
  • Shop till you drop in the Bols Shop
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Audio guide
  • 1 cocktail (alcoholic or alcohol-free)
What’s Not Included
  • Guide (available on request)
  • 2nd cocktail (EUR 6)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

House of Bols, across from the Van Gogh Museum. Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
The minimum age for a visit to the House of Bols is 18 years.

Please note that this is a self-guided tour. A guided tour is available on request.

Delicious alcohol-free cocktails are also served for anyone who prefers not to drink alcohol. Please ask the bartenders.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 136 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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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!!

January 24, 2020

Fun but short

This was a fun way to kill a bit of time but it's not a lot for what you pay. You probably walk around for about 30-40 minutes max before you get to the bar which is a nice way to end the tour. If you want to kill an hour this is great if you want a longer experience go to the Heineken instead.

September 12, 2017

Good for an hour out

It was an okay way to kill an hour... I am not going to rave about it... The walk through experience was informative and interactive. We had two cocktails at the end, which were ok, but nothing special. The make your own option wasn't open and there were queues at the other bar, even though it wasn't all that busy. Bit of a gaff getting in too as had to email a screenshot of the voucher to their address, wasn't working being shared through the app.

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September 3, 2017

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Product ID: 55738