We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience

Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 570 8575
Book In Advance
More Info
USD 25.16*
and up
Amsterdam Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Optional Canal Cruise
More Info
USD 47.92*
and up
Holland Pass: Best Deals in Amsterdam and Beyond
More Info
USD 14.38*
and up
Amsterdam Pedal Boat Rental with Optional Heineken Experience
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“free cocktail” (149 reviews)
“self guided tour” (108 reviews)
“cocktail making” (28 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Paulus Potterstraat 14, 1071 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Write a ReviewReviews (1,924)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 1,547 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Never knew so much about gin the history alone. Lucas bols has a great selection of flavoured alcohol drinks at the end too chose wisely

Thank Tomas C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited out of a love for cocktails and an interest in how the base products were formulated. The reception team were really helpful and Friendly and that set the tone for a great tour. Seeing how the Bols story developed and learning the methods...More

Thank JohnY452
Reviewed 6 days ago


Thank TravelBugOscar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the visit , an insight into the history of bols , plenty of interaction with smell and sight and a free cocktail at the end make yourself or have it made for you good value for what you get 🍹🍹🍹🍹🍹

1  Thank Deano301
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my partner and we both had a great insight into the Bols brand itself. Staff are very friendly and helpful especially the fantastic bartenders who made us our delicious cocktails, you can buy more for 5euro each.

1  Thank Charlotte H H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago


Thank Patrick O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pre-booked and got one premium (19eur) and one standard (16eur) - there is no point getting two premium as you get 10% off in the shop and a free gift. You can take your time and really smell and touch everything - it was quite...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing tour. It’s self guided with a free audio guide. Every room is a tickle to the senses which brings you on a slightly euphoric journey through taste, sound and amazing visuals. Definitely worth a visit. Highly recommend the cocktail workshop after the...More

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was fascinating in terms of the origins of Bols and the science in the making of the liqueurs. However it was quite disappointing that at the end we couldn’t tailor make our cocktail as the bar was closing. The tour was fantastic and...More

Thank Ellie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago


Thank kathyv09
Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part
of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh
Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed
museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you
need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the
Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark,
the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand
connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping
Nearby Restaurants
The Seafood Bar
4,614 reviews
.28 km away
Bagels & Beans
1,268 reviews
.21 km away
1,071 reviews
.22 km away
803 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Van Gogh Museum
47,857 reviews
.09 km away
Museum Quarter
4,306 reviews
.17 km away
Moco Museum
820 reviews
.06 km away
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2,262 reviews
.15 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
26 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Ivy291104 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lovely gift shop. I thought the prices were fair to expensive depending on the gift. I did make a couple of purchases for friends birthday presents which I felt were special.
Emily P
23 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from karen p | Reviewed this property |
It takes a 1-2 hours .you have to be over 18 , to enjoy the end. we did not pre book, it opens at 1 pm so can be 2nd site of the day. you get a audio to walk around at own speed. its very interactive so good fun as well as... More
18 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Arlene1986 | Reviewed this property |
We had to show ID at the door so I'm thinking not?