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Van Kleef & Zoon

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Address: Lange Beestenmarkt 109, 2512 ED, The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
+31 70 345 2273

Lang, heel lang geleden, toen de straten nog gehuld gingen in de dikke...

Lang, heel lang geleden, toen de straten nog gehuld gingen in de dikke dampen van de steeds meer oprukkende industrialisatie, bloeide er in het oude Haagsche centrum een fabriek van jenevers, bitterextracten en likeuren. Van Kleef stoomdistilleerderij 1ste klasse, opgericht door Lamberthus Theodorus Van Kleef, is gevestigd aan de Lange Beestenmarkt, in het oude Centrum van Den Haag. Een grote verscheidenheid aan dranken werd er gestookt welke in de aangrenzende slijterij werden verkocht.

In 1986 sloot van Kleef als laatste Haagse distilleerderij haar deuren om, na een grondige restauratie, in 1995 te heropenen.

Bezoek Van Kleef en proef hoe kwaliteit, ambacht en historie tezamen komen in al onze distillaten.

U kunt uw bezoek ook combineren met een arrangement, waarbij ook een proeverij van de verschillende Van Kleef likeuren en jenevers niet ontbreekt. Wilt u echt uitpakken, behoort een culinaire omlijsting van uw bezoek ook tot de mogelijkheden.

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Taste of the historical Hague

The visit to this traditional brewery and museum was a treat in many ways. The owner and her staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2016
Mark W
Antalya, Turkey
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Antalya, Turkey
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Reviewed 14 June 2016

The visit to this traditional brewery and museum was a treat in many ways. The owner and her staff were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel welcome. They recommended various liquers to try that were typically Dutch. The place definitely has a throwback feel and well worth a top in the city.

Thank Mark W
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

As a visit to the Netherlands is not complete without some tasting of Dutch gin (“jenever”), we went to the only remaining distillery in The Hague, Van Kleef & Zoon, which has been producing gins and liqueurs since 1842. It is possible to take a guided tour of the distillery and the Van Kleef Museum, but we were happy enough... More 

Thank Trainbleu
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

This old jenever/gin and liqueur brewery is located near the city centre of The Hague. I was invited by my friends to enjoy an evening of tasting a huge diversity of jenevers and liqueurs manufactured by this brewery. A very cosy place with a more than friendly and so enthousiastic owner. She has lots of anecdotes about the liqueur and... More 

1 Thank Luciano065
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 28 November 2015

Best place to combine good alcohol with the history. Van Kleef is one of the symbols of The Hague, and you can bring it home in the bottle ;-)

Thank Tanya B
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

I visited with a group of art gallery patrons for a special tasting with Fleur. It was really the highlight of our trip (despite not being an art gallery!) and could not have been more fun. Fleur gave us a wonderful talk about the history of the city, distilling and the origins of gin. I would HIGHLY recommend visiting this... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

This place is gem of older times. It's museum but make no mistake, it still work as a distillery and bar. Very cozy and authentic. You can try the assorted liqueurs and the local Jenever. A recommended visit in The Hague.

Thank Paulo A
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2015

Van Kleef and Zoon is a wonderful old distillery and museum in the Hague. Although I had visited the Hague many times and even lived there twice, this was my first visit to this amazing place. The selection of jenevers, vodkas and bitters is enormous and they encourage you to taste some of their specialities. The staff are helpful, knowledgable... More 

Thank Barry K
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

The knowledgeable staff here was not only friendly but so helpful with both recommendations on what to try at their shop as well as things to do in the area. I simply explained that I was traveling alone for business and they gave me a list of things to do and try, as well as numbers for taxis that they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2014

I visited with a Group of 12 and had a very unique fun afternoon.. don't miss if you are visiting The Hague.. the tastings of so many different flavoured gins and plentiful snacks all delivered by the most entertaining and informative of guides. An amazing display of gins to purcahse plus historical artefacts on display. I would visit again

Thank SoniaTolly
The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The staff, the drinks, the vibe, the snacks (if you pre-book), everything adds up to the perfect afternoon spent in The Hague. When you are not in the mood for museums and the weather is not good enough for the beach, this is the place to be to catch some true "Haagsche" atmosphere. You may arrive as customers, but you... More 

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