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Bartenders have always been a mix of mystery and thrill. The interactive tour of the House of Bols is peek into the bartending culture. The House of Bols, located opposite the Van Gogh Museum is a place of a unique perspective. This place is like an interactive museum. The tour of this museum takes you through the history of cocktails, how they are made and everything that is related to the wonderful world of cocktails and bartending. The tour of House of Bols is an amazing journey for all your sense as you learn how to correctly drink your cocktail so that it is the most pleasurable. This place has everything right from teaching you how to differentiate between the different tastes and scents of the cocktail to extraction process of the alcohol. The most exciting park of this experience though stays the part where you can try to shake your own cocktail as it is the closest most people ever get to bartending. The bonus drink of your choice from the Bols collection at the end of the tour is just a sweet cherry on top.
Come learn about your favourite Gin at House of Bols
The History Room is the first stop on the tour of House of Bols. The history room is all about the history of the brand of Bols. This place shows the history of the brand since it was established. This attraction specifically emphasizes on the part of Lucas Bols and his revolution of the jenever. This place is a knowledge hub for all the alcohol fanatics out there.
Art of Flavour is the second stop of the tour. This is where all the visitors are taught the best and the most correct way of experiencing their gin and jenever. This part of the tour wakes up all your sense required to drink the cocktail. This includes your eyes, your nose and then finally your tongue. Drinking a cocktail in the correct way includes a wide variety of steps before you drink it. These steps enhance the experience of the cocktail.
Hall of Taste is the third stop on the tour of the House of Bols. This part of the tour is about experimenting with your drink. Here, you experiment with colour, smell and taste. You understand what the slightest change in any of them can change your experience drastically. The effects of all these aspects on the experience is vast and it takes precision to the smallest level to make your perfect drink from scratch.
The fourth stop of the tour is the Ingredient Room. This room tells you all that goes into making your favourite delicious jenever. This room is the peek inside the jenever industry and what all makes up the drink that you like to pour yourself after a bad day.
This place is where your favourite drink comes in. You get to choose your personal favourite drink here from a wide variety of options straight from the Bols collection. Then a bartender mixes your cocktail for you and then you get to try it. This cocktail is complementary and made by a professional bartender makes it even better.
This is the last stop of the hour-long tour. This part is where you get to be the bartender. Here you can shake your own drink and try to get it right. This part is where you get to be on the other side of the bar. This is probably the most exciting part of the tour.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets are available online and it is the best way to buy them and avoid long queues at the ticketing counters.
How To Get Around?
The attraction can be reached from anywhere by a taxi and it is the quickest way to get around.
What Should I Wear?
Casual or fancy clothes, both go well at this venue.
Best Time to Visit
The museum is open all year and there is no best time as such to visit.
Will I Need a Guide?
How To Get There?
No, a guide is not required.
People who are above the age of 18 years are permitted entry and identification is needed at the venue.