The House of Bols is a unique museum in Amsterdam that not only educates you on the history of liqueur and spirits but also lets you experience it for yourself. House of Bols Amsterdam, an award-winning cocktail & genever experience, is the perfect combination of heritage and history in a modern and beautifully designed environment in the city centre. House of Bols is located conveniently in the Museum square, which features the famous Van Gogh museum, Stedelijk museum, and the Rijksmuseum. If paintings, photography, and ar are not your cup of tea, or if your eyes have feasted upon enough art, take a break to heighten your other senses, such as smell and taste at this museum. Enjoy the Bols experience in House of Bols Amsterdam.
House of Bols – cocktail & genever experience
So, what to do in the Bols museum? The Bols Experience, which lasts approximately 45 minutes, will teach you about the history of Lucas Bols- the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand. The tour will take you on a journey where you will discover 38 different Bols liqueurs and how they are made – some which have been made since 1575 in Amsterdam! The Bols tour tests your senses and intrigues in the Hall of Taste, where you will explore the roles that aroma, colour and spices play when creating a cocktail or liqueur. The Bols experience will also feature a distillery room, to see how these elements were extracted and learn the process of distilling to create a final product. The Genever room, for gin lovers, will take you through the history of the Dutch Spirit Genever, which is know as the grandfather of gin. In this part of Bols Amsterdam you will learn about the history and evolution the spirit.
After learning about the history of liqueurs and cocktails, the Bols experience will end at the Mirror Bar where you will get to have a cocktail tasting for 30 minutes. At the Mirror Bar a bartender will mix you a cocktail, or if you’re in the spirit you can mix one for yourself! If you wish to try another liqueurs and cocktails you can do so for € 6,50 more, or continue your adventure and purchase memorabilia at the Bols Shop.
Bols Amsterdam is more than just a museum in Amsterdam. Every day Bols Amsterdam organizes cocktail workshops in which you learn to make the best cocktails you will ever taste. Make sure to book the cocktail workshop or the more comprehensive cocktail course in advance.
Introduction video: House of Bols museum
Bols Museum photo impression
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Opening hours House of Bols
The Bols Experience Amsterdam is open 7 days a week. Open tickets without date and timeslot require a reservation. Please call +31205708575 to make a reservation.
|Sunday – Thursday||13:00 – 18:30|
|Friday & Saturday||13:00 – 21:00|
House of Bols tickets, prices and discounts
Tickets for the House of Bols genever and cocktail experience can be acquired from the entrance or online. The regular price at the door is €16,-. This price includes a 45 to 60-minute tour and 30 minutes of cocktail tasting and one free cocktail. For those who can’t get enough of the delicious cocktails, there’s the possibility to buy an extra cocktail for only €6,-.
Online discount tickets available!
Purchasing your ticket with the blue button will not only save you the hassle of getting in line, but you’ll also get €1,- discount per ticket. You can now purchase your House of Bols tickets directly on this website, you’ll receive your e-tickets directly via e-mail. Make sure to use one of our exclusive discount codes available!
Note: only adults over the legal age of 18 are allowed in.
|Door price||€ 17,50,-|
|Regular online discount ticket||€ 16,50-|
|Premium ticket including free gift and 10% discount in giftshop||€ 21,,-|
House of Bols experience FAQ
Can I visit the House of Bols in a wheelchair?
Yes, the House of Bols Amsterdam is accessible for wheelchairs. An elevator can be used upon request.
Is there a queue for the House of bols?
There can be, especially in high season. Make sure to buy your House of Bols tickets online to ensure fast entrance.
How long does the genever and cocktail experience take?
You discover the distillery at your own pace. Usually the tour takes between 45 minutes till an hour or more. The cocktail tasting takes about 30 minutes, but you can stay a bit longer and have another cocktail if you like.
Are minors allowed in ?
No, in contrary to the Heineken Experience children under 18 are not allowed in under any conditions. Make sure to bring a valid ID.
Are groups allowed in with out reservation?
Groups up to 12 are. If you want to visit the House of Bols with more than 12 people, you’re requested to make a reservation via events[at]houseofbols.com
Address, contact information and route
The House of Bols is located at Paulus Potterstraat 14. The easiest way to get to the Bols museum is by using the public transport. You can find the exact information below.
House of Bols Amsterdam
Public transport to House of Bols
From any place in Amsterdam it shouldn’t be difficult to get to the House of Bols. It is situated at the Museum Square together with other popular museums including Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk. Ask any bus or tram driver fot the Museum Square.
Use the button below to get realtime travel advice from 9292ov.nl the official website for public transport.
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