Food & Drink

Why you need to put down that gin, and grab a glass of jenever

Published On 01/01/2014 Published On 01/01/2014
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Wynand Fockink
De Drie Fleschjes
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1. Café Slijterij Oosterling Utrechtsestraat 140, Amsterdam, 1017 VT (Rembrandtplein)

This Rembrandtplein-adjacent bar/distillery/cafe has outdoor seating for nice weather, but regardless of the temperatures, you can always find a quality drink (jenever!) here.

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2. A. van Wees Distilleerder De Ooievaar Driehoekstraat 10, Amsterdam, 1015 GL (The Jordaan)

Located in the Jordaan, this is one of the last authentic distilleries left in Amsterdam, which is pretty impressive considering they got their start in 1782.

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3. Proeflokaal de Admiraal Herengracht 319, Amsterdam, 1016 (The Jordaan)

Owned by theA. van Wees distillery, this tasting room/bar is the premier spot to taste the latest batch of booze coming out of the distillery.

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4. House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience Paulus Potterstraat 14, Amsterdam, 1071 CZ (Museumplein)

Want to hit up a spot that is an event venue, liquor store, and museum? This is your spot. Here you can take a tour and learn about the world's oldest distilled spirit brand and have a drink to cap it off.

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5. Wynand Fockink Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam, 1012 HH (Red Light District)

This old-school liquor store/bar serves up tasty jenever (as well as other drinks), but make sure you come at the right time, or it may be too crowded to grab real estate inside.

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6. Proeflokaal De Drie Fleschjes Gravenstraat 18, Amsterdam, 1012 NM (Medieval Center)

Located near Dam Square, this is the oldest tasting room in Amsterdam, getting its start in 1650. It offers up gins, a variety of liquors, and beer.

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7. Proeflokaal De Ooievaar Sint Olofspoort 1, Amsterdam, 1012 AJ (Red Light District)

This cozy 18th-century bar and cafe serves a mostly local crowd a number of different specialty drinks and 17th-century “medicines”, which are also drinks.

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8. In de Olofspoort Nieuwebrugsteeg 13, Amsterdam, 1012 AG (Red Light District)

This place serves up authentic self-brew jenever, which is some of the best around. It doesn't get more Dutch than this jenever liquor bar.

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