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Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

1. Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

At the House of Bols you’ll learn about the history of Lucas Bols, the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575! You’ll also discover Bols Genever, Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit, which dates back to 1820. On this 90-minute visit, the House of Bols will take you on a spectacular journey that incorporates flavors, aromas, images, sound, and film. The self-guided tour includes the Hall of Taste, where you’ll find all 38 Bols liqueurs, the Delft Blue Room, the World of Cocktails Club, and the Bols Genever Room. Your self-guided tour ends in the revolutionary Mirror Bar, where bartenders will mix your preferred Bols Genever and liqueur cocktail before your very eyes. If you’d like to learn the art of flair bartending you can do so in the magical Flair Booth with the specially designed Bols flair bottles. Cocktail enthusiasts can also shop till they drop in the Bols Shop or enjoy a second Bols cocktail for just EUR 6.00. As the winner of the Dutch Design Award for Best Exhibition and Experience, the House of Bols is proving that heritage and history mix perfectly with innovation and contemporary design. The House of Bols is located in Amsterdam’s famous Museum Quarter, across from the Van Gogh Museum and next to the Rijksmuseum.

Amsterdam: Cocktail Making Workshop

2. Amsterdam: Cocktail Making Workshop

Take a tour through the world's largest cocktail experience and visit House of Bols, the Cocktail & Genever Experience.  Go on a unique adventure and create unforgettable memories during this interactive experience. The tour takes about 1 hour and includes 1 cocktail in the revolutionary Mirror bar.  Dive into the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending, and the Dutch spirit Genever. After the tour, you can join the daily cocktail workshop. Attend the 30 minutes cocktail workshop that takes place every day at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:30 PM. Learn how to make delicious cocktails and create 2 different cocktails during this workshop.  If you want to join the workshop at 2:00 PM or 4:00 PM, it is up to you to decide whether you want to do the House of Bols audio-tour before or after the workshop. Please make sure to arrive an hour before the workshop, or have an hour after the workshop to do the tour.  If you would like to do the workshop at 6:30 PM you can only do the tour beforehand and you need to be at House of Bols one hour ahead of time.

Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

3. Amsterdam: The I amsterdam City Card

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam with an I amsterdam City Card, and enjoy free entrance to many of the city's top museums and attractions, including the Rijksmuseum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Moco Museum, and Rembrandt House Museum. The card also comes with discounted entry to other attractions, such as Heineken Experience, Madame Tussauds, and Amsterdam Dungeon. Valid for 24, 48, 72, 96, or 120 hours from first use, unlimited access to the city's public transportation system for the duration of your card allows you to get around quickly. You can also enjoy one free canal cruise from several canal cruise companies at many locations in Amsterdam.. Complete listing offers included in the I amsterdam City Card Free admission to the following museums/attractions: •Allard Pierson Museum Amsterdam •A'DAM Lookout •Amsterdam Museum •Amsterdam Pipe Museum •Amsterdam Tulip Museum •Architectuur Centrum Amsterdam •ARTIS Royal Zoo •ARTIS Micropia •ARTIS Groote Museum •Cobra Museum Amstelveen •Diamond Factories and the Diamond Museum •Do-It-Yourself Foodie Tour •Embassy of the Free Mind •EYE Filmmuseum •Foam - Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam •Fun Forest •Gassan Diamonds •Geelvinck Pianola Museum •Het Grachtenhuis - Museum of the Canals •Hermitage Amsterdam •Hermitage - Museum of the Mind •Hortus Botanicus - Botanical Garden •Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography •Jewish Cutural Quarter - Portugese Synagogue •Jewish Museum - Jewish Cultural Quarter •Luther Museum •Moco Museum •Molen van Sloten & Kuiperijmuseum •Multatuli Museum •Museum de Dageraad •Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder - Our Lord in the Attic •Museum Het Rembrandthuis - Rembrandt House Museum •Museum Het Schip - Amsterdam School Arts and Architecture •Museum Tot Zover - Funeral Museum •Museum Van Loon •Museum Willet-Holthuysen •De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam •Outsider Art Museum – Hermitage •Oude Kerk •Rijksmuseum •Het Scheepvaartmuseum - The National Maritime Museum •Science Center NEMO •The Studio NEMO •Stadsarchief Amsterdam - City Archives •Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam •THIS IS HOLLAND •Tropenmuseum •Verzetsmuseum - Dutch Resistance Museum •Woonbootmuseum - Houseboat Museum Amsterdam Metropolitan Area In Haarlem: •Frans Hals Museum •Teylers Museum •Free Canal Cruise In Volendam/Marken: •Rederij Volendam Marken (ferry) •Volendams Museum In Enkhuizen: •Zuiderzee Museum In Zaanse Schans: •Zaans Museum & Verkade Experience •Kuiperij Tiemstra (Coopery) •Wevershuis- The Weaver’s House •Tsar Peter House, Zaandam •Mill Museum •Zaan Time Museum •De Bonte Hen (Oil Mill) •De Kat (Chalk Mill) •De Schoolmeester (Paper Mill) •Het Jonge Schaap (Sawmill) In Muiden: •Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot •Amsterdam Fortress Island Pampus In Naarden: •Amsterdam Fortress Museum Naarden-Vesting In Laren: •Singer Laren In Zaanse Schans: •Free Ferry from Amsterdam to Zaanse Schans Freebies: •De Drie Fleschjes - Free shot of genever (18+) •Holland Casino Amsterdam - Free entrance (18+) •Haarlem Tourist Office Free canal cruise in Amsterdam: •Blue Boat Company •Canal Company Canal Cruise •Gray Line The #1 Canal Cruise •Lovers Canal Cruises •Amsterdam Circle Line B.V. Free 24h Bike Rental 25% discount – Music & Stage •Bimhuis – Jazz •Boom Chicago - English improvisation comedy theatre •Het Concertgebouw - Classical music •Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ - Contemporary music & classical music •Nationale Opera & Ballet - Dutch National Opera & Ballet 25% discount - Attractions •The Amsterdam Dungeon •Amsterdam Harbour Cruise •Amsterdam Icebar XtraCold (18+) •Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium Tours •Body Worlds •Dutch Cheese & Wine Cruise or Cocktail Cruise •Fabrique des Lumieres •Fashion for Good Museum Amsterdam •Heineken experience •House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience (18+) •Het Kattenkabinet - The Cat Cabinet •Madame Tussauds Amsterdam •Museum of Prostitution – Red Light Secrets •NXT Museum •Once Upon a Time •Our House •Rembrandts Amsterdam •STRAAT museum •Upside Down Amsterdam •25% discount - Transport & Rentals •Pedal boat •Bicycle rental & Bike Tours •Mokumboat.com – Rental boats to drive yourself 25% discount - Food & Drink •Bar Bitterbal •Blue Amsterdam •Dijkers Eten & Drinken •Pancakes Amsterdam •The Pancake Bakery •Restaurant de Hoop op d'Swarte Walvis •Restaurant-Café In de Waag •Restaurant Pasta e Basta •Restaurant Wagamama - Asian restaurant •Taverne de Visscer •Zuiderzee Museum

Amsterdam: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

4. Amsterdam: 1, 2, 3, or 5-Day Go City All-Inclusive Pass

Enjoy unlimited access to Amsterdam's hottest attractions with a city pass for 1, 2, 3, or 5 days. Visit the Moco Museum, discover world-famous collections of historic art, and admire the city from the canals on a cruise. Easily display your pass on your phone and use the digital guide to help you plan your itinerary and make reservations when necessary. There is something for everyone to see with over 25 attractions including the Heineken Experience. Attractions: Heineken Experience (reservations required)RijksmuseumThis Is HollandMoco MuseumA'DAM Lookout100 Highlights CruiseTour de BonTonRoyal Experience - Royal Coster Diamonds1-Hour pedal boatMacBike bike rentalHouseboat MuseumDiamond Museum AmsterdamPancakes AmsterdamJewish Cultural QuarterAmsterdam Pipe MuseumHouse of Bols cocktail experienceAmsterdam Tulip MuseumTony Chocolonely Superstore

Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket + House of Bols Ticket

5. Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket + House of Bols Ticket

Benefit from a package that includes both a 2-day Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket and an admission ticket to House of Bols. With this nightlife package, you will get access to more than 20 nightclubs, special events, experiences, and extras in Amsterdam. You will also get an entrance ticket to the famous House of Bols. At this award-winning experience, you can see the rich history of liquor, as well as taste some of the best cocktails in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about House of Bols

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 2,832 reviews

Very practical and easy to use, it included many interesting activities that if we had gone on our own we might not have thought of doing. We bought the two-day pass and the only question was whether the duration was for calendar days or for periods of 24, 48, etc. hours, because we had an important visit that we could not do during the second day and fortunately we had a margin until 11 AM on the third day. They resolved our doubts by phone (24/7) quickly. Very important: look at which activities require a prior reservation. I also think that the presentation of the list of possible activities should be improved in a more interactive way (it is a PDF and from the mobile it is quite cumbersome to handle as the characters are very small and you have to be constantly enlarging).

The Amsterdam City Card was definitely worth it. We used the tram and metro to get between the more distant destinations more quickly. We didn't really manage all of the included attractions in 5 days :-) Booking timeslots online without buying tickets was a bit complicated for some museums etc. We would book the City Card again for our next visit to Amsterdam!

He public transportation portion was well used. We are ate 2 of the discount estaurantsand enjoyed them. And it was so nice to be able to enter the zoo and museums knowing it was paid with the card.

Very easy and there is a lot of choice of things to do. Public transport is unlimited and you can visit Amsterdam easily. However, you need a good pair of legs because the tram stops are far apart

We did well to take the all-inclusive Go city pass, not to spend on activities. It was useful to us