The House of Bols is a cocktail bar and visitor attraction in the middle of Amsterdam. As alcoholic drinks are served at the House of Bols, you need to be at least 18 to visit. Lucas Bols is a spirit that goes back as far as 1575. This makes it the oldest brand of spirit in the world today. There is also a chance to sample the Dutch spirit, Bol Genever, which also has a long history, dating back to 1820.
When you visit the House of Bols , you will find out that it is much more than just another cocktail bar. There are, in fact 12 bars at the House of Bols, where you can experience different flavours. There are 38 different varieties of Bols liqueurs and different rooms such as the Bols Genever room the cocktail club and the extraordinary Delfts blue room.
When you end your tour of the House of Bols, you will go to the Mirror Bar, where the bar staff will make, especially for you, your favourite cocktail from Bols Genever and liqueur. There is also the Flair Booth where you are able to learn the showmanship side of the bartending trade, where you attempt to juggle the bottles while mixing a drink.
Take A Mixing Course
At the House of Bols you can discover a whole new world of taste sensations. If you want to take your tour further, you can take one of their beginners courses, where you get a chance to really get involved in the action. It is very much a visitor experience, where you are encouraged to try making and mixing your own drinks. Taking a course in the House of Bols bartending academy is a great, fun, thing to do with a group of friends or family.
For those that are already in, or those that would like to be in, the world of bartending and cocktail making, the House of Bols holds professional courses which will help you to get a job in the glamorous world of cocktail bartending.
Shopping And Directions
Although there is no shop onsite, there is an online store where you can buy anything from mixing shakers to House of Bols clothing, in fact everything that you need in order to become your own House of Bols bartender.
The House of Bols is situated in central Amsterdam at,
Paulus Potterstraat 14
1071 CZ Amsterdam
Tel: (+31) 20 5708575