You will find the Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal (Dutch for tasting room) and liquor store in the Pijlsteeg, an alley behind the National Monument on the Dam square in Amsterdam. In around 1679 Wynand Fockink started a liqueur distillery. Soon a tasting room was added, where customers could taste and buy the products. To this day, this practice has continued; here liqueurs and genevers are still being made using the same 17th century traditional craft methods. More than 70 Dutch liqueurs and genevers can be tasted in an authentic 17th century environment in the old time honoured way: bowing to the drink and slurping the first sip from a traditional tulip glass.
Historical Tasting Room
The authentic Proeflokaal (Dutch for tasting tavern) has retained its 17th century character and product assortment. A great variety of genevers and liqueurs is served here. Among the various liqueurs you will find many Old Dutch liqueurs such as ‘Volmaakt Geluk’ (Perfect Bliss), ‘Bruidstranen’ (Bride’s Tears) en ‘Hansje in de Kelder’ (Jack in the Cellar). Liqueurs such as ‘De Boswandeling’ (A Walk in the Woods) en de ‘Half en Half’ (Half & Half) have made Wynand Fockink world famous. Next to these delicious liqueurs, genevers and fruit brandies, you can also enjoy some excellent draft beers.
In the store you are spoiled for choice with over sixty different liqueurs, but also handcrafted genevers, bitters and brandies. The various products are available in different sizes or together with the original tulip glasses in a stylish gift box. In Amsterdam Wynand Fockink is known for their wide range of authentic and hand crafted products. Therefore, a visit to the distillery in combination with a tasting session, is quite impressive.
Daily from 2pm to 9pm
Address and map
Wynand Fockink Tasting Room and liquor store
Pijlsteeg 31, 1012 HH Amsterdam
Telephone +31(0)20 639 2695
Go to their website for more information.