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. The distinctive Proeflokaal that houses a very special collection of antique bottles still maintains the tradition of bowing for the first sip.
Opening hours: daily from 2 to 9 pm
In order to preserve the individual character of the proeflokaal, we do not allow groups of more than 7 persons at a time.
For groups of up to 12 persons we offer interesting tastings in our separate tasting room. During a tasting, including a 15 minute tour of the distillery next door, you will learn more about the history of Wynand Fockink and our products.
A 45 minute Wynand Fockink tasting session (2 liqueurs, 2 genevers, 1 brandy and 1 bitter) including a 15 minute distillery tour costs € 17,50 per person and is held weekly on Saturday and Sunday:
- 3:00-4:00 pm
- 4:30-5:30 pm
- 6:00-7:00 pm
- 7:30-8:30 pm
Welcome to the 17th century tasting room Wynand Fockink. Here you will find more information about the tour in the tasting room of Wynand Fockink.
You will find the Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal (Dutch for tasting tavern) 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 Proeflokaal 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. Wynand Fockink produces more than 70 Dutch liqueurs and genevers which can be tasted in an authentic 17 century environment in the old time honoured way of bowing to the drink and slurping the first sip from a traditional tulip glass.