Wynand Fockink started his distillery around 340 years ago, in 1679, in the centre of Amsterdam. Nowadays you can still find our distillery next to our authentic tastingroom.
Taste and enjoy the 340 years of experience in our craft made liqueurs and genevers!

Amsterdam's Oldest Tasting Room

The bar of our tasting room is open daily from 2 PM untill 9PM and free accesible. 

The authentic ‘Proeflokaal’ (Dutch for tasting room/bar) 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. 

In order to preserve the individual character of the bar (and also we are not a big bar), we do not allow groups of more than 7 persons at a time.

Our History

In around 1679 Wynand Fockink started a liqueur distillery. Soon a tasting tavern was added, where customers could taste and buy the products. To this day our liqueurs and genevers are still being made using the same 17th century traditional craft methods.

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In around 1679 Wynand Fockink started a liqueuer distillery.