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Amsterdam: Cheese Tasting by Henri Willig with Wine

1. Amsterdam: Cheese Tasting by Henri Willig with Wine

Discover the delicious cheeses of Henri Willig at a cheese tasting workshop in the heart of Amsterdam and learn about the traditional cheese making process in an authentic cheese factory atmosphere. Multilingual guides will show you a short film to demonstrate the cheese making process, while you enjoy some of the finest cheeses with cheese dips and mustard. Complete your journey into cheese with a glass of wine or specialty beer brewed for Henry Willig. Henri Willig was born and raised in Katwoude, a small village located at the foot of a dyke between lush green meadows; a picture postcard example of exactly what Holland should look like! Henri and his wife Riet took over the farm in 1974 and they have been producing high quality, traditionally prepared cheeses ever since.

Amsterdam: House of Bols Admission Ticket

2. 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

3. 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: Cheese Experience with Gift and Discount

4. Amsterdam: Cheese Experience with Gift and Discount

Witness an authentic demonstration on how Dutch cheese is made. Learn how much milk is needed for one kilogram of cheese and see the equipment that is used to make cheese, all in downtown Amsterdam. The friendly staff of Henri Willig, donned in traditional Dutch clothing, will explain everything about the cheese-making process in a 5-10 minute demonstration. Afterwards, browse the shop, which also offers a wide selection of souvenirs and other typical Dutch treats such as stroopwafels (syrup waffles) and chocolate.  With over 20 different flavors of Gouda cheese, the choice may not be easy; a sample tasting allows you to try almost all the flavors, making the decision much more manageable.  The experienced staff is also ready to assist you in making your choice between, for example, fenugreek, hot and spicy, and pesto. Grab one to enjoy at home, or to give away as a special gift.

Amsterdam: Cocktail-Making Workshop

5. Amsterdam: Cocktail-Making Workshop

After gathering at the tour meeting point, begin your team building activity which sees you spend time crafting drinks with your hands. Your teacher, an experienced bartender and passionate shaker, stirrer, and drinker himself, is up for the challenge. Listen as your guide informs you all you need to know about different combinations, histories, traditions, and methods on how to best appreciate your libations. Enjoy the awesome atmosphere, select your ingredients, and concoct something either classy and classic, or daring and different. Experiment with flavors such as coconut, chocolate, peach, and vanilla, and see if you can make something brilliant happen.

Amsterdam: Red Light District Photoshoot in Former Brothel

6. Amsterdam: Red Light District Photoshoot in Former Brothel

Dress up in outrageous costumes and get some glamor shots in a former brothel in Amsterdam's Red Light district with this attraction ticket. Be sent digital copies of your pictures by email. Stay hydrated during your professional shoot with tea, coffee, and soft drinks. Meet your host and photographer at the meeting point. Learn about the history of the area. Put on costumes and fun accessories like wigs, scarves and jewelry. Take your picture while standing in a red-light window in a former brothel. See what life is like on the other side of the glowing lights while uncovering facts about the venue. Hear about how the Red Light district has transformed and find out about future plans for this district. Receive your pictures by email after your photo shoot.

Amsterdam: The Diamond Engagement Ring Workshop

7. Amsterdam: The Diamond Engagement Ring Workshop

This diamond engagement ring workshop was developed for couples who want to learn more about diamonds or are preparing for an engagement or anniversary. Buying an engagement ring is special in itself but adding the experience of education and polishing a diamond by yourself will make it truly an unforgettable experience.  A diamond is a physical manifestation of the feelings of love and affection the giver has for the new owner. To be able to go on a journey that starts millions of years ago and ends on the finger of your loved one is a remarkable and beautiful experience. When you arrive at Royal Coster, your host will explain the origins of diamonds in your own language. He or she will show you some of the world’s most fascinating diamond artifacts. Let an experienced diamond polisher show you how a diamond is polished. You will learn how remarkable a diamond actually is.  Finally, the two of you are taken to a luxurious VIP room to be shown a variety of diamonds and settings. Here, you can enjoy a glass of champagne and browse through the largest collection of diamonds in Europe. 

Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket + House of Bols Ticket

8. 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.

Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

9. Van Gogh Museum & Rijksmuseum: Timed Entrance & Guided Tour

Visit the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam’s top art venues, on this 5-hour guided small-group tour. Your expert guide will take you on an exciting journey through the history of art and you’ll also learn about Dutch civilization through the centuries. Enjoy skip-the-line admission at the museums and follow the chronological path of art and its historical context. See some of history's most famous works of art, concentrating on the Dutch Golden Age and well-known artists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire The Night Watch by Rembrandt, Milkmaid by Vermeer, and Tree Roots and Trunks, which was Van Gogh’s last painting. Your guide will tell you about all the important works you see, explaining techniques used and the significance of the works as well.

Amsterdam: 1, 2, or 4 Visit Fitness Pass

10. Amsterdam: 1, 2, or 4 Visit Fitness Pass

Access hundreds of daily fitness classes across more than 30 gyms with the Amsterdam Fitness Pass. Workout options accommodate your schedule and fitness level, from spinning to Pilates, and yoga to running. Benefit from free cancellation up to 2 hours before the class starts, and you can say goodbye to membership fees. Simply choose the pass that works for you with options for 1, 2, or 4 entries, and you have a year to use it from the moment of purchase. Once you activate your pass, you then have 15 days to use your 2 or 4 visits. First, choose your Fitness Pass, then you'll receive a payment confirmation from GetYourGuide. A follow-up email will be sent with your specific link and password, which you will use to reserve your entry and/or book your class. Some of the gyms you'll have access to: • The Gym Lounge • Sport Natural • Neck sports • Equal Yoga Studios • Amstelgym • WattCycling Amsterdam • Lijfkracht • Sean Leisure & Sport • Round11 • Mylife Purmerend • Fresh Fitness • Highstudio's • Clubsportive • Trainmore Gyms

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 597 reviews

We were lucky to find this despite not planning activities in advance. I guess business is not up on it's former height due to covid. Nice experience.

Brilliant tour. Big thanks to the guy who did our tour (really sorry I didn’t catch his name) he was full of enthusiasm and made the tour so much fun

This experience was really amazing. Our bartender who was teaching us was funny, patient and kind. I would highly recommend this activity for anyone.

Very friendly and helpful stuff, great insight into the cheese production. Super tasty wine and cheese. Would totally recommend!

Amazing experience!!! Totally recommended if you like cocktails!!!!!!