Wynand Fockink

Top choice distillery in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Dating from 1679, this small tasting house in an arcade behind Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky serves scores of jenevers (Dutch gins) and liqueurs. Although there's no seating, it's an intimate place to knock back a shot glass or two. At weekends, guides give 45-minute distillery tours (in English) that are followed by six tastings; reserve online.

If you're deliberating over flavours, try the house speciality boswandeling (secret of the forest), a vivacious combination of young jenever, herb bitters and orange liqueur – the result tastes like cloves.


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