Slijterij De Ooievaar

geneva and liquor store and distillery

since 1782

A. van Wees distilleerderij De Ooievaar is the one and only craft distillery left in Amsterdam, where genevas and liqueurs are distilled according to authentic recipes with authentic copper kettles.

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Liquor store De Ooievaar in the Jordaan sells its genevers and liquors from its adjoining distillery

De Ooievaar distills over 60 liquors and 18 different kinds of genevers.

Until the Second World War Amsterdam had at least 40 distilleries. Distiller A. van Wees is nowadays the last remaining one in Amsterdam. It was founded in 1782, and is still family run to this day.

Genever

Genever is an age-old Dutch product, distilled from malt wine with juniper berries (Juniperus). These berries were stoked together with the distillate: on the one hand to broaden the taste, but also for alleged medicinal qualities of the juniper berries. Originally genever was mostly drunk as a medicine.

In the Golden Age, Amsterdam was an important European transit port. Amsterdam distillers were the first who produced malt wines from grain. On that basis they distilled genever. With new ingredients they made the spirits better and better. Genever became a popular drink in the 17th century.

Product range

Genevers (Malt, Old, Ship, Very Old, Young, Gin), Liqueurs (Amsterdam, Jordan, Old Dutch), Rum, Vodka.

All geneva and liqueurs of A. van Wees are distilled by using natural ingredients and original recipes. No artificial aromas or flavors are added to the products.

Location

A. van Wees distilleerderij De Ooievaar has its premises in the middle of a residential area in the northern corner of the Jordaan.

Next to the distillery in Driehoekstraat is a liquor store where you can buy all of the 15+ genevas and 60+ liqueurs of this only remaining distiller in Amsterdam.


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A. van Wees Distilleerderij De Ooievaar
Driehoekstraat 10
Amsterdam Centrum


tram 5 Nieuwe Willemsstraat
directions_bus 18 21 22 Buiten Oranjestr.
local_parking Willemspoort


Opening hours

Sun closed
Mon 08:30 - 17:00
Tue 08:30 - 17:00
Wed 08:30 - 17:00
Thu 08:30 - 17:00
Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat closed

official website
www.slijterij-ooievaar.nl

Nederlands English



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Proeflokaal A. van Wees

De Ooievaar has an official tasting room on Herengracht in the Canal Belt of Amsterdam. Its nostalgic setting and old Dutch atmosphere takes you back to the glory years of the VOC (Dutch East India Company).
All 18 genevas and 62 liqueurs of distiller A. van Wees can be tasted at Proeflokaal 'De Admiraal' on the Herengracht in Amsterdam.

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Proeflokaal A. van Wees

official tasting room of A. van Wees Distilleerderij