This idyllic place in the Flevopark will soon be one of my favorite spots for the summer. They turned this old water pump station into a distillery/café. Here they produce the traditional Dutch ‘jenever’, a strong liquor which is popular in the Netherlands and Belgium. I’m not a big fan of the taste of traditional jenever, but I can recommend the fruit (apple & raspberrry) jenevers.
The guy who worked here was so kind to give me a small tour in the distillery, and explained a bit more about the whole process. But every Friday they give an official guided tour around 16:00.
When you sit outside on the terrace, looking at the pond and the green garden, you get the feeling you are anywhere but near busy Amsterdam. Which is a bit true because it is located in Oost, but definitely worth the bike trip or when you’re a little lazy, the tram. The perfect place to relax after a busy week with a special beer, wine or organic soda. See you there!