Editor:  De Redactie • Publication:  01 January 2018



The Flying Dutchman

At The Flying Dutchman they know their craft, this is the place to be for a cocktail in the city. They focus on the old-but golden cocktails that have been crafted and perfected by the generations before us. With a 500 bottle back bar there are many different drinks to choose from. Their skilled cocktail shakers can create any cocktail and highlight the unique qualities of every ingredients in a perfect balance of flavor and style. Flying Dutchmen Cocktails is a cocktail bar situated inside the monumental Odeon building and is owned by Timo Janse and Tess Posthumus.

Flying Dutchmen Cocktails

Best Cocktailbar 2018: The Flying Dutchmen

The Flying Dutchmen is recently awarded “best cocktail bar 2018”  at the Entree Hospitality Awards. This means they’re not only the best cocktail bar in Amsterdam, but in the whole of The Netherlands. All the more reason for you to pay them a visit.

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What’s in a name?

The legend of the Flying Dutchman (de Vliegende Hollander) concerns a ghost ship that can never make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. Captain Willem van der Decken lived in Terneuzen and was known as a brave man. Around the year 1676 his ship disappeared on one of his voyages. En route to the Indies, a violent storm occurred near the Cape of Good Hope. Instead of waiting out the storm, the captain proceeded with his journey, against the wishes of the weather gods. Since then, he is doomed to sail forever and to this day the story of the ship ‘that flies over the waves’ is told by sailors all over the world.

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Sofitel Legend The Grand
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 020 555 3111
+31 (0)20 555 31 11


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