Located in a renovated pumping station on the water near the entrance to the Flevopark, this small distillery is partly owned by former archaeologist Kees Filius who has a passion for the Dutch tradition of distilling spirits. Disappointed that many of the mainstream Dutch distillers had forsaken the ancient art of distilling that had been practiced during Holland’s golden age, he and his business partner decided to create their own jenevers, bitters, eau de vie, liqueurs and fruit jenevers according to long forgotten recipes that were unearthed from old books and documents. After years of trial and error the 't Nieuwe Diep Distillery now produces roughly 100 of its own spirits made in small batches at this wonderful and historic location where even Rembrandt once painted its sublime view. A tour of the facilities is available every Friday at 16:00, but you can visit its tasting room on weekdays and sample the goods for yourself or buy a bottle to bring home as the perfect Amsterdam souvenir. This is a truly unique local experience that should not be missed.