Gin and Rum Festival
Fans of popular cocktails like Mojitos, White Russians, Pina Coladas and Caipirinhas - as well as die-hard fans with more adventurous tastes - will be flocking to the Gin and Rum Festival to taste different brands of gin and rum!
The Gin and Rum Festival is back again, this time larger than ever and in new locations across the Netherlands! Taste the gin, rum and other spirits in The Hague, Den Bosch, Rotterdam and Utrecht.
Over 100 types of gin and rum
Choose from over 100 types of gin and rum. As well as drink stalls where you can enjoy and compare many types of gin, rum, Dutch jenever and vermouth, you can take your pick of food stalls for when you get peckish, offering foods like burgers and hotdogs, as well as typical Dutch snacks like frites met mayonnaise.
Gin and Rum Festival locations
Here are the different cities in which gin-loving expats can enjoy the festivities:
- The Hague, Grote Kerk on April 15
- Den Bosch, Congress Centre on April 22
- Rotterdam, Laurenskerk on May 13
- Utrecht, Nikolaikerk, May 20
Gin and Rum Festival Programme
The gin-tasting sessions are just the tip of the iceberg: besides sipping many fine examples of gin, rum, jenever and vermouth from an impressive range of different distilleries, there is a fascinating festival programme.
Speakers give talks about their roles and experiences in the gin and rum industries, including distilling and packaging. Others give the lowdown on the history of cocktails, so you can get the full well-rounded back-story of your favourite alcoholic beverages.
Meanwhile, soak up the amazing atmosphere that is enhanced by amazing live music and traditional Dutch games. Get ready to show your moves on the dancefloor of the silent disco.
Buy your tickets
Tickets sell out quickly, so buy your Gin and Rum Festival tickets on the festival website for the festival, workshops and talks.