WHUT? 5 GIN FESTIVALS THIS YEAR?
Yes! The Gin Festival will take place for the 4rd time in Amsterdam (May 18), for the third time in Utrecht (7 & 8 June) and for the second time in Rotterdam (Saturday June 22) AND we will have our first touch-down in Leiden (March 23 & 24) and Eindhoven (June 29).
And how many days for each festival?
Depending on the city and the size of the venue, the festivals are held on either 1 or 2 days.
Leiden and Utrecht are both 2 days, as the venues are more intimate.
Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven are both on 1 day as they are held in much larger venues.
What are the opening hours?
All festivals days will be open for public from 15:00 and 22:00.
The only exception is Sunday the 24th in Leiden, when we will be open from 13:00 till 20:00.
On all days, the last call will be made 30 minutes before closing time.
What is included in the ticket price?
The admission price includes access to the Gin Festival for the session of your choice and a tasting glass. Tasting of the spirits is included in the price as well. There are seminars, tastings and masterclasses, but these may require a fee to participate. You can make reservations online for the School of Gin in Amsterdam already, the other events will be online soon!
Sounds good, but what if I like to buy a mixed drink?
Each brand will sell you their Perfect Serve, a.k.a. the best way to enjoy their spirit or mixer. You can pay with coins, which you can purchase at the Festival. A coin costs € 1 each, a mix will cost 5 to 7 coins, for which you will get a proper mix, with ice and garnish. One sidenote: to abolish all plastic cups at the Festival you can purchase your own longdrink for 2 coins, to enjoy the mixes. These aren’t your average boring glasses, but they are awesome Libbey glasses!
Wait a second, so I purchase my own longdrink glass?
That’s right. After careful consideration, we decided that this is the best way to minimize plastic waste and to keep the prices for the mixes low. You can purchase a nice glass at the Festival for 2 coins (€ 2 total) which will be yours to keep. If you need it clean again, you can go to a Cleaning Point to clean or trade the glass.
And if I get hungry?
Balancing food and drinking is very important to enjoy the Festival to the max. It is hard to determine the amount of food points for each festival as the food stands run independently from our festival. We experienced lines that were a bit too long the last editions, taking up precious gin-tasting time. We are looking into the best way to provide you good food at a good speed.
And yes, we have considerably more food than last year, so don’t worry!
And what if it rains?
Of course it won’t rain 😉
Well alright, there is always a chance of some showers. Fortunately all the stands are indoors, so don’t worry about getting wet from the rain!
I have purchased a ticket, but haven't received it yet!
You have most likely made a typo in your emailadress when you purchased the tickets.
No worries though, send a mail to Albert@mistercocktail.nl and I’ll sort everything for you.
I noticed the School of Gin is not free anymore, how come?
The School of Gin was one of the most succesfull implementations on the last 3 editions.
However, the costs for running this eductional program were very, very high.
We also really wanted this to return on all 5 festivals in 2019 and the only way to make this work is to ask a cover fee of € 10 per seat. You will get a 1-hour tasting of things related to gin and tonic and you get to make your own g&t. Go to the ticket page of the festival of your liking to book a seat!
Gin festivals Nederland
Gin is niet meer weg te denken uit Nederland. De afgelopen jaren is het G&T menu een vast onderdeel van elke bar geworden en ontdekken steeds meer mensen dat ze thuis ook perfect kunnen experimenteren met deze mix! Tegelijk komen er steeds meer nieuwe merken op de markt. Het Gin Festival is de perfecte plek om met alle nieuwe èn oude gins kennis te maken. Je ontmoet de makers ervan, hoort hun verhalen en proeft de lekkerste combinaties.