DUTCH DISTILLERS DISTRICT, THE STORY

In Schiedam one can smell, taste and see jenever (Dutch gin) heritage. The historic buildings in the city centre as well as the highest windmills in the world are a reminder of the time Schiedam was the beating hart of the jenever and gin industry.  

 

 

Celebrate Dutch Distillers history

From March through June, S'DAM celebrates its Dutch Distillers District with various events. Try over 100 different types of gins, jenevers, cocktails and mocktails during the Jeneverfestival. Enjoy different types of entertainment and discover various hidden gems in the city center during IDDF or visit Proef! de Plantage, a cultural festival with food, cocktails, art and activities for every age. 

 

world cocktail weekend

world cocktail weekend

IDDF

IDDF

Nationale Molendag

Nationale Molendag

Jeneverfestival

Jeneverfestival

DISTILLERS TOURS & TICKETS

Go out and explore the historic city centre by booking one of the surprising and unique Distillers Tours and discover the Dutch Distillers District. And top it off with a proper Schiedam’ Gin Tonic and settle down on one of the many terraces available.  

Bobby's Bar Tour

Bobby's Bar Tour

Jenever & Gin tasting

Jenever & Gin tasting

JENEVERMUSEUM & WALVISCHMOLEN

JENEVERMUSEUM & WALVISCHMOLEN

Make Your Own Gin

Make Your Own Gin

Secrets Unveiled: Inside Loopuyt's Speakeasy

Secrets Unveiled: Inside Loopuyt's Speakeasy

Spirit of Schiedam Tour

Spirit of Schiedam Tour

Dutch Distillers District Tour

Dutch Distillers District Tour

whisper boat tours

whisper boat tours

PEAKY BLINDERS MYSTERY GIN TOUR

PEAKY BLINDERS MYSTERY GIN TOUR

Jenever & gin hotspots in Schiedam

Besides being the distillers capital of the Netherlands, Schiedam is also a city of artists, musicians and writers. Because of this, the city is buzzing with activities. There’s always an interesting festival, event or exposition around.

MOLENS IN SCHIEDAM

MOLENS IN SCHIEDAM

Jeneverreclames | wandelroute

Jeneverreclames | wandelroute

Jeneverie 't SPUL

Jeneverie 't SPUL

POST

POST

Oniria

Oniria

1714

1714

Locomotiefsteeg

Locomotiefsteeg

MEET THE DISTILLERS | Experts in Jenever & Gin in Schiedam

The 18th century was the Gilded Age of Schiedam. At its peak, Schiedam housed 392 active distilleries and mills. The malt wine industry replaced the existing textile industry and herringfishing.   The reason for this was the declining liqour export from France.  
Schiedam-made gin and jenever was exported all over the world. The industry gave Schiedam the nickname Black Nazareth, as the coal-fired distilleries blackened the city.  

National Jenevermuseum Distillery

National Jenevermuseum Distillery

Bobby's Gin

Bobby's Gin

LOOPUYT & CO DISTILLERS

LOOPUYT & CO DISTILLERS

Rynbende Spirits

Rynbende Spirits

SAU

SAU

KONINKLIJKE DE KUYPER

KONINKLIJKE DE KUYPER

NOLET DISTILLERY

NOLET DISTILLERY

SERIOUS BEE DISTILLERS

SERIOUS BEE DISTILLERS

ONDER DE BOOMPJES

ONDER DE BOOMPJES

HERMAN JANSEN

HERMAN JANSEN

CATZ

CATZ

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