The hospitable, authentic and robust Admiraal, is settled in a former stable at the Herengracht 319, which became a distillery later on. Lots of stuff reminds you at the former distillery, such as the beautiful waterpomp (so called ‘trouser’pomp), which was used to cool the distillation vessel, during the distillation proces. So do the tables and couches, that are made from used casks. The bar is made from old, oak sleepers, the kitchen is a half potstill. At the wall you will find paintings of the Dutch painter van Piet van Wijngaerdt (1873-1964) and Mesdag.
Whoever wants to go to the toilet, finds himself entering a huge, oak barrel of 10.000 liters. The wooden beams are decorated with authentic cooper tools and in the back you will se an old Advocatmill and more potstills.
Nowadays the products from A. van Wees distilleerder de Ooievaar are presented here. They’re the last real familydistillery in the capital. In short, De Admiraal is a typical, representative destination in Amsterdam for those who love originality and prefer to taste its true flavours.