TESS POSTHUMUS AND TIMO JANSE OPEN COCKTAIL BAR IN DUTCH NATIONAL MONUMENT
'FLYING DUTCHMEN COCKTAILS' OPENS MID-DECEMBER AT SINGEL 460 IN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands best bartenders Tess Posthumus and Timo Janse announced in September that they were looking for a location for their first cocktail bar. After almost 10 years, the duo behind Amsterdam Cocktail Week, Perfect Serve Barshow and Difford's Guide NL left the internationally renowned speakeasy bar Door 74. The location was found in the Odeon, a national Dutch monument at Singel 460 in the heart of Amsterdam. Flying Dutchmen Cocktails opens her doors to the public in mid-December. Whoever wants to stay informed could already follow the cocktail bar on facebook.com/flyingdutchmencocktails.
Finding the perfect location in a month. How do you do that? For Tess Posthumus, already 3 years in the top 10 best bartenders in the world, and Timo Janse, that was not as easy as it seems. "For three years we are talking about our own bar and we were actively looking for more than two years. And then you sometimes come to be surprised”, says Posthumus. A slot machine obligation that suddenly turns up just days before signing the contract, or a withheld Owners Association document that appears to contain a complete foundation recovery. The request to property owners from Posthumus and Janse to get in touch did not come as a surprise.
Flying Dutchmen Cocktails The duo can now look back smiling. Janse: "By sending out a press release that we were looking for a property, we got a lot of media attention and it worked.” After the news spread, our mailbox exploded. Dozens of tips came in, including a message from Bert van der Leden of IQ Creative about the beautiful location of Singel 460. Posthumus and Janse rent the front room, where former beer café Hoppa was located.