Our neighborhood is brimming with a marvelous mix of highly touristy bustle and deeply authentic treasures, which are, of course, the favorite finds for all visitors. One of those hidden gems is the Wijnand Fokkink Proeflokaal, a tasting tavern and liquor store in Pijlsteeg, a mall alley just off Dam Square, which dates back to 1679. You’ll find all the famous Dutch liqueurs, bitters, brandies and ‘genevers’ you can dream off and they look and taste just like they did in the Golden Age. How’s that for a mouthwatering souvenir?