Flying Dutchman Cocktails
Ever since he was a small child, Timo Janse always loved mixing ingredients. At first it was a special potion that he found in the garden containing snails and poison berries to give to his mother (he liked his baby sitter better),
Later during college it was creating shots to serve to his friends.
After deciding the financial accounting life was not for him, Timo decided to be as good a bartender as he could be. The first time he was let behind the wood of a bar, he knew it was his favorite place in the world to be.
During the 15 years that would come, Timo gave it his best to deserve the title bartender,
including getting high scores at the WSET, competing internationally (winner Bols Around the World, global finalist for Absolut invite, World Class, Bacardi Legacy and Disaronno) and nationally, and giving seminars around the world including Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.
He has made over 600.000 cocktails in his career.
Also, as Bar manager of Door 74 since it opened over seven years ago, he has received many awards, including being the only Dutch bar EVER to be nominated at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans for both best new cocktail bar, and two years ago for best international bar.
Also, Door 74 has featured in the “World's 50 best bar” list four times, currently holding the number 33 spot (number 26, 15, and 23 before that).
Since 22 December of 2017, Timo is the proud owner of Flying Dutchmen Cocktails in the heart of Amsterdam. As this has been his dream from the start this is truly something special for him and the bar is situated in the Odeon in a magnificent building.
For the past two years he has been co-owner of Amsterdam Cocktail Week, an event that is held in over 45 different bars focusing on the stimulation of the cocktail industry towards the consumer.
Timo has written and has been featured in many national and international magazines and newspapers, including several in-flight magazines.
For the past 5 years Timo has been the owner and organizer of Perfect Serve Barshow Amsterdam (www.perfectserve-barshow.com) the leading convention for professional bartenders in the Netherlands.
Also, he has been co-owner of Amsterdam Cocktail Week since 2016, an event aimed at consumers taking place in more than 40 bars throughout the city to popularize the mixed drink.
Since 2016 he is also the secretary of the board for the NBC, the dutch branch of the IBA.
Timo is part of the jury for the seminars at Tales of the cocktail, as well as a judge for The World’s 50 best bars, and BCB’s Mixology awards
and has guest bartended and judged cocktail competitions in over 25 different countries, including China, Russia, Iceland, Mexico and Taiwan.