What I do

-Owner & organizer Perfect Serve Barshow.
-Owner Flying Dutchmen
-Owner and organizer Amsterdam Cocktail Week
-Owner and creator of RevolutionCherry cocktail cherries
-Writer and chief editor of Difford’s Guide NL
-Guest bartending in more than 35 countries around the world.
-Secretary of the board of the NBC, the dutch branch of the IBA.
-Give seminars on cocktails around the world.
-Consultant for liquor brands, bars and hotels.
-Organising and competing in cocktail competitions.

In the 16 years that Timo has bartended full-time, he 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.

As owner of Flying Dutchmen Cocktails together with Tess Posthumus, Timo had the honor to win Esquire’s Best new cocktail bar, Entree best New cocktail bar, a nomination at Tales of the Cocktail best New Cocktail Bar, A mention in Gault-Millau and many more.

Previously, 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 in 2009 for both best new cocktail bar and best cocktail bar.

For the past seven years Timo has been the owner and organizer of The Perfect Serve Barshow the leading convention for professional bartenders in the Netherlands.


Cointreau best bar team (NL)
Bols Around the World (worldwide)
Bacardi Legacy (NL)
Disaronno Mixing Star (NL)
Absolut Invite (NL)
World Class (NL), winner classics round (worldwide)
Merlet (2nd place NL)
NBC nationaal (3rd place)
Entree best bartender (NL)

Awards (with Door 74)

Cointreau best bar team (NL)
4 times in World’s 50 best Bars (best placement number 15 of the world)
2 times nominated in last 4 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans (best new bar, best international cocktail bar)
Time Out best bar (NL)
Esquire best bar (NL)
3 Gouden strik awards (best event 2 times, best cocktail menu)


I write for Sensez and Venuez and I published a book called "Shake it" in 2009.