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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
5/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
great shop, helpful staff.
also huge ammount of beer glasses for sale.
awesome selection of american, belgian, german and more brews...
found beers i never thought ill have.
shame they dont have a bar.
wish i could sit and drink the beers there aswell..
02-23-2014 12:50:49 | More by Chichecardozo
4.84/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Tight and cramped, but for a good reason.
Place is jammed with all kinds of goodies.
Oddest thing was the first bottle I saw when I walked in was Kuhnhenn Dark Heathen. Wow! How did that get here? They have other US craft brewers and plenty of good ones.
Obviously they have a great selection of De Molen and Mikkeller. They also have a tiny lower level full of lambics (Cantillon, etc).
Great shop! Super friendly and helpful staff.
Amazing selection of glassware too.
Just wish the place was bigger.
11-29-2013 21:05:01 | More by FEUO
4.49/5 rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Nice people with a really nice bottle shop. They like to trade. Absolutely the best bottle shop in the city and surrounding area. Good selection of local, Belgian, and American beer. We brought them several barrel aged beers from the Midwest, and we walked away with some really cool stuff. You absolutely MUST visit here if you are a BA user and in Amsterdam.
11-25-2013 03:03:39 | More by Fluffheady
4.86/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The wife and I showed up here pretty late on Halloween night in Amsterdam.
Hands down the best bottle shop I have ever been in, not because of their selection, but because of the service. They have a great selection of Dutch beers (obviously) and that was what I was there for. Why would I want anything other than Dutch beers while in The Netherlands?
What sold me on the place was that I walked in and the woman who works there (can't remember her name) asked what style of beers I liked. My answer was followed immediately by her literally running around the store grabbing every single good Dutch beer from the styles I had mentioned. She even took the time to stop and describe each one to my wife and I before she placed it on the section of shelf she had just cleared off specifically as a place to put all the beers for me to choose from. I have never even experienced anything close to this in a bottle shop before. The enthusiasm and commitment to service makes this place my favorite bottle shop of all time. A must visit for anyone in Amsterdam.
11-11-2013 18:52:15 | More by TheBaumer
4.93/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Been to Amsterdam twice this year, about 12 days total. Not one went by without a stop at De Bierkoning. Everything from Westy 12, 10 and 8 to a range of Cantillon (scored two 50N/40E there for $30 Euro) and other crucial breweries like Brouwerij de Molen to name a few. Also have an impressive selection of U.S. craft beers, scored a PtE there that was two weeks old. If you are in Amsterdam this is a must.
And once you're done at De Bierkoning hit Beer Temple around the corner.
10-06-2013 23:13:24 | More by dvnb
4.86/5 rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
On a recent trip to Amsterdam I made sure to stop by De Bierkoning and see what all the fuss was about. I was quite happy with my visit. The staff was helpful and talkative, the store was nice and decent sized for European standards (though very small by American ones).
Good selection of great beers. No Westy, though I'm told they occasionally have it. Had a few Russian Rivers (not the the Plinys) but they were in the 30 euro range so I decided to wait until I was in CA again. Good prices on Cantillon (picked up some St. Lumnivous for 13 euro). Much cheaper than I saw in Brussels just a mile or so from the brewery (the brewery was out of SL last few times I went). Trappist beers wee a bit pricey, but that is coming from Belgium. Rochefort 10 for 5 euro or so is somewhat offputting when you can get it for under 2 at most grocery stores across the Belgian border. A good amount of good american beers (Left Hand and Clown Shoes), but kind of pricey, too. Very nice selection of other nationalities (German, UK, etc...).
All in all, a great place to visit in Amsterdam but know the prices before you go in. You might pay more than you need to if you're not careful.
06-12-2013 10:40:18 | More by Dreizhen
4.64/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
First places review here, so I'll start with a gem. I'm traveling by ship and have finally hit Europe after several months of Asia which was great but really only fizzy AALs were available since I didn't have time or means to venture far enough to find great beer. Today's my first day in Amsterdam and I found De Bierkoning after seeing the positive BA reviews.
Definitely worth the trip. It's just a little beyond the Madame Tousade Wax Museum, so I skipped right past that and saw a huge stack of beer crates being delivered. Not too hard to find, and as soon as you step in you can see the fantastic selection for a relatively small establishment. I had a backpack on and asked to set it down so I wouldn't knock anything over; the lady working the store by herself kindly set it aside for me.
The selection is fantastic. Lots of Belgian and Dutch brews, and I saw all three Westvleterens there and grabbed a XIII along with several quads. I'm limited to the amount of alcohol I can travel with, so 6 bottles was my limit, and it was hard to cut myself off. Lots of lambics, trappists, and a surprising assortment of US beers including Three Floyds, Jolly Pumpkin, and others I can't get in Virginia so it was jaw-dropping to see them here.
Prices on beers were quite good for the less rare stuff. I got Rochefort 10 for less than I'd pay at home and not much more than in European chain grocery stores that carry it. The Westy was a bit pricy at 16 euro but I figured I'd splurge on one since I've never seen one in person. Some of the US stuff was pricy, too (Clown Shoes, for example), but on average not out of line and certainly not jacked up in price for being relatively close to the touristy part of Amsterdam.
Atmosphere was quaint with an old yellow cat roaming the store; service was pretty good for the store being busy on a drizzly afternoon with one person on staff. She was very friendly when answering my questions and checking out my purchase.
Definitely worth a visit.
05-16-2013 17:27:22 | More by VAcrossr
4.77/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Very good location near the Dam. The street itself is quite quiet without much noise. Huge variety of beers from all over the world very hard to find in other places. When I went there they had the rare Westvleteren 12 which, by the way, was quite expensive (though the drink was worth it). Overall the beers have a high prize but not too expensive.
The shop assistants are very friendly and helpful.
A must-go place for beer lovers in Amsterdam.
05-13-2013 21:13:06 | More by jonmikel
4.97/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
De Bierkoning is definitely my go-to place for rare or unusual beers, or even just for trying something new. As others have said, it's located right off the Dam, which makes it very accessible and in a very nice area of town.
Atmosphere in the shop is definitely nice, with a kind of old-fashioned style interior. The shop is, however, very cramped and can be difficult to maneuver around in if anyone else is present. The selection is quite impressive though, and I feel that that makes up for it. Their boast of 1000 beers on stock seems pretty accurate, as the whole store is stocked from floor to ceiling essentially with beers from around the world. These are also ordered by country, making it easier to make a selection. There seems to be plenty of rare and just generally high quality brews here, ranging from fairly normally priced, but quality beers, up to the higher end expensive and hard to find stuff. Also a fantastic selection of glassware that spans an entire wall, so pretty much anything you could need in that department is covered as well.
Staff are always willing to help and are very knowledgeable about the beers they carry and beer culture.
This, with the huge selection and easy accessibility, make it an excellent choice for anyone looking for a shop in the Netherlands
05-13-2013 11:51:45 | More by freneticamnesic
4.3/5 rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Lots of lots of beer. Belgian, US (very fresh, own import), Danish, UK, Italian and Dutch plus some unexpected countries.
Impressive assortment of sour and vintage Belgian beers.
Lots of beer glass and other stuff, too. Some of them quite cheap.
Friendly staff with good knowledge of all the beers. And a cuddly cat.
04-03-2013 18:21:04 | More by bark
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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