De Bierkoning

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De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
BA SCORE
100
world-class

66 Ratings
Ratings: 66
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4.68
pDev: n/a
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Paleisstraat 125
Amsterdam, 1012 ZL
Netherlands
phone: +31 20 625 2336

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bierkoning

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Absolutely deserving of its 100 rating. Best bottle shop I've ever been to - I'm sure there are comparable places in the States, but coming from the UK this place was a miracle.

Things that I was particularly excited to find:

Plead the 5th
Uerige Doppelsticke (after failing to find this in Germany, I never thought I'd stumble on it in Amsterdam)
Incredible selection of de Molen (maybe 30 different beers)
And large quantities of two of my favourite Christmas beers: Stille Nacht and Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Huge selection of glasses

Prices were generally fair, though I wasn't planning on shelling out €99 for Stille Nacht Reserva. I also felt the Westys were comparatively overpriced - I remember in Bruges 12 was priced at around €10, so €15.90 for each of them seemed a bit steep.

One of the guys working there was really helpful and took me round the shop in hunt of smoked beers - came out with some good suggestions, including a number from de Molen along with some other Dutch breweries I hadn't come across before.

I went late afternoon on a Saturday and the shop was unsurprisingly packed in the run-up to Christmas - probably best to go in the morning if you can - it's a narrow shop which makes it slightly stressful when it's packed with customers.

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Fdevries
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Beervana
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of 22Blue
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BreweryRun
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Brabander
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Very good selection of beers from all over the world and some the beers are for very decent prices.

Photo of AlexM
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of AdamNowek
5/5  rDev +6.8%

The name is accurate: these guys are truly the beer kings of Amsterdam. They have a diverse selection from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and a few other assorted places such as Denmark and Japan.

If anyone wants to help me convince these guys to start stocking some nice Canadian beers, though, then that would make it perfect.

Photo of millelacsmark
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of drtth
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of aoampm
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kingjohnh
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kermis
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of deg
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

A small little place, easy to find. The owners packed a lot into a little place. I noted American beers that I can't get here in America. They have a huge selection of glassware. I didn't spend much time looking at the glassware because I was there to buy beer to bring back to America. The prices weren't bad. The staff, like just about everyone in Amsterdam, speaks English. Note that if you need a bag, you will pay for a bag.

Photo of BeerHunter76
5/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Chichecardozo
5/5  rDev +6.8%
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..

Photo of mtbdonn
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of ooftu
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of FEUO
4.84/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of Fluffheady
4.49/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Photo of TheBaumer
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.