De Bierkoning

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De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
BA SCORE
100
world-class

45 Reviews
Reviews: 45
Visits: 76
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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Reviews by JohnfromDublin:
Photo of JohnfromDublin
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Visited this fine shop on Thursday afternoon, 13th Oct 2005.
The selection of quality beers and glasses that they stock was almost overwhelming for someone like me who has to often struggle to find decent brews. They have an excellent range of Dutch and Belgian beers. It makes you just want to buy them all! The friendly girl serving us took the trouble to box a set of Ij Vlo beers for me, and take down the display tee-shirt and sell it to us as they were out of stock. (She is off to India for holidays and voluntary work, Bon Voyage!).
The only downside to this shop was that on a visit in 2004, the place was so busy that I had to abandon my proposed purchases and leave. This was not a reflection on the staff, who were answering questions from customers. The problem was the number of customers. Try to visit on a weekday if you can, so you can give this place the time it deserves. (893 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Gurtie
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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

2 fresh crates of Westy 8 & 12 when you walk in the door. 'Nuf said! (68 characters)

Photo of BenBreeg
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DanSSwing
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.65/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brewski
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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

Excellent selection of cantillon, and even some surprising American beers here. (79 characters)

Photo of ptrck_nl
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Its located in the heart of Amsterdam not far from Dam Square. Its bewen around about 30 years. One of the best selections of European beer anywhere. About 1500 at last count. No need to say more. (196 characters)

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. (1,274 characters)

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. (99 characters)

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. (372 characters)

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%

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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.