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Reviews by Sixpoint:
5/5 rDev +7.3%
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
There are beer stores and then there are beer stores. Bierkoning falls into the latter category.
Like most things in Amsterdam, this store is tucked away in a narrow street and is unassuming. The store is right on Paleistraat, which is one of the central streets running directly from downtown by the Hauptbonhoff. As a matter of fact, this store is very centrally located... it's close to many of the museums, the Vondelpark, the Blumenmarkt, and the Leidseplein.
The quality is unbelievable. When I was there, I'd say I didn't recognize almost one-third of the beers they carried. And they don't stock things just to stock things. The owner and managers are constantly scouring the market for the best brews - macro or micro - or somewhere in between. The manager I talked to was a beer enthusiast and a brewer himself, and so he was inclined to talk about beer and why he carries the brands he chooses.
Also, for you brewers out there - there is an international brewer's guestbook. As to sign it - it's pretty amazing. It has been signed by brewers from all over the world who visited this place, and there were hundreds of signatures and entries. It was fun just to see how many American brewmasters made it to this store.
I have to give this place 5.0 across all categories. If you're in Amsterdam and not too stoned to move, you have to check this place out.
12-11-2004 13:24:11 | More by Sixpoint
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
A small little place, easy to find. The owners packed a lot into a little place. I noted American beers that I can't get here in America. They have a huge selection of glassware. I didn't spend much time looking at the glassware because I was there to buy beer to bring back to America. The prices weren't bad. The staff, like just about everyone in Amsterdam, speaks English. Note that if you need a bag, you will pay for a bag.
05-31-2014 01:09:03 | More by deg
5/5 rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
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 +3.9%
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
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.