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Ratings: 48 | Reviews: 41 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Sixpoint:
5/5 rDev +7.8%
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:
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
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.