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De Bierkoning

Not Rated.
De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
BA SCORE
100
world-class

54 Ratings
Ratings: 54
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.65
pDev: 6.24%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

Paleisstraat 125
Amsterdam, 1012 ZL
Netherlands
phone: +31 20 625 2336

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bierkoning

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(Place added by: dmeadows)
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Reviews by Sixpoint:
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Sixpoint

New York

5/5  rDev +7.5%
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
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%

07-27-2014 19:47:19 | More by drtth
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aoampm

Hawaii

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-26-2014 21:28:53 | More by aoampm
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

07-21-2014 20:23:19 | More by kingjohnh
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kermis

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +7.5%

06-20-2014 09:30:20 | More by kermis
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deg

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev -3.2%
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
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BeerHunter76

Texas

5/5  rDev +7.5%

05-15-2014 02:24:36 | More by BeerHunter76
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Chichecardozo

Paraguay

5/5  rDev +7.5%
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
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mtbdonn

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-02-2014 01:54:23 | More by mtbdonn
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +2.2%

01-24-2014 17:27:35 | More by kjkinsey
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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.