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De Bierkoning

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De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
BA SCORE
100
world-class

63 Ratings
Ratings: 63
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6%
[ 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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Reviews by Sixpoint:
Photo of Sixpoint
5/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

Sixpoint, Dec 11, 2004
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Very good selection of beers from all over the world and some the beers are for very decent prices.

Brabander, Sep 12, 2014
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AlexM, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

boudeysbigbrew, Aug 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

AdamNowek, Aug 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

millelacsmark, Aug 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

drtth, Jul 27, 2014
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aoampm, Jul 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

kingjohnh, Jul 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

kermis, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

deg, May 31, 2014
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

BeerHunter76, May 15, 2014
Photo of Chichecardozo
5/5  rDev +7.1%

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..

Chichecardozo, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

mtbdonn, Feb 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

kjkinsey, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -14.3%

ooftu, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of FEUO
4.84/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

FEUO, Nov 29, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev -3.9%

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.

Fluffheady, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of TheBaumer
4.86/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

TheBaumer, Nov 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MattSweatshirt, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sansho, Oct 29, 2013
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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.