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De Bierkoning

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

57 Ratings
Ratings: 57
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 6.21%
[ 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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AdamNowek

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-07-2014 20:11:16 | More by AdamNowek
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kermis

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +7.1%

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

New York

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.

12-11-2004 13:24:11 | More by Sixpoint
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boudeysbigbrew

California

5/5  rDev +7.1%

08-14-2014 22:40:21 | More by boudeysbigbrew
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tenesmus

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Stumbled across this place a few years ago, didn't realise at the time what I had found but it was my first experience of Cantillon and Girardin. It just gets better everytime I go.

Most recent visit a week ago, its a tiny little place just off Dam Square, lots of crates on the pavement outside, and the place is filled to the ceiling with beer. Three little levels with the lambics hidden under the stairs, with its cramped nature, steep stairs, wooden floors, its thoroughly Amsterdonian.

As for the beers - Most belgiums, Westvleteren 6, 8 & 12 available, big variety of lambics, good selection of UK, Scandanavian and US beers including Russian River - Pliny the Elder for 15 euros and a huge selection of Dutch.

What this place is really characterised by is the staff who are always approachable, enthusiastic and willing to help. I asked for a couple of typical US IPAs and got into a enlightening discussion on the merits of UK, Belgium and US styles. Anyway I ended up with a couple of cheap ones - Raging Bitch and Anderson Valley Imperial - under 3 euros each as well as Westvleteren 12, Drie fontenien gueze and Cantillon kriek which were a litle more expensive.

In summary, this is, without doubt, the finest beer shop I have visited.

02-26-2012 10:11:11 | More by tenesmus
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Chichecardozo

Paraguay

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..

02-23-2014 12:50:49 | More by Chichecardozo
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Crosling

Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.1%

What more could you want? They have an amazing selection of glassware, with probably over a hundred types. Many, many dutch beers not sold elsewhere. An Amazing selection of belgian ale, with several hundred types. Then, even more and more beers from around the world. I've even heard that they have sold Kaggen in the past. Sheesh, I wish I would have been there. Westvleteren is available. There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of if not the best beer shop in the world. I've been here a couple times and have always received great service. This is quite a place.

06-19-2008 04:11:27 | More by Crosling
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azorie

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.1%

ok this is my 2nd place I hit when i get off the train from the airport. Its just beer lovers heaven if you like dutch and Belgian beer. otherwise stay away, and leave it to us that love Belgian beer. Yes they have aged westy upstairs usually, its not cheap but hey its worth it. This place has got the best selection and service in Amsterdam period. If you visit Amsterdam and your a beer lover this is a MUST visit otherwise, why would you reading this? he-he did I mention I love this place. Been here like 100 times now and that NOT a joke. Don't go in stoned, its best to have lots of time and cash and a wheeled vehicle of some kind. Sure the AGED westvleteren was 12 euro and higher but ITS worth every penny.

07-15-2009 12:51:54 | More by azorie
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papatuti

Netherlands

5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-12-2013 14:44:52 | More by papatuti
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beerenjoyer1

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.1%

Totally awesome! If you are ever in Amsterdam you need to visit De BierKoning. Look it up on the web. Their beer selection is fantastic, from Dutch, German, Belgian, English, Scotish, Irish, Czech, Polish, US craft beers, Danish, Norwegian, etc. Anyway you look at it you will not be disappointed. Plus, the staff are extremely knowledgable on their beers and they even brew beer themselves, the brand named Tasty Lady, which is awesome as well. If you are looking for Westvletern 12, yes they have it too! I get to Amsterdam at least 3+ times a year and I always stop in to De BierKoning! It is almost like family! Cheers!

09-04-2012 20:53:45 | More by beerenjoyer1
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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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