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3.85/5 rDev -17.4%
quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
This place has a great selection of beers which almost offsets the rude service I got while I was there. It is unfortunate that they judged my book by its cover expecting I was some stupid stoner (which Im not) American because I would have bought some beers there instead of just leaving.
The Belgian selection wasnt nearly as impressive as the selection in Brussels, but very good for outside the country. The selection was kind of weird in that they had a bunch of the trappist beers including Westvleteren and a bunch of the Belgian breweries, but very little of some others like Fantome. They had a good gueuze and lambic selection as well. They had a decent selection of other country beers as well. They have a very good selection of glassware in addition to the Belgian selection. It seemed like they had the glass for every beer they sold.
07-11-2007 20:57:00 | More by drseamus
4.05/5 rDev -13.1%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Visited right before I hit Cafe Gollem. Absolutely must visit if in Amsterdam as the selection is varied and massive, plus all the glassware you could hope for. Westvleteren and other Trappists were in stock as well as French, English, German and selections from Amsterdam. I found some US macro bottles there, which was odd (expensive!).
Don't expect great southern hospitality though, as the employees spoke next to no English and were obviously "occupied". The selection made up for it though.
09-11-2007 15:16:19 | More by theformula
4.15/5 rDev -10.9%
quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | $$
A must visit for any BA while in Amsterdam. Enormous selection of bottled beer. Just about anything made in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, UK etc. They also have correct glassware for most of the beers.
The staff I dealt with were not real beer geeks and didn't speak particularly good English anyway so I found most of what I wanted on my own.
Prices seemed reasonable especially for beers I can't buy in the States.
Very easy to find, just behind the palace. Also convenient to a couple of tram lines.
10-13-2006 01:21:34 | More by joedon
4.2/5 rDev -9.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
During one of my visits in Amsterdam, I decided to have a look at the Bierkoning. It is a relatively small shop, close to the central train station and the main shopping street in Amsterdam. The shop is packed with all types of beers, from a range of countries (Dutch, Belgium, UK, Swedish, Danish, USA and some more).
I didn't find any vintage or rare beers there (ok, they have very expensive fresh Westvleteren), but the selection is still impressive in size. Turnover seems very high. No old bottles on the shelves and busy at the time I was there. The staff in the shop is very friendly, although they never reply to question asked by email (which is bad, because they don't have a beerlist online, so one doesn't know what is available).
In general, great shop. Pay it a visit when around!
09-25-2009 11:39:07 | More by rvdoorn
British Indian Ocean Territory
4.2/5 rDev -9.9%
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Just off the three main tram lines that run from Centraal Station (1,2&5). Definitely a superior store, and if you're a lambic fan the lower level will make you certainly smile. However I was hoping that my last store visited (and the most regarded) on the trip would yield many saisons - I was sorely disappointed. One Fantome, a Silly and two others I've had before. Suprising to say the least. Amazing glass selection if that's what you're loking for. Lots of gift packs, British, German, CDN (Unibroue) and surprisingly quite a few US craft (Left Hand, Great Divide, Flying Dog & Anchor). Excellent Christmas section set up with all the holiday beer pooled together.
The service was basic but not bad. The best beer photo I've ever seen resides next to the door - if you go make sure to check it out, and try your best to hold back the tears.
01-13-2008 16:18:56 | More by CBA
4.3/5 rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
Lots of lots of beer. Belgian, US (very fresh, own import), Danish, UK, Italian and Dutch plus some unexpected countries.
Impressive assortment of sour and vintage Belgian beers.
Lots of beer glass and other stuff, too. Some of them quite cheap.
Friendly staff with good knowledge of all the beers. And a cuddly cat.
04-03-2013 18:21:04 | More by bark
4.4/5 rDev -5.6%
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a very convenient location to Amsterdam Centrum and had a nearly ridiculously good selection. You can check other reviews to get others' reads on the general selection, but I'll list some specific gems to give a feel for the quality and price. Westveleteren 8 and 12 were available although at a very steep price of 12 euros (WAY too much). Black Albert was offered for 6.1 euros (a bit pricy but what the hell for this beer). Four varieties from Andechs were on sale for ~2 euros each which is VERY cheap, given that I paid the same price in Munich last year. There were many many lambics and also a lot of Belgian pale ales and dark ales. A must stop while in Amsterdam.
10-18-2008 23:39:35 | More by TurdFurgison
4.44/5 rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Cool little(and I do mean little) bottle shop near BearTemple. If this place had more than 10 people in it at one time, it would be pretty crowded.
Two coolers on the main floor and large bottle selection up a few steps on the second level. Great represtation from Holland, Belgium, US and Britain through out the store and well organized by country/region.
Just like BeerTemple, De Bierkoning has a better selection of American craft than anywhere in Nashville. Now for the glass selection...wow. They have an entire wall, 20ft. high filled with glassware.
The employees were all friendly and helpful when I had questions. If you're looking to enjoy great beer in your hotel/apartement or bring back a couple of bottles with you to the states, this is a great place to stop. They have anything you'd want here for sure.
02-28-2011 18:06:14 | More by titosupertramp
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.