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4.4/5 rDev -5.8%
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
4.85/5 rDev +3.9%
a destination beerstore for sure - visited one afternoon while in Amsterdam and it was easy as this is in a very central location near the National Monument.
I was immediately overwhelmed upon entrance. The selection of Belgians and other European beers was beyond belief. Where does one even start?
I knew exactly where to start. I picked up a Westvleteren 8 and 12 (the #6 and #1 beers in the world, respectively). 9 euro's a bottle is steep (but normal for these) but it was too much to pass up.
There was so much other stuff in here ranging across all belgian styles and also a fair representation of dutch beers as well. I doubt there was a bad bottle of beer in the house. There was a ton of lambics if that is your thing, but its not mine so i skipped that entire section.
The american beers were pretty interesting - terrapin, great divide, sierra nevada, and a few other highlights.
Just an amazing store - a MUST visit if you are in town
07-20-2008 18:02:02 | More by dirtylou
4.74/5 rDev +1.5%
This place is just a stones throw from Dam Square, but tiny, and with an un-assuming storefront. It's a long, narrow shop from front to back, with the service counter to your left and a small fridge with about 2 dozen different biers on the right. Up some stairs to the rear and you'll find oodles and oodles of Belgian and Dutch gems. There were scores to choose from! Additional shelf space was alotted to Czech, German (Andechs Doppelbock!!), British and Irish stuff, as well as some USA biers. You can buy singles, or opt for some of the gift-packs they sell. Some are different biers from one brewer; others are different brewers but one particular style. They have a large assortment of glassware, and also a small bin with coasters there for the taking with your purchase. The young gent working was helpful and friendly, even removing some past-date bier I was considering and getting me something fresher. I bought 6 bottles on my first visit, 4x 33cl and 2x 50cl, and it only came to 10.70 Euros. Nice score!
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
09-03-2004 16:55:13 | More by Bierman9
4.7/5 rDev +0.6%
This is by far, one of the coolest places I have ever been. Granted, I haven't really traveled Europe... but I imagine that this place would still rank high in my book if I did!
This store is beer and nothing but beer. And nearly everything on their shelves is craft, micro or an artisanal brew. It was like being in a playland.
The only thing they DIDN'T have (just because I had poor timing with my visit) was Westvleteren 12.
Just the atmosphere alone makes this place worth seeing. Just browsing the shelves was like being in something of a beer museum.
Truly amazing. Catch a flight to Amsterdam to see this place if for nothing else ;)
07-28-2009 01:16:51 | More by jgasparine
4.65/5 rDev -0.4%
While the hours of operation can be a bit frustrating, this is by far the best beer store in the city. When riding my dutch bicycle in the Dam Square area, there is no place I'd rather take an unplanned journey to than De Bierkoning!
As you enter you see floor space in the front including a register. Head up the stairs and find a wonderful beer selection divided by country.
One wall for Belgians, One for Germans, One for USA, and then the rest!
Prices are reasonable, selection is great, and the owner is very knowledgeable but you kind of have to drag it out of him!
09-06-2008 22:03:11 | More by koopa
4.85/5 rDev +3.9%
This was our second bottle shop stop while in Amsterdam and our best. Easy to find but not on an overally touristy street which was nice. When you walk in you are greeted by a huge glass selection on the walk to the left. I took a look for a bit but could not make up my mind so I moved on to the beer. Wow!
I first went down a set of steps to what seemed to be the lambic area and what a great area to visit. Great selection of Cantillon, Haansens, 3 Fontenein and many others. I was in shock when I found some 3F Hommage and a steal at 11 euros! I also got a bottle of Haansens Mead the Gueuze which was nice to see at about 4 euros after I paid about 9 euros an hour earlier at a bar.
After drooling at the lambics, I went to the 2nd floor level and there was the largest selection of Dutch beers I had ever seen. I wish I had a car parked outside as I would have loaded up on some Dutch treats. There was also a great selection of many other Belgian brewers, some rare and hard to find including some older Westvleteren bottles.
It was very interesting to see some other American craft beers I had not seem in Europe before like Jolly Pumpkin and Terrapin.
Best store in Amsterdam and one of the best I have visited in Europe to date.
05-17-2008 19:24:43 | More by ggaughan
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.
11-25-2013 03:03:39 | More by Fluffheady
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
100 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.