De Bierkoning

De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
Store

Paleisstraat 125
Amsterdam, 1012 ZL
Netherlands

+31 20 625 2336 | map
bierkoning.nl

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.66
Reviews:
52
Ratings:
48
pDev:
6.01%
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Rated by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Oct 30, 2016
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Reviewed by Beerasaurus from Virginia

4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
Unassuming shop about a block from Dam Square, but once inside the small store boasts an impressive, and somewhat overwhelming, bottle selection. Came in on a very rainy day looking for some de Molen and was not disappointed. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable but did not initiate conversation. They did have an odd selection of American beers, including Intinction from Russian River, which the woman behind the counter mentioned came via a trade. Worth a visit if you're in Amsterdam.
Feb 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.38 by ttpfau from Oregon

Feb 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.3 by REVZEB from Illinois

Aug 25, 2018
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Reviewed by Beersnake1 from California

3.76/5  rDev -19.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Stopped in on a recent visit to Amsterdam. Definitely a good selection, but not the best bottle shop in Amsterdam. The selection pretty good. Overall, I was underwhelmed. The prices were very high, and the service was non-existent. The guy at the counter didn't say a word to me and I was the only person in the shop. They definitely had some nice lambics (several Cantillon and 3F) and they had Westvleteren. They also had some cool American beers, like Adam from the Wood. Overall, a good place to stop when visiting Amsterdam.
Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by blisscent from Rhode Island

Nov 16, 2017
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.37/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Very fun beer store to visit. They have so many offerings. I recommend trying some new breweries as they carry so many different brands. Very friendly staff too.
Feb 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.94 by parpalapelix from Romania

Jul 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.8 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jul 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jun 13, 2016
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Reviewed by SCproUA from Ukraine

4.51/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Store after visiting in the state of light relaxation, but I will try to evaluate it objectively:
1) Location is just excellent, very easy to find;
2) The appearance of the store - nothing special;
3) The beer choice is very large, I think everyone can yourself to find something interesting;
4) Service bad, the seller was standing behind the counter and did not pay any attention. It is possible to be a closer. I advise you to drive bearded !!!
Apr 29, 2016
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
While I was expecting a great selection of beers from the Netherlands, they had so much more, from seasonal Cantillon, to stouts from The Bruery . Huge selection and friendly service. They even do trade,s from what the worker told me!
Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
So I finally had a few minutes for myself in my last visit to Amsterdam. I knew this was the best store in town. Google Maps, one backpack, and here we go.

The place was a bit small but by having all the walls filled with beer up the ceiling actually became the best store I've ever been to. An awesome selection of dutch beers, belgian beers (european in general) and some US beers but nothing too fancy. This was the moment when I grabbed a beer from North Coast out of a shelve.

In my last steps in the unknown of this store, I saw something I couldn't believe in. Westvleteren beers, right on my front. Being a craft beer addict and knowing this beer from 'day one', this was a moment of truth. Actually, this had been my european whale.

Bought a Westy XII and became very happy. The end.
Apr 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

Apr 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by windowside from Germany

Mar 02, 2016
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Rated by Brend91 from Netherlands

4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5
My favourite in NL. Nice selection, on top of the beers, and all the matching glasses.
Dec 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.33 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.93 by Remiot from France

Nov 16, 2015
 
Rated: 4.76 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Nov 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.82 by Ajlvt from Washington

Oct 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.6 by vonnerbeer from Massachusetts

Sep 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.59 by Raime from Korea (North)

Sep 23, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by halo3one from Georgia

Sep 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.79 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts

Aug 15, 2015
 
Rated: 4.97 by Gurtie from New York

Jun 10, 2015
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Rated by DahWag from Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
2 fresh crates of Westy 8 & 12 when you walk in the door. 'Nuf said!
May 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.4 by HopBelT from Belgium

May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.97 by DanSSwing from Texas

May 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.65 by CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

May 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.69 by Brewski from Pennsylvania

Mar 16, 2015
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Rated by mrjmann from Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Excellent selection of cantillon, and even some surprising American beers here.
Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.75 by ptrck_nl from Netherlands

Mar 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Feb 19, 2015
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Its located in the heart of Amsterdam not far from Dam Square. Its bewen around about 30 years. One of the best selections of European beer anywhere. About 1500 at last count. No need to say more.
Jan 12, 2015
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Reviewed by His_Royal_Hoppiness from England

5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Absolutely deserving of its 100 rating. Best bottle shop I've ever been to - I'm sure there are comparable places in the States, but coming from the UK this place was a miracle.

Things that I was particularly excited to find:

Plead the 5th
Uerige Doppelsticke (after failing to find this in Germany, I never thought I'd stumble on it in Amsterdam)
Incredible selection of de Molen (maybe 30 different beers)
And large quantities of two of my favourite Christmas beers: Stille Nacht and Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Huge selection of glasses

Prices were generally fair, though I wasn't planning on shelling out €99 for Stille Nacht Reserva. I also felt the Westys were comparatively overpriced - I remember in Bruges 12 was priced at around €10, so €15.90 for each of them seemed a bit steep.

One of the guys working there was really helpful and took me round the shop in hunt of smoked beers - came out with some good suggestions, including a number from de Molen along with some other Dutch breweries I hadn't come across before.

I went late afternoon on a Saturday and the shop was unsurprisingly packed in the run-up to Christmas - probably best to go in the morning if you can - it's a narrow shop which makes it slightly stressful when it's packed with customers.
Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Fdevries from Netherlands

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Oct 15, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by 22Blue from Kansas

Oct 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by BreweryRun from California

Sep 29, 2014
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Place rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 100 ratings