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De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
PLACE INFO

Type: Store

Paleisstraat 125
Amsterdam, 1012 ZL
Netherlands

+31 20 625 2336 | map
bierkoning.nl

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PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
94
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
4.31%
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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 94
Reviews by Dreizhen:
Photo of Dreizhen
4.86/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

On a recent trip to Amsterdam I made sure to stop by De Bierkoning and see what all the fuss was about. I was quite happy with my visit. The staff was helpful and talkative, the store was nice and decent sized for European standards (though very small by American ones).

Good selection of great beers. No Westy, though I'm told they occasionally have it. Had a few Russian Rivers (not the the Plinys) but they were in the 30 euro range so I decided to wait until I was in CA again. Good prices on Cantillon (picked up some St. Lumnivous for 13 euro). Much cheaper than I saw in Brussels just a mile or so from the brewery (the brewery was out of SL last few times I went). Trappist beers wee a bit pricey, but that is coming from Belgium. Rochefort 10 for 5 euro or so is somewhat offputting when you can get it for under 2 at most grocery stores across the Belgian border. A good amount of good american beers (Left Hand and Clown Shoes), but kind of pricey, too. Very nice selection of other nationalities (German, UK, etc...).

All in all, a great place to visit in Amsterdam but know the prices before you go in. You might pay more than you need to if you're not careful.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JamFuel
4.8/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beer-Ed
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SCproUA
4.51/5  rDev -2.8%
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 !!!

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Photo of moose1980
5/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.82/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of windowside
4.35/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brend91
4.92/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.33/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Remiot
4.93/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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4.82/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.6/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

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4.59/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.15/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.79/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DahWag
5/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

2 fresh crates of Westy 8 & 12 when you walk in the door. 'Nuf said!

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4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.97/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.64 out of 5 based on 94 ratings.
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