De Bierkoning

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100
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95 Ratings
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
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4.64
pDev:
4.53%
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 50
Reviews by Sixpoint:
Photo of Sixpoint
5/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mothman
4.37/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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

Photo of parpalapelix
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

Photo of mattmarka1
4.76/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

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

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

Photo of Raime
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

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

Photo of Gurtie
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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Photo of BenBreeg
4.74/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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

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

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De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
4.64 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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