De Bierkoning

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De BierkoningDe Bierkoning
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4.67/5
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97 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
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
97
pDev:
6%
 
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Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.35/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brend91
4.92/5  rDev +5.4%
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 -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Remiot
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.76/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Ajlvt
4.82/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of Raime
4.59/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of halo3one
4.15/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Gurtie
4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of DahWag
5/5  rDev +7.1%
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 +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DanSSwing
4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Brewski
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of mrjmann
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent selection of cantillon, and even some surprising American beers here.

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Photo of ptrck_nl
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of pat61
5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of His_Royal_Hoppiness
5/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Place rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 97 ratings