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Netherlands First trip to Amsterdam

Discussion in 'Europe' started by BeerHunter76, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Zealot (506) Dec 25, 2010 Texas
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    Hello forum!

    I am going on my first trip to Amsterdam next week, and I would love some advice about a great bottle shop to find quality sours. Where should I go?!

  2. yinzer

    yinzer Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    De Bierkoning
    Paleisstraat 125
    1012 ZL Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Only 1km from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Probably your best bet. Prices aren't too bad either for a shop. . Not sure what they have, last time I was there was in Sept. They did have some of Uli's Geueze http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/10574/81839 Now that was a few $$$, 40 euros maybe?

    If you are looking for something not too much a whale you might be able to be a IP trade.
  3. tendermorsel

    tendermorsel Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2006 Massachusetts

    Uli gueze..... Yes please.
  4. patto1ro

    patto1ro Defender (624) Apr 26, 2004 Netherlands

    Engelbewaarder has draught Boon Oude Lambiek.
  5. Jeffo

    Jeffo Poo-Bah (2,694) Sep 7, 2008 Netherlands

    De Bierkoning is the only beer shop in town really. Good stuff there though, so don't miss it. Sours are downstairs mostly.

    Have Fun!
  6. yinzer

    yinzer Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    And if anyone on BA suggests that you can get sours at Albert Heijn next to the window cleaners, don't listen to them.
    ImperialStoat and andrejes like this.
  7. Tashbrew

    Tashbrew Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2007 California

    If it's your first time there...I imagine you'll be on foot, bus or tram. As pointed out above it's the BierKonig. Aside from that it's hit or miss. How much time do you have in Amsterdam? If you can spare 6-7 hours you could 'run the gauntlet' take the train to Brussels(Gare du Midi) take a 10 minute walk and buy Cantillon at the source! I did it many times. The trains are hourly and it is very easy!
  8. Brabander

    Brabander Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2009 Netherlands

    You can get sours at Albert Heijn, actually next to the window cleaners, hahahahaha!

    (Do NOT believe me.....Yinzer is always right!)

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