De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle (OUT OF BUSINESS)

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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Bongtribe  (25) , Slovenia | January 19, 2015
This was a really great place, on-par with Bierkoning. Itís a sad loss...
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
sic1314  (476) Leiden, Netherlands | December 20, 2014
Was an OKplace when I visited back in the early-mid 2000ís. Selection was good for US stuff, but pricey.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | February 2, 2013
Not so long ago in early 2010 when I first visited The Cracked Kettle was just as good as Bierkoning. A tightly packed small store on two floors. The Dutch and Belgium selection was a bit better at Bierkoning but the American selection was a bit better at The Cracked Kettle. But I was back in Amsterdam in late 2011 and it was a different story. Now the second floor of The Cracked Kettle is closed because ďwe do not have enough beer at the momentĒ, or so I was told. Compare to Bierkoning only a few blocks away the selection was pretty lame except for American beers. Somehow Cracked Kettle still manages to score cool American beers but the prices on those are through the roof. Anyway, things might change but as of late 2011 The Cracked Kettle was a distant second to Bierkoning. And now I see it is out of businessÖ
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
beastiefan2k  (245) HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland | January 21, 2012
Visited in October 2011 on trip to Amsterdam. The store is down a cool little ally, as if out of a movie. Well decorated exterior with a cool wooded interior. Cool looking with a small, cute dog in the store. However, after BierKoning there was not much I wanted at this store. Looking around though there were few of the beers I wanted to start with. I bough only one beer, Fantome St. Roch, which was not available at BierKoning. Not much interesting glassware. Worth a stop but only after Bierkoning. The prices were lower than the website.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Hansen  (145) Assentoft, Denmark | December 15, 2011
Good shop in the middle of Amsterdam. Small room, lots of beers. There are beers i 2 meters hight, on the floor, on the stairways, everywere. Getting a good service was difficult, since the man in the shop didnít speak english.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
gunnar  (568) Sandnes, Norway | November 28, 2011
I can only speak for the online shop, as I did not visit this shop during my stay in Amsterdam. Service and response on my e-mails has been top, always noticed me when the shipment leaved their premises with tracking ID.Excellent selection for a Norwegian like me, with some hard to find beers as well.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Erasmus_ro  (200) Alabama | November 2, 2011
Another excellent beer store in downtown Amsterdam, just a block away from that other one. The selection isnít quite as good, but the ambiance a bit nicer perhaps, not so crowded. More Dutch stuff here I think, but the American and other foreign isnít as large as at the other one. Both are definitely worth visiting.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ads135  (254) Omaha, Nebraska | October 18, 2011
One of the great beer shops in Amsterdam and in Holland. Located in the center off the Singel, the Cracked Kettle caters to all tastes, but in particular, those interested in Belgian and Dutch beers.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall  (41) Hamburg, Germany | October 17, 2011
Used to order from their eshop, together with my tasting group in Athens. Great variety, good prices on the local brews but tents to be very expensive with the more difficiult to find beers.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff  (192) , Sweden | September 21, 2011
Small beer store krancked up with a good selection of all kinds of beers. Extremely helpful staff, I had a list they picked up from the shelves in just a couple of minutes. Was a bit dissapointed with just a couple of de Molens available, but what the heck, there was plenty of others. Central location is nice and the prices are reasonable.

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