De Bierkoning | Amsterdam,
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De Bierkoning
World Class based on 263 ratings
Type: Beer Store

Paleisstraat 125
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 ZL [ print map ]
+31206252336 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Sat 11.00 - 19.00 Sun 13.00-18.00

Mayor: Borresteijn (51) | Affiliated user(s) here bierkonijn, vlo | Bottles: 1300+

De Bierkoning

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Beer Available At De Bierkoning (arranged by most recent)
Riemhofer Schwanen-Weisse 46, Freigeist Original Pfefferkørner White 48, Het Uiltje CC:Porter 97, Het Uiltje Joost Mag Het Weten 99, Põhjala Must Kuld - Cherry Edition 95, De Molen Hemel & Hel (Heaven & Hell) 100, De Molen Mühle & Bahnhof 81, Jopen Ongelovige Thomas (Doubting Thomas) 94, Katjelam Château Nonchalant , Spezial Rauchbier Bock 90, Brouwerij Kees Fresh Hop IPA , Spezial Rauchbier Lager 84, Spezial Rauchbier Märzen 95, Thornbridge / ’t IJ American Wheat Ale , Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock 99, Het Uiltje / Beer Cider India Wheat Cider , Othmar Rauchbier (rauchmalz) 81, St. Georgen Bräu Keller Bier 81, Pinta Imperator Bałtycki 100, Brouwerij Kees Indian Summer DoppelBock 89
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263 reviews for De Bierkoning
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  93%
 Food  10%
 Value  79%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  99%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz  (23) Den Haag, Netherlands | January 22, 2010
Nice beer shop that has an excellent collection, even some old beers. Also a great collection of glassware. Friendly service as well. Only the prices are a bit on the high side, but hey, I can’t blame them.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
kromamc  (26) , Italy | January 8, 2010| Updated November 2, 2010
This beershop with the cracked kettle (that is near this one) are the best beershop that I have visited.... the bierkoning has also a great selection of glasses... great!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beerlando  (70) Orlando, Florida | September 3, 2009
Absolutely, hands down, the number one beer destination that I found on my trip to Amsterdam. De Bierkoning is a very cool little multi-level shop with an excellent beer and glassware selection. The staff was super friendly and even looked up some beers on RateBeer for me. Lambics are located on the lower floor (best selection I found on my entire trip), glassware on the ground floor, and the rest of the brews on the upper level. They had anything and everything De Molen it seemed, including an exclusive strong saison brewed just for them. For the most part, if it is brewed in the Netherlands and bottled, they have it. Their selection of Belgians also eclipsed that of any store I found in Belgium. Pricing was extremely reasonable. Fantastic beer store.
dec23  (12) Amsterdam, Netherlands | August 15, 2009
The Cracked Kettle might be nicer looking with it’s rustic interiour and the beautiful sign outside, but De Bierkoning trumps it both in selection and prices. The staff are all very knowledgeable when it comes to the almost 1000 beers they have in stock, and if you manage to get past their veneer of being horribly desensitized by truckloads of tourists asking for Heineken then they will prove to be very friendly and helpful. The selection is overwhelming. You will probably find everything brewed somewhere in Belgium or the Netherlands there. Add a wide range of British, U.S., Scandinavian and German beers, supplemented by a quite a few staple products from other places and you have one hell of a beer shop. The only word that comes to my mind is authoritative. If you can, pick a rainy weekday early afternoon to go there. This keeps the probability low that the staff are kept busy by tourists, and can share their extensive knowledge and taste with you. Also a good thing to know: There are two beers available there which you cannot get anywhere else because they are made exclusively for this shop. Those are the Vlo by Brouwerij ’t Ij and the Ton sur Ton by Brouwerij De Molen.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
bogus  (5) Utrecht, Netherlands | July 24, 2009
What a wonderfull shop! Stumbled upon it, and I was glad I did! Great assortiment, nice atmosphere!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Nordcore  (31) Lyngen alps, Norway | July 16, 2009
Nice beerstore with a lot of different beers, I used the The Cracked Kettle when they had this nice homepage where you can sit at home and plan what to buy.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
zdk  (96) New York, New York | July 12, 2009
Great selection of Dutch beers and microbrews. Good set of Belgians that I [mostly] recognized. Also some American crafts. Best bottle shop in Amsterdam (very glad I accidentally stumbled on it). Staff was friendly and very helpful.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (798) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | June 22, 2009
Only got to this Beer Shop in Amsterdam, unfortunately I never made the Cracked Kettle, though I would struggle to see how this could possible be beaten on the staggering choice, rare stuff and reasonable prices. I concentrated on mostly Dutch beers from De Molen but I also got a few from Mikkeller but I was limited on what I could carry as I was situated on a campsite out of town. Very friendly staff, who suggested De Wildeman and ’T Arendsnest bars as ’got to go to’ places. Visited here twice but if I lived in Amsterdam I would never be out of this place. One of the best speciality beers shops I’ve ever visited.
NoiZe  (77) Amersfoort, Netherlands | January 15, 2009
Great shop. Nice assortment of truly good beers. Good service. Not too expensive.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
forst  (15) , Italy | January 13, 2009
Small and nice beer shop just in the city centre. Glassware, nice selections of beers, and also some limited-amount aged beer from time to time.

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