De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle | Amsterdam,
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De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle (OUT OF BUSINESS)
Excellent based on 80 ratings
Type: Beer Store

Raamsteeg 3
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1012 VZ [ print map ]
0 020 624 0745

crackedkettle.com

Hours: 12 - 10 Seven Days


Mayor: jgb9348 (1) | Affiliated user(s) here krankboy | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 450


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Beer Available At De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle (arranged by most recent)
De Molen Rasputin 99, Westvleteren 6 99
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80 reviews for De Gekraakte Ketel / The Cracked Kettle (OUT OF BUSINESS)
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  83%
 Selection  84%
 Food  65%
 Value  68%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  95%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths  (1269) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated January 21, 2013
Really impressive feel to this place... small and cozy wooden shelves, seems like you step back in time when you enter the shop. A number of rare bottles available, glassware as well, and I like this shop much more than Bierkoning. Helpful staff, no problems with English, and they ship to the US as well. Nothing else to say - visit this shop.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 2, 2007
An excellent small beer store with friendly and knowledgeable staff. A bit less pricey than Bierkoning, so perhaps worth visiting first, they’re only about 5 minutes apart by walk, dead in Amsterdam’s centre. I must admit that Bierkoning’s selection is superior though, but you’re competing with one of the world’s best there. Still, this is a must-visit if you have anything more than 24 hours in the city and while bierkoning has more restricted opening hours (closing at 6 on weekends), this one is opened until 10pm everyday.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g  (606) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 27, 2011
Characterful and poky shop with an extensive beer selection spread across two floors. Lady at the counter kept to herself. Unfortunately Cafe Gollem across the alley has now closed. Grabbed an Op & Top from the fridge for the train ride to the airport. Well worth a look.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (575) London, England | July 27, 2011
An awesome beer shop in Central Amsterdam. To start, this place is (or was when I was in town) open on Sunday, which Bierkonig was not. The selection here is huge, spanning three floors. Price/value runs the gamut with something for everyone. Easily one of the best beer stores I have ever visited.
72
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub  (463) Bochum, Porúří, Germany | January 24, 2010
Dim, narrow and partly a bit chaotic shop in the centre of Amsterdam.... Anyway, quite a good selection waits there for thirsty customers. Worth a visit!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh  (446) Tampere, Finland | January 10, 2011
Only based on online experience. Website is a bit hard to use since lots of beers are out of stock. Prices are high. Shipping is also quite expensive. Beers arrived in safe and sound except one. I was refunded.
64
  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 “we do not have enough beer at the moment”, 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 business…
88
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey  (391) Croydon, England | March 4, 2011
Webshop rating. The Cracked Kettle clearly has one of the best selections of craft beer available to buy online (last count it was 550+). In particular it offers some top class American beer difficult to get elsewhere in Europe (e.g. RR Pliny the Elder) as well as a great Belgian and Dutch selection. It’s true that it’s not cheap, but for many beers this is the only place to get a hold of them. I found that the service and communication were great. My orders have always been very well packaged and arrived in good time.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
gunnar  (346) 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.
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard  (317) Randers, Denmark | December 15, 2007
Nice little shop. Excellent dutch selection. A little expensive. Somewhat pushie service.

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