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, 1012 ZL
phone: +31 20 625 2336
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Cool little(and I do mean little) bottle shop near BearTemple. If this place had more than 10 people in it at one time, it would be pretty crowded.
Two coolers on the main floor and large bottle selection up a few steps on the second level. Great represtation from Holland, Belgium, US and Britain through out the store and well organized by country/region.
Just like BeerTemple, De Bierkoning has a better selection of American craft than anywhere in Nashville. Now for the glass selection...wow. They have an entire wall, 20ft. high filled with glassware.
The employees were all friendly and helpful when I had questions. If you're looking to enjoy great beer in your hotel/apartement or bring back a couple of bottles with you to the states, this is a great place to stop. They have anything you'd want here for sure.
02-28-2011 18:06:14 |
More by titosupertramp
quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
This bottle shop is cramped, so make sure you have full balance when navigating the place, if you know what i mean...
Great selection of Belgian and other beers. They have a lot of rare beers, such as Westvleteren 12, as I found a bunch of bottles here at just under 5 euro per bottle. Needless to say, I stocked up here!
They also have an epic selection of beer glasses, and I mean large selection. I must have bought at least 10 glasses here.
Pricing is not bad at all, especially for the Westvleteren! Also, the service is top notch. Very nice lady helped me all three times I came to this store. Will visit every time I hit up Amsterdam for sure!
02-03-2011 22:57:53 |
More by jeffaz02t
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This is right next to Dam. I went to Gollem, then walked back to my hostel in de Wall, stopping by here to pick up some more brews to try. Good selection, but not as good as the cracked kettle, which is also nearby. A large selection, though, of drinking glasses. I picked up a Chimay goblet for 5 euro. This place seems a bit commercialized, not really a mom-and-pop store feel. I preferred cracked kettle, but this is, technically, a great beer store. It carries a wide array of different beers and has them labeled by region, somewhat helpful.
08-19-2010 05:10:30 |
More by pauljmccain
quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
During one of my visits in Amsterdam, I decided to have a look at the Bierkoning. It is a relatively small shop, close to the central train station and the main shopping street in Amsterdam. The shop is packed with all types of beers, from a range of countries (Dutch, Belgium, UK, Swedish, Danish, USA and some more).
I didn't find any vintage or rare beers there (ok, they have very expensive fresh Westvleteren), but the selection is still impressive in size. Turnover seems very high. No old bottles on the shelves and busy at the time I was there. The staff in the shop is very friendly, although they never reply to question asked by email (which is bad, because they don't have a beerlist online, so one doesn't know what is available).
In general, great shop. Pay it a visit when around!
09-25-2009 11:39:07 |
More by rvdoorn
quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
This is by far, one of the coolest places I have ever been. Granted, I haven't really traveled Europe... but I imagine that this place would still rank high in my book if I did!
This store is beer and nothing but beer. And nearly everything on their shelves is craft, micro or an artisanal brew. It was like being in a playland.
The only thing they DIDN'T have (just because I had poor timing with my visit) was Westvleteren 12.
Just the atmosphere alone makes this place worth seeing. Just browsing the shelves was like being in something of a beer museum.
Truly amazing. Catch a flight to Amsterdam to see this place if for nothing else ;)
07-28-2009 01:16:51 |
More by jgasparine
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
ok this is my 2nd place I hit when i get off the train from the airport. Its just beer lovers heaven if you like dutch and Belgian beer. otherwise stay away, and leave it to us that love Belgian beer. Yes they have aged westy upstairs usually, its not cheap but hey its worth it. This place has got the best selection and service in Amsterdam period. If you visit Amsterdam and your a beer lover this is a MUST visit otherwise, why would you reading this? he-he did I mention I love this place. Been here like 100 times now and that NOT a joke. Don't go in stoned, its best to have lots of time and cash and a wheeled vehicle of some kind. Sure the AGED westvleteren was 12 euro and higher but ITS worth every penny.
07-15-2009 12:51:54 |
More by azorie
quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | $$
This is a very convenient location to Amsterdam Centrum and had a nearly ridiculously good selection. You can check other reviews to get others' reads on the general selection, but I'll list some specific gems to give a feel for the quality and price. Westveleteren 8 and 12 were available although at a very steep price of 12 euros (WAY too much). Black Albert was offered for 6.1 euros (a bit pricy but what the hell for this beer). Four varieties from Andechs were on sale for ~2 euros each which is VERY cheap, given that I paid the same price in Munich last year. There were many many lambics and also a lot of Belgian pale ales and dark ales. A must stop while in Amsterdam.
10-18-2008 23:39:35 |
More by TurdFurgison
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$$
While the hours of operation can be a bit frustrating, this is by far the best beer store in the city. When riding my dutch bicycle in the Dam Square area, there is no place I'd rather take an unplanned journey to than De Bierkoning!
As you enter you see floor space in the front including a register. Head up the stairs and find a wonderful beer selection divided by country.
One wall for Belgians, One for Germans, One for USA, and then the rest!
Prices are reasonable, selection is great, and the owner is very knowledgeable but you kind of have to drag it out of him!
09-06-2008 22:03:11 |
More by koopa
quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
a destination beerstore for sure - visited one afternoon while in Amsterdam and it was easy as this is in a very central location near the National Monument.
I was immediately overwhelmed upon entrance. The selection of Belgians and other European beers was beyond belief. Where does one even start?
I knew exactly where to start. I picked up a Westvleteren 8 and 12 (the #6 and #1 beers in the world, respectively). 9 euro's a bottle is steep (but normal for these) but it was too much to pass up.
There was so much other stuff in here ranging across all belgian styles and also a fair representation of dutch beers as well. I doubt there was a bad bottle of beer in the house. There was a ton of lambics if that is your thing, but its not mine so i skipped that entire section.
The american beers were pretty interesting - terrapin, great divide, sierra nevada, and a few other highlights.
Just an amazing store - a MUST visit if you are in town
07-20-2008 18:02:02 |
More by dirtylou
quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
What more could you want? They have an amazing selection of glassware, with probably over a hundred types. Many, many dutch beers not sold elsewhere. An Amazing selection of belgian ale, with several hundred types. Then, even more and more beers from around the world. I've even heard that they have sold Kaggen in the past. Sheesh, I wish I would have been there. Westvleteren is available. There is no doubt in my mind that this is one of if not the best beer shop in the world. I've been here a couple times and have always received great service. This is quite a place.
06-19-2008 04:11:27 |
More by Crosling
De Bierkoning in Amsterdam, Netherlands