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The Old Bell

Rembrandtplein 46, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 4135
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good54%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“lamb pie” (2 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Rembrandtplein 46, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Real pub, but with wery tastyful kitchen! be careful with a portions - they a large! Everething is OK. You my try with every dish. And a local cat is a GEM! She's very friendly and add some more experience. Try fish & chips, or...More

Thank VadimBelousov
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow wow wow so impressed! Some of the best fish and chip I've had to date. Stop in and try them you won't be disappointed

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place on the square to watch the world go by. Much like an english pub but with very good service. Guiness was good and a good selection of snacks.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good located place to have fish&chips. It's very tasty. And they have big choice of really good beers (some local beers plus belgian) When it's busy you will probably wait around 30min for your dish but I think it's worthy

Thank Kamcio
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got off the Hop On Hop Off canal boat trip for lunch and tried this pub. The service was good and the food was even better. The waiter was very efficient and delivered everything quickly. Great location.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed September 10, 2017

My Wife and I enjoyed the pub on our trip to Amsterdam, they have a good selection of food as well as vegetarian items as my wife does not eat meat. The beer selection is also good I recommend getting here early as seating is...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Dropped by with a friend in the afternoon and sat outside and had a great roast beef sandwich Looks like a real tourist trap but surprisingly very good food at a reasonable price Service was quick and friendly

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

I visit the Old Bell every time l come to Amsterdam, it's a great friendly bar in a great location. The food is very good value for money and will suit most tastes. There is also a terrace where you can eat or just have...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

An Irish Pub with Netherland cheeses and inspiration. The food was superb and the price is low considering the location. Very much recommended for everyone!

Thank Frederik J
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Myself and two friends went in for a few quiet drinks and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. We liked it so much that myself and one friend returned the next day. Unfortunately the second day was a completely different experience. For some reason the 3 staff...More

Thank Elissa M
The0ldbell, Manager at The Old Bell, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2017

Hi Elissa, I just read your review and I'm sorry to read that your second experience in our pub was that bad! Normally it isn't a problem for costumers to charge their phone if there is room for it behind the bar so i'm not...More

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Tom C
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Bruno D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Although I wouldn't recommend this for kids.
Jus L
July 15, 2017|
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Response from The0ldbell | Property representative |
We use fresh cod for the fish and chips!
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Charley W
October 21, 2016|
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Response from The0ldbell | Property representative |
Hi Charley, We are open on Christmas day and we serve our standard menu. I have to add we don't take any reservstions on holidays so just come in and see if we have a spot for you:)!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $22
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rembrandtplein 46, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 620 4135
  • E-mail
When you visit the famous Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam, you must step into The Old Bell.Whether alone or with friends we guarantee a welcoming atmosphere and great craic that will make you feel at home.During the day you can relax from the hustle and bustle outside, then as the evening progresses enjoy the warm and cosy atmosphere.The Old Bell characterises all that is best in a traditional English Pub, from the decor and friendly service to the fresh food and of course, a great selection of local and imported beers
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