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De Koperen Bel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Dutch, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dam 5, 1506BC Zaandam, The Netherlands
+31 75 617 2361
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Eating in De Koperen Bel is a relaxing place to enjoy the evening ambiance of Zaandam's Dam square among the company of the friendly & attentive staff whether you are Dutch or not. There are Dutch and English menus to choose from however some courses do let the restaurant down. The shrimp cocktail, and goats cheese with walnut & pear... More 

Thank Blackberry76
Geervliet, The Netherlands
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169 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

Had dinner here and that was sort of OK, nothing much wrong with it, nothing special either. What gave a strange impression though was that, at least on this night, the staff - bar one - were looking like they really didn't want any guests there. Not a smile or a friendly word to be seen/heard, normal traits in the... More 

Thank Ingrid M
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176 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

A restaurant, beautifully decorated for dining in an intimate style on the first floor. Also the food is good. But why do they serve with cold dishes. Within minutes your dinner has lost its taste. If they should pay more attention to things like this, the restaurant is worth 5 stars!

Thank tripZeist
Hook, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We enjoyed the food in this restaurant so much that we went back again the following night! The food all tasted fresh and was cooked to perfection and the staff were lovely. The ambiance in the restaurant was just right. A good night out.

Thank amjbmowf
Baltimore, Maryland
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Excellent service and food. It was great to find a peaceful restaurant in this bustling square. Price was great for the quality and the service.

Thank WorldNomad2
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2016

The waitress was quite disinterested and the food was good but not brilliant. An OK but fairly average experience.

Thank ShantymanKernow
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2016

Had lunch here, pork fillet and chips. really excellent piece of meat, cooked perfectly. Staff very helpful translating menus to english if required. Just took a little time to understand that I wanted no sauces or salad of any kind. I did get what I asked for and was again asked what sauces I would like. Didn't really compute but... More 

1 Thank McGoo24
Belfast, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We are here on a recent trip and were surprised at just how good the food was! The service was good but a bit slow at first...felt like they had too many tabled to cover. We had the mixed starters and it was amazing! Normally this kinda thing is very hit or miss but this was a lot better than... More 

1 Thank christine363
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Kicking myself for not taking pictures. Three day visit and just exploring Zaandam when we came across this welcoming restaurant and decided to try a lunch and coffee. Not knowing the language and only guessing at choices we braved the lunch special not knowing what we ordered. We asked Lorenzo, our waiter, what else he might suggest since neither of... More 

1 Thank purrowess
Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2016

My friends and I ate lunch here one day during our week in Zaandam. They had a great variety on their menu as well as Gluten Free options for our friend. I ordered the meatball sandwich or the "broodje bal hakt" and it was out of this world. The bread was soft and fresh. The meatball was tender and succulent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $27
European, Dutch, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dam 5, 1506BC Zaandam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Zaandam
  • Phone Number: +31 75 617 2361

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?