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#60 of 569 Bar in Amsterdam
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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
PRICE RANGE
£3 - £16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely pub chilled vibe for drinks, we got hungry so took a look at the menu and ordered the cheeseburger, it's the best burger I've had in a long time. Great staff,great food,great atmosphere definetly reccomend

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely awful , burnt chips , disgusting taste from the fish , partner got nachos which seemed to be from a packet with some cheese and sauce chucked on it. Could have made better at home myself. Avoid.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

Where to begin… not only is this an incredibly cozy bar with tasty food and free flowing drinks, but the staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Petro, Willem, Craig, Livia, Martin and Hong are all fabulous and make me feel like...part of the gang when I stop by for a tequila or two. Couldn’t be a bigger fan.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 2 December 2023

It had been a long trip to Amsterdam. I was glad to finally arrive and drop off the heavy luggage at the hotel. I’m a seasoned traveler to Amsterdam and can understand when some people might say “Don’t hang out around Rembrandplein. It’s for tourists.”...Maybe, but I just wanted to relax and have a nice dinner on the first day of my first vacation in six years. The Old Bell was close by and a peek in the window showed that it was busy and had a warm, friendly atmosphere. A good choice. The service was terrific and the food was excellent. There was even a cat sleeping near by. Just like home. I had a great time at the Old Bell and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

First place we stopped for a drink , the young waiter was a nice Scottish lad , drinks were decent price , enjoyed an hour or so , comfortable place so stayed for a couple

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

Friendly feel to The Old Bell, staff great, and a nice selection of food and drinks. Also what’s not to love about the friendly pub cat, Bon Bon. Nice selection of music playing that’s not too loud or intrusive. If I came back to Amsterdam...again, I’d come back here.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

We went into the Old Bell for a drink around lunch time. The bar only had a few customers in at the time but had some music on, the barman was friendly and the drink were fairly priced. Had an old school pub feel to...it which I like. Would've certainly went back in the evening if we had stayed longer to see what it was like when more lively.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 24 October 2023 via mobile

We used this pub a few times on our Amsterdam trip. The drink prices are very good and the atmosphere was brilliant! The young guy with short who served us in the outside seating was extremely attentive talking about the drinks menu and ensuring we...didn’t have to queue at the bar (please pass on my thanks to him) The only small issue is that they don’t have alcoholic heineken on tap so we had amstel which we still thoroughly enjoyed.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023 via mobile

This is the place! We were here 8 years ago and glad it’s still at Rembrantplein Square! The people that work there are so friendly and even helpful! We asked after our meal where the closest liquor store, they even called the store to see...how late they were open! I got a cheese tosti and pint of beer. My friend also got the tosti and onion soup. The tostis were terrific and my friend really enjoyed the soup. If you visit Amsterdam, please visit this place, even if it’s for a beer… well worth it!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023 via mobile

We were on holiday & despite loving Dutch food really fancied something English we found this delightful English pub in the beautiful Rembrandt place we were given a warm welcome by Hong our waiter food was really good and very generous portions excellent menu and...a lovely outside eating area with overhead heaters should you need them we enjoyed the meal so much we returned the following afternoon after our flight was cancelled we can highly recommend the fish & chips sadly the lovely Hong wasn’t there on our return visit but service was good due to horrendous storms we had to eat inside but it’s got a lovely atmosphere would highly recommendMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023 via mobile

Great local history bar. Been in the family for 50 years. Ed the bartender was a family member. My friend used to go there when she lived in the area. He was so sweet and welcoming. When he heard we were going to see Springsteen...there, he switched up the Playlist to all his tunes. Plus loved Bon Bon their cat! Just a good local tavern.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

The most welcoming and friendly pub that we have come across in Amsterdam. The staff are attentive, friendly, and can’t do enough for you - they make you feel so welcome! Reasonably priced and a huge selection of beers. If you’re a beer lover, this...place is a must. English style pub, with a Dutch twist. We will definitely be heading back to our favourite pub when we come back to Amsterdam, to see the lovely staff, taste the great beers and cuddle Bon Bon (the cutest pub cat!).More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023

The Old Bell sits among lots of restaurants. It is an Irish pub that doesn’t disappoint. The food is hot and very tasty. They have a nice patio with heaters if it gets cold. The staff are friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Service is good and prices are reasonable. The menu is limited but quality is OK. The fish and chips is quite juicy and batter is decent. Fried cheese sticks are nice as well. Kinda pub food.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

Liviah was the most helpful for our first amsterdam visit. Good bar with good Irish vibes, perfect for feeling at home.

Date of visit: January 2023
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The Old Bell is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5