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The Old Bell

££ - £££, European, British
Rembrandtplein 46, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 4135
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good53%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (7 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 via mobile

Very cosy place to go and enjoy a nice meal, this is our 2nd time visiting this restaurant. The location is ideal as it sits in Rembrandt square and is in the centre of town.

Thank shaksyy123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with a couple of friends, we were really disappointed with the quality of the burgers, also I was quite shocked when they refused to serve me tap water - which in today’s world I find an unacceptable practice!

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location.lovely service and staff. We stopped for lunch and wanted a quick bite. We had the 35 piece appetizer and we couldn't finish all between 3 people. Strictly Dutch snacks though. We had a great time

Thank Reneta B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent choice of food and drink in the centre of the city, handy for trams to central station. The staff are friendly and speak good english

Thank MJC777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have a nice outdoor patio, almost a must in Amsterdam, the trolley does go right in front though. The service is good and the food is good, the fish and chips are quite good and they have a better than average selection of beer....More

Thank JDA60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just had a quick stop at this place for a beer. And what can I say, no complaints, a nice cold lager in a thin glass, thank for that!

Thank Jens O
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Food is good and no more. I had the grilled chicken sandwich and fries. Food was blend and fries dry. Once the food received the waiter disappeared.

1  Thank Lisetravel
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Our cruise ship stopped at the Amsterdam port and we found this restaurant for dinner. The best fish and chips I've ever had. The restaurant had very friendly service and the customers were great !

Thank bhend512
Reviewed 2 June 2018

I'd originally wandered in looking for a beer but I saw that the had a seasonal sausage on the menu which today was Pork and Leek. The sausages, with chips and salad, were exceptionally good for pub food. The Old Bell also has a decent...More

Thank Gavin C
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Great classic pub right in the middle of Rembrandtplein, perfect if you are looking for a typical british pub. Large choice of beers, especially from Ireland. Good food. Service is pretty quick. Great place if you around for a dinner and/or for few pints with...More

Thank Jérôme T
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Tom C
15 October 2017|
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Response from Bruno D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Although I wouldn't recommend this for kids.
Jus L
16 July 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
21 October 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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rembrandtplein 46, 1017 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: 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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