FEBO, Amsterdam

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    FEBO: Typical vending machine
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    FEBO: Desperate? Poor? FEBO it is then.

    by Gyppo Written Feb 18, 2014

    Automatic vending machines for burgers, chips (fries) and croquettes. It's pretty cheap and pretty terrible. But if you're hungry, everything else is closed and you don't fancy a night shop rip-off, then needs must when the devil vomits into your kettle (c) Blackadder.

    Not a huge range for vegetarians.

    Situated all over town.

    Favorite Dish: I've only ever had the 'cheese souffle' (kaassouffle) and it was awful. Very cheap, though.

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    FEBO: Eating out the wall

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 26, 2013
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    FEBO is a chain of fast food. Well-known Dutch snacks like kroket, frikandel and more, can be bought 24/7 from of heated vending machine; also known as Eating from the wall.

    You find FEBO branches at the major streets.

    The first FEBO ever at the Stadionplein (opposite the Olympic Stadium) closed in October 2013. A new shopping mall and apartment building will fill up the square. Another landmark will be gone.

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    FEBO

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 17, 2012

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    FEBO: Typical vending machine
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    FEBO is a popular chain of Dutch snack bars. They have more than 20 branches in Amsterdam alone.

    Their typical feature are vending machines from which you can buy deep fried minced-meat hot dogs (frikandellen), croquettes (krokets) or different kind of burgers for prices between 1,50 and 2,00 Euro.

    FEBO snack bars usually also have a counter from where you can buy french fries and beverages. It is probably not the healthiest food, but definitely worth a try as a small snack between proper meals.

    We twice shared a frikandel and a satekroket, which were both tasty and well worth the experience.

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    AUTOMATIEK: QUICK & EASY TAKE-OUT SNACKS

    by LoriPori Written Jun 22, 2011

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    Automatiek

    This is not really a restaurant tip, but about a unique Dutch way of selling snacks. I have been fascinated with these "snack machines" since the first time I saw them.
    An Automat or AUTOMATIEK is a fast food, coin-operated vending machine where simple foods like hot, deep fried snacks and drinks are served. The Dutch FEBO stores provide a variety of sandwiches and croquettes (my favourite) which are back-loaded from a kitchen.
    You just put in the required coin, then open the door for your favourite pick. Simple - easy!
    The Automats are open 24 hours and are popular with locals and tourists alike.

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    Fast Food: FEBO

    by kazbah Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Dutch have these fast food stops called Febo .
    They consist of lots of little boxes with your choice of fast food inside
    While most Dutch will say they are horrible, they are very popular.
    To tell you the truth for a little snack for a couple of Euros the food tastes better than it looks.

    Favorite Dish: I think they are called Frikandel, cost about 2 Euros and yummy.

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    FeBo: FeBo

    by kenbac Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    FeBo

    Tasty and quick.
    If you fancy a mid-day snack or for that matter a middle of the night snack you can't get better.
    Very good value.
    The choice of items from the vending boxes is great.
    And they all taste great

    Favorite Dish: Frites with Frites Sauce (from the counter) and a Kroket (from the vending boxes).

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    FEBO: Super Fast Food

    by Ramonq Written Sep 7, 2010

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    When you get the snack attack during your long walks around the city centre, look for the FEBO sign, where there are Dutch treats such as croquettes and bamis. It's not really a restaurant but a self-service vending machine of morsels of Dutch snacks. Very cheap and it's quite tasty. I remember, there used to be many of these vending machines in the 1980's , but they seem to be fewer in 2010.

    Favorite Dish: Croquettes with veal or beef inside.

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    Febo: You just have to try it

    by Emile72 Written Apr 27, 2009

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    Something specific for Holland are the food out of the wall places. You just put in the coins (prices are between 1 Euro-2.5 Euros), open the door and the warm snack is there for you. Burgers and some specific Dutch snacks. Not healthy of course, but actually quite tasty and something different to try out. Febo is a chain and you can't miss it when walking in Amsterdam (or actually any large city in Holland).

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    FEBO: Fast food option

    by Dabs Written Jul 14, 2008

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    FEBO

    I was fascinated by FEBO, although not fascinated enough to plunk money into one of the slots!

    We passed by one of them in Amsterdam, FEBO is a chain of Dutch walk-up fast food restaurants, you can purchase certain items at the counter but most of the food is sitting inside little metal boxes, presumably under some sort of heating device, just waiting for you to plunk your Euros into it, sort of like a hot food vending machine.

    Most of the food inside the boxes are krokets, described on one website as "a thick gravy or ragout, that is covered in breadcrumbs and then deep-fried." Doesn't that sound appetizing?

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    FEBO: Dutch snack treats

    by heryanta Written Jul 12, 2007

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    Try the kassouffle or frikandel

    Carrying the most typical Dutch snacks such as Frikandel (Dutch sausage), Kaassouffle (deep fried cheese pastry) and Kroket (deep fried ragout) you have to give FEBO a try when you are in Amsterdam.

    They have multiple outlets in the city, including on prime locations such as the Leidseplein and Dam. You will notice the vending machines with the snacks inside (the Dutch calls it 'eating from the wall') and the snacks cost 1.5 - 3 Euro.

    Fries (try the garlic mayo!) is available at the counter but you might want to stay off the hamburgers...let's just say the Dutch hasn't mastered that particular snack yet :)

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    Local Dutch Cuisine: FEBO - Must Try Just for the Novelty!

    by OSpencers Written Mar 16, 2006

    No trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a trip to FEBO. It is an automat with food. How can you go wrong? Actually the results can vary. Just walk in and get change from the machines on the wall. Turn around and make a guess. Hollywood Squares with food. Drop your coin in the slot, open the door, and take out your prize.

    Favorite Dish: The sandwiches were probably the least appetizing, but the chicken wasn’t too bad. The selection of croquets were equally hit or miss. The cheese (kass?) soufflé was about the best of all the offerings in the case. They also sell fries from the counter. I think that they were ok, but not as good as others

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    Feebo: This was wacky!

    by LakeFever Written Dec 1, 2005

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    Very interesting....the food is prepared in the back and uploaded into individual compartments........to acquire some chow simply insert some euro and pull the little door open....food ranges from burgers to fries to chilli....comdiments on the side...
    These little outlets are at various places and you dont have to walk far to find one...open throughout the night....
    My evaluation...hmmmm...well I didnt actually try....there is so much food in Amsterdam that if you have to go to one of these places, you really dont care what you eat.....there are so many little restaurants for schwarma or pizza or cakes for that matter...
    Above and beyond that, you should be full from eating at any decent restaurant usually costing $15 euros to fill your belly and have a beer....see "All u can eat ribs tip"..
    Enjoy!

    Favorite Dish: aaaaaa....

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    Sandwiches in a machine: Yummy

    by JeSuisJill Written May 30, 2005

    Okay so I didn't eat these, but if you are really hungry late and night in Amsterdam, you can buy a sandwich out of a machine. Kinda like what you'd find in a hospital.

    Favorite Dish: More Yummy than you'd ever imagine!

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    Fast Food: Febo

    by Rachael71 Written Aug 12, 2004

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    Yuk!!

    You will see Febo shops everywhere in Amsterdam, and eventually the urge to put a Euro in the slot and take a piece of food out will prove too much. Honestly, take our word for it - it's not worth it! Think of all the other things you coould do with that euro! 30 seconds after this picture was taken, the food was in the bin. We had thought it was some kind of beef croquette, but my boyfriend thought it was more likely to be solidified pea soup, deep-fried in batter. We're in no rush to try a Febo again anyway - now don't say we didn't warn you!

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    Fast Food: Try It

    by vickss Written Sep 18, 2003

    One must try FEBOs the local fast food chain which has this futuristic coin operated burger and sandwich pop ups. Prices re almost the same as in McDonalds a lil less actuall and the taste is fine. It is specially recommended for backpackers. But otherwise also its a fine plce for fast food lovers.
    One problem though with it is the intruction and dish names are in Dutch language and people are not that helpful if you ask what the hell does this mean and that mean etc.
    Infact in this respect McD beats it hollow.
    Further, for people not used to too automated a world might like to try the age old McDonalds personalised service

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