FEBO, Amsterdam

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  • FEBO: Typical vending machine
    FEBO: Typical vending machine
  • FEBO: Typical vending machine
    FEBO: Typical vending machine
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    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 17, 2012

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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.

    FEBO: Typical vending machine FEBO: Typical vending machine FEBO sign at Nieuwendijk 220
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    FEBO: Fast food option

    by Dabs Written Jul 14, 2008

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    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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    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"..

    Favorite Dish: aaaaaa....

    The ultimate description of  Im lookin but not touchin.

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    FEBO: Dutch snack treats

    by heryanta Written Jul 12, 2007

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    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 :)

    Try the kassouffle or frikandel

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    by LoriPori Written Jun 22, 2011

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    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 Rachael71 Written Aug 12, 2004

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    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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    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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    There are little automats...

    by zizquark Written Aug 25, 2002

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    There are little automats called FEBO around the city. A FEBO looks like the wall of PO boxes at the post office, except that the doors are transparent, and there are coin slots instead of keyholes. FEBO employees are hidden behind the wall of tiny clear cubicles, busily preparing tasty FEBO treats. Although there are a large number of tiny compartments at a FEBO, it's hard to tell if there is any difference in their contents. Each one simply contains something small, breaded, deep-fat-fried, and unidentifiable looking somewhat like a large eggroll. The up-side is that it doesn't cost much to eat at a FEBO; for a couple of guilders, you can slide open the door to reveal a scrumptious 'broodje mit kass' (whatever that means). They're also open 24 hours a day. Great after a night of drinking.

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    FeBo: FeBo

    by kenbac Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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  • I have to say that the febo(?)...

    by delilahdee Written Aug 25, 2002

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    I have to say that the febo(?) vending stores were my absolute favorite. What a trip to have a room full of nothing but little window vending areas, put in some money and get anything you want. I don't remeber the food, but hey, this is an experience.

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    Febo: Febo is a fast food experience

    by cwest03 Updated Sep 1, 2002

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    You have to be drunk, stoned or curious to want to eat at Febo. This vending machine style fast food restaurant is not for the weak stomach. There are many selections of which I have tried the 'hamburger' and the chicken sandwich. I didn't have the stomach to try the other mysterious fried delights. The food selection process is quite unique as you insert money, open the small door and remove your hot meal. Locations are available throughout the city as well as the Netherlands in general. Also keep your eye out for Febo impostors. I'm not sure how they stack up against the original.

    Favorite Dish: I'd have to say the chicken sandwich is my favorite.

    This picture makes my mouth water.

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    FEBO: Eating out the wall

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Oct 26, 2013

    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.

    Famous VT-ers at the Reguliersbreestraat FEBO Landmark at the Stadionplein - Amsterdam
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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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    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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