5 Reasons I Love FEBO (aka that ever-giving wall of fried delicacies)

Why you need FEBO in your life

So, you’ve had a big night out, the clubs were wild and crazy, and now you’re looking for something delicious and convenient right from a window on the street. No, I’m not talking about the Red Light District, get your mind out of the gutter. I’m talking about something the Dutch are even more proud of: FEBO. Below are just a few of the reasons I love this place so much:

1. Forming FEBO Friendships

Want to make some friends in Netherlands? Go to one after a night of partying on a Sunday morning. There is a sort of camaraderie that is formed between a group of people who are completely drunk, trying not to barf up that last Heineken, and looking for something fried to line their stomachs.

FEBO fabulousness at night

2. It’s Literally a Wall of Food

Foreign people find this “wall of food” even crazier than the idea of an entire street devoted to prostitutes in windows. But if you ask me, the Dutch know what life is really about: food. According to the World Happiness Report, Netherlands is the 6th happiest country in the world, and I truly believe FEBO contributes to this.

Beats Jon Snow’s wall hard

My idea of heaven is a wall of food, so basically Netherlands has provided me with a heaven on earth, and I will be forever grateful for this. Amen.


3. Everything Fried

I love anything fried, that has a ton of calories and is really, really bad for you. Yes, I’m American, how did you know?

This ‘establishment’  takes junk food to a whole new level.  It’s a glorious wall of tiny little windows, with beautiful lights shining in your face, and all these different fried food choices staring at you, screaming, “eat me, eat me, you know you want to!” 

The fact that you can walk up to a window, and pick out something as mouth wateringly delicious as a kroket, makes me proud to be part of this generation.


4. Cheap Eats

I won’t sugarcoat it, Netherlands can be expensive, especially for students and younger people just starting out. Eating at FEBO beats the ramen noodle diet a thousand times over, and you have a variety of food choices.

The Dutch are a frugal bunch and I’m right there along with them if that means getting my bitterballen for a cheap price. It’s is a five star restaurant in my book; basically I’m a cheap date, so men, form a single file line.



I have heard people use FEBO as a verb on more than one occassion. And why not? It’s a lifestyle. It’s a religion. But most of all it is an integral part of the Dutch culture, and I don’t think they would have it any other way.


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