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The Old Pal

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$$ - $$$
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European
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Oostwaarts 4 | Stadshart Zoetermeer, 2711 BB Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
0793425855
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Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:30
Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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zoetermeer
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97 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Just a simpel restaurant with a nice terrace on the square in front of the restauarant. Simple card and simpel drinks

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Thank LifeZoetermeer
Zoetermeer
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

The Olld Pal serves nice saté and has friendly service, but as a whole it is an average café. Especially the wines should be better. Still, it is a popular place in Zoetermeer, so you might want to make a reservation.

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Thank Rob J
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74 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. I passed the restaurant many times but for some reason it did not appeal. The food was actually quite nice, only the portions were small. Especially the cheese fondue could be a little more. The apple pie was actually disappointing. Clearly a mass produced pie instead of one from a bakery.

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Thank Ronald P
Europe
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Great food, great beer, friendly staff and reasonable prices. The only bummer, food menu not in English. However, staff speak it (general, in The Netherlands) and even the chef came out to ensure I got what I was looking for. Free wi-fi as well. Loved it!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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407 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

This place, on a side road of the main square of the Shopping area, is quite popular. It has an outside terrace (heated in winter times). Very nice personnel. Not too many courses on the menu, but all very nice and tasteful. We were a party of three and all enjoyed our meal (a selection of fish, meat and vegi).... More 

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Thank Hans750
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Beer of the month, fine wines, fresh seasonal products on the menu like mussels and the bar bites offer a wide variety from old cheese to traditional snacks. Food is fresh and good. Fine pub located in the city center. Highly recommended.

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Thank Neskimo
The Netherlands
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

I ordered the Wap-paz menu here that was quite disappointing. Overall the taste of the food did not match the quality and expectations raised when I read it on the menu. Firstly the carpaccio lacked flavor. The salmon bonbons were nice; but not really bonbons, more like another carpaccio made out of salmon. 2nd cousre: The tilapia was nice but... More 

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Thank NotSoDutch
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Nice bar, both indoor and outdoor seating and looks authentic from the inside. I did not expect such a place in Zoetermeer where everything is fairly new. Enjoyed it and will definitely visit again for drinks with friends!

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Thank Lennart A
The Netherlands
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013 via mobile

Nice And relaxed Place To Have Good beer. ICome Here Often With Friends. Service Is Good. Place Is Not The Cheapest, But It Is The Best In Zoetermeer.

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Thank NotSoDutch
Leiden, The Netherlands
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369 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

Always something going on here, beer of the month, a combination platter of beer with a bite. At the weekend they often organize parties with live acts. I prefer to go on late afternoon sundays and simply enjoy my beer in this atmosphere. It has a nice and cozy vibe to it, a bit of a Dutch farm stashed with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Dutch, Bar, Cafe, European, Pub, Central European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oostwaarts 4 | Stadshart Zoetermeer, 2711 BB Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Zoetermeer
  • Phone Number: 0793425855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?