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5x Spots for oliebollen

The ‘oliebol’ is a Dutch baked good that is traditionally eaten on New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Eve festivities aren’t complete without this slightly sweet fried dough ball. Get yours at one of these spots!


The ice cream queens at Intelligentia have a few other tricks up their sleeves. Besides cocktails, cakes, and high teas, they bake a mean oliebol. Intelligentia wouldn't be Intelligentia if they didn't redesign this Dutch delight. Their so-called ‘culybollen’ are available in three flavors: salted caramel, lemon meringue and strawberry, and champagne and white chocolate. Get yours at their winter cabin in front of the Wonder Room. 

Hoving Gebakwagens

The Hoving pastry stalls can’t be missed throughout the city. The most recognizable place must be on 18 September Square, right next to the Blob. Besides the traditional oliebollen, also available with currants, you can get dough balls filled with your favorite candy bar. You'll also find their stalls on Trudoplein and Market Square.

Oliebollenkraam Blixembosch, Ouverture

This stall is located outside the city center, but the oliebollen here are well worth the detour. Every year several parties test (almost) all oliebollen in the city, and guess what? The oliebollen from the stall on the Ouverture came out best. Try the classics yourself or opt for one of the other pastry specialties.


Toasted & Roasted

Toasted, roasted, and now also, fried. Toasted & Roasted also ventures into the Dutch tradition. No special add-ons, just a good old fried dough ball accompanied by powdered sugar. Tip: when ordering oliebollen, make sure to order a burger or sandwich for lunch as well!

IJssalon Boschdijk

This year, the ice cream parlor at the Boschdijk once again transformed into a baker. In December you won’t find any ice cream on display, it’s all baked goods. One of their specialties is 'oliebol on a stick'. And that’s not all! If you’re a lover of the Spanish doughnuts called Churros, you are the right place here.