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October 28, 2016

3 of the best… hot dogs in Amsterdam

The latest posts from A-mag - Amsterdam’s city magazine. Created especially for international visitors and residents, it's packed full of insider tips for what to do and what to see in the city. Pick up your copy at an I amsterdam Visitor Centre, or see the current issue online.

BULLS & DOGS

While the pretzel bun-based hot dogs at this little slice of hipster heaven divide opinion between purists and fans – do try the ‘Smokey Pepper Dog’ with merguez sausage (€5,50) and hand-cut sweet potato fries (€3,75). The chocolate ‘freakshake’ (€6,00), a milkshake decorated with Oreo cookies, Nutella, chocolate buttons and a cigarette wafer roll, is universally adored. Bulls & Dogs, Van Woustraat 58. Other location: Food Hallen (Bellamyplein 53).

HEMA

Beloved by Dutch builders and bankers alike, Hema’s €2,00 take on the fast food favourite is echt Hollands and deeply down to earth. In a typical display of polder practicality, the white bread rolls actually come with a tubular tunnel down the centre for the warm sausage and Hema’s scrumptious ‘secret mustard sauce’. Hema, various locations.

THE FAT DOG

Ron Blaauw’s snacketeria takes a low-brow break from the renowned chef’s usual high-end cooking. We liked the Gangs of New York (€7,50!), a frankfurter with just the right burst and bite, served on pooch-printed paper with sauerkraut, smoked onion marmalade, mustard and bacon crisps. Price aside, these haute dogs are clearly a different breed from those dodgy Dam-square pavement specials. The Fat Dog, Ruysdaelkade 251.

Words: Karin Engelbrecht

Image: The Fat Dog