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Van Dobben

Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
+31 (0)20 624 4200
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Ranked #512 of 2,251 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Dutch
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Description: It doesn't get much more Dutch than Van Dobben.This famous typical Amsterdam deluxe lunchroom is the meeting place of artists, soccer players and many other locals. Its Van Dobben croquette is famed far beyond the city limits. Voted number 1 croquette in the world.
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It's a food stop point with local menu and best quality Prompt service and fresh food Late hours availability and defiantly recommended as a MUST for Amsterdam visitors who wish to have real local food experience

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Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Van Dobben Croquettes are available at various places throughout Holland and are definately the best I've had. This place has great soups and a nice variety of Dutch food. Just ask for the English menu if you cannot read Dutch. Friendly staff. Wifi dropped out often is the only negative but this should be about tasting good Dutch food.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Super quick to be served our food after placing our order. English menu's were provided and the staff were friendly. The food was delicious, something different. Great place to try local food!

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Paris, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

This is fun and seems typical (not a lot of tourists inside). The food is not very good, but it is quite cheap. The staff is nice.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Waited for what felt like an age to be served. The young girl serving didn't seem to know who to serve first. Only ordered 2 drinks and some muffins. The coffee was ok, muffin was average. I think if your are after a quick bite to eat and drink on the go, it wouldn't be so bad, but sitting in... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We tried to contact the staff several times, but after half an hour of waiting to be served (the staff was busy talking to each other) we gave up.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Van Dobben is tucked away down a little alley of Rembrandts plein, and it's definitely worth seeking out! The interior is simple, but don't be deceived - the food is outstanding and brilliant value. Our Dutch friend said croquettes are the fast food of Holland and I know what I'd rather have on the high street than burger bars! So,... More

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100 reviews 100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It's the place the Amsterdam people go for sandwiches bad croquettes. Quite a hidden gem. I'd a hamburger, a shrimp croquette and a freshly squeezed orange juice. The hamburger was decent enough though not outstanding. While the shrimp croquette wasn't as good as those of Holtkamp, it's still very delicious. Service was good and they even had menu in different... More

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Milano, Italia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were in Amsterdam for a week end and we wander for a place to have something quick to eat. Very nice and informal place, if you ask they can give you also english menus. Typical fast food, croquettes were very nice! We also had one "panino" with meat and a peanuts souce that was delightful!! We ordered another one... More

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Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Tried the bitter ballen, croquettes and a rare beef sandwich. Fun to see people coming in and out and getting a quick bite. Good place to try some local fare as well. Quick service.

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