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Van Dobben

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Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 624 4200
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Description: It doesn't get much more Dutch than Van Dobben.This famous typical...
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
“ typical Dutch snack in Amsterdam”

I had read about its croquettes on a travel article and i tried while i was in albert cupmarket. its just so cripsy and delicious , i had it ordered with bun and hot chocolate. A must try while in Amsterdam.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
vasu_prabhakar
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Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about its croquettes on a travel article and i tried while i was in albert cupmarket. its just so cripsy and delicious , i had it ordered with bun and hot chocolate. A must try while in Amsterdam.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Everytime I visit Amsterdam I pop in here for a sandwich or 2. They are always busy regardless of time of day. A lot of homemade toppings as well as your usuals. Enjoy watching the staff at work, they have been there for years and have their own systems.

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Castelfidardo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We had a dinner here because we just wanted to try the special sandwiches that are good reviewed on tripadvisor. The staff was pleasant and they gave as a menu in different languages, english and italian included. I think that in this "local fast food" you can have a taste of the typical dutch cooking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you want to feel reallly dutch, go for a great lunch at Van Dobben. Follow the instructions of the waitress, and you'll be very satisfied in the end. I've eaten all that is shown at the window, all cold cuts, kroket, and of course, milk for drink!

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Brampton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Heard about Van Dobben before we went. Awesome croquettes with mustard on a bun. Ladies working were very charming in their Dutch way, Probably a 100 feet from Rembrandt Square. I agree it is more of a small dinner or snack place then what most travelers dinner ideas are. Have to go a couple of times if you are visiting.... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Each time we go to Amsterdam I insist on visiting Van Dobben's to have a croquette and I am never disappointed. The food there is typically Dutch and tastes delicious. The service is efficient albeit a little direct in style but that for me is part of what makes Van Dobben's special.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If your looking for real dutch delicacy this is the place to be served with a real dutch attitude, Not cheap but clean and quality! Brotje warm flees met sate--- warm beef sandwich with sate sauce absoloutly beautiful !

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Merignac, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A great place with an easy decoration, it's possible to have some snack for cheap price. Don't miss this Adam's place, the staff is very friendly

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Great food (I'm guessing local food). Meatball and croquettes are a must!. Excellent for a quick bite while walking around city centre. Staff is very friendly. One of my Amsterdam's favorite!

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I was dying to have a crab salad (sandwich) in Amsterdam since my last visit to this city 30 years ago. I couldn't remember where I first had it so I tried this restaurant and it was good but not great. I thought the 5.25 euros was a little steep for a little bit of crab filling on a plain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 (0)20 624 4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Dutch, European, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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