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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 #579 of 2,317 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
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Went there after the movies...everything screams of quality comfort food, they've been there since 1945 and they're not going anywhere. Tried soup, sandwiches and of course...croquette. Everything was heavenly to say the least, very fast...an absolute classic. Can't miss it when in Amsterdam

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is as Dutch as it gets. Locals frequent this place for a quick bite and go. The atmosphere is no Starbucks but then again, locals do not go to this place for its ambiance. For a tourist like me, just experiencing a typical Dutch fastfood joint is appealing. Their menu is simple yet portions filling. Gouda and slices... More

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Milan, Italy
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Horrible experience like in a nightmare. We entered the "restaurant" (you have to be brave to pronunciate that word referring to this place). First we were completely astonished by a terrible smell of smashed meat or I do not know what (I really do not want to know). But, still brave enough and stimulated by the large amount of good... More

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chgo
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a must for me when I come to Amsterdam. I'm in love with their croquettes & their liver sandwich. Absolutely delicious!!!!!! Super affordable too. Highly recommend this place!

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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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10 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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