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Rembrandtplein
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Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 624 4200
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 107
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I drive 1000 km at least once a year to go to this place

Forget the attitude of the staff( typical Dutch,strangers think it's rude,its not it is Amsterdam style) Concentrate on the food, kroket, halfom (liver and pekelvlees) rosbeef, etc.....I am Dutch living for 40 years in France,but i go at least once a year,sometimes twice a year,to Amsterdam only... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
balifanbart
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Canggu, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canggu, Indonesia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Forget the attitude of the staff( typical Dutch,strangers think it's rude,its not it is Amsterdam style) Concentrate on the food, kroket, halfom (liver and pekelvlees) rosbeef, etc.....I am Dutch living for 40 years in France,but i go at least once a year,sometimes twice a year,to Amsterdam only to have my sandwhiches at VAN DOBBEN.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Came here with my Dutch friend who ordered us a portion of bitterballen to share. Service was fast and friendly and the food was good. From what I could see, the staff were happy to advise customers and were chatty. The place has a nice vibe and is definitely worth seeking out for authentic Dutch food!

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is a place where you can find typical food! It is good and cheap, so...what else?! The people are so nice and advice you very well:)) I really recommend this place to have lunch or a snack if you are in Amsterdam! Enjoy!!

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The food in this small deli is amazing. The croquettes were the best we had in Amsterdam without a doubt. I also recommend the roast beef sandwich, which is delicious. The place was filled with locals which was a good sign. Go for a traditional Dutch dining experience!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

Founded in1946, Van Dobbens atmosphere seems unchanged. Its "croquettes" are famous and sent to all Dutch Embassies. Other rolls that must be tried are with "Americain", smoked eal, "warm vlees"

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Runnemede, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The food is very good, especially the croquettes. The prices are surprisingly very reasonable. The employees are all extremely friendly and efficient. Their menu is in English as well as Dutch. I would have given an "excellent" rather than "very good" rating but for one thing. Beware, do not use their free Wi-Fi. I used it and it took over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Go there for tradition, as it's been there for nearly 70 years. I've had better croquettes elsewhere. Note: there doesn't seem to be any toilet. This is more a deli with tables than a restaurant.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Another 'must visit' by Lonely Planet and we went there right after we checked into our B&B! Tucked away down a small street, off Rembrandt Square, this deli like fast foot eatery has a total 40's vibe and is fabulous!!! We LOVED it and went twice during our 4 days in Amsterdam. We tried both the croquettes and buns and... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: Dutch

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, 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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