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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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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
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  • 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
Nice little gem in a very touristy area

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
Stephanie C
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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274 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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CT
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This little was highly recommended to us not to miss. They have nice simple sandwiches (roasted pork, corned beef, ham) and many different kinds of croquettes which were very tasty. A good stop but a bit out of the way for visitors...it seemed like we walked forever to finally get there.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I liked their famous "croquet". Portions are not really big, but so you can try different types of croquets. Nice place if you want to try a Dutch meal and don't waste too much time for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you wanna try the typical Dutch food in a friendly place do not hesitate to visit them. Sitio con comida tipica muy rica y majos la gente del local

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Canggu, Indonesia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 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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7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 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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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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