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Van Dobben

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Dutch, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen
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Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 624 4200
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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The best traditional Dutch Kroket!!!

The best traditional Dutch Kroket in a traditional diner style restaurant. The service and setting is what you expect. No fine dining here but excellent, fast, tasty food. Must visit lunch stop in Amsterdam. Love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The best traditional Dutch Kroket in a traditional diner style restaurant. The service and setting is what you expect. No fine dining here but excellent, fast, tasty food. Must visit lunch stop in Amsterdam. Love it!

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Cascais, Portugal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We found this restaurant because of a dutch guy who was working in our hostel and it's truly an amazing place to go. The food is typical, excellent and the prices are low, what more can you want? Will go back to with when I return to Amsterdam!

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

After all those great comments, we went there to have croquettes. Well, not hot, but luke warm, not as tasty as I ate shrimp croquets in for instance Brussels and Ghent. A real disappointment, especially after all that talk about 'the BEST'. croquette. Nah. Not at all.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friends and I had spent a fair bit of time wandering around the Albert Cuyp markets and had developed a bit of an appetite... We didn't want to just stand and eat by one of the many stalls on the market itself, but have a seat and relax for a few minutes as well, and I remembered reading some... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

For super quick small sandwiches (rolls) pop in here for friendly service. Ask for a menu in your language, they probably have it. If you're hungry order 2 or 3 different selection as they come out on small buns, but the prices suit. Very yummy items such as smoked eel, American, meatball special and pork with gravy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Go here for a great fast meal and don't be afraid to experiment. The place is authentic and the food is authentic. It's not a tourist trap like a lot of Amsterdam and is where the locals still go to eat -- we were the only ones speaking English (luckily the staff knows English). Croquettes are outta this world. Try... More 

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Kansas City, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Von Dobben's is where I found the best croquet sandwich. The diner itself is rather small with limited seating, but the wait staff are responsive, friendly and the food is delivered quickly and with a smile. We visited on a busy afternoon, but despite the ongoing traffic, our sandwiches were fresh, quick and delicious (shrimp sandwich and croquet). If you... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

i love croquette/ kroketten (Kroket in Indonesian). so in Amsterdam i sampled many kroketten. I have to say Van Dobben's is the best the sandwich are also yummy. simple and yummy and not too expensive. I like Van Dobben near albert cuyp market

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you like your food as you see it, if possible immediately, simple and tasteful, this is it. Bar style butchery with on demand cold and hot dishes that will make you come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Aah! The kroketten here are the best! Crunchy on the outside and creamy inside. They serve it on bread or by itself. We had the chicken soup as well which was very tasty. Easy to get to from Singel flower market. (We walked from Leidseplein). The waitress who served us was brisk but friendly. It is a busy place. Do... More 

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Additional Information about Van Dobben

Address: Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 (0)20 624 4200
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: Dutch, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen

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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, Sandwiches, European, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

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)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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