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Van Dobben

#206 of 2,842 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 (0)20 624 4200
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Spanbroek, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nostalgia! My first visit with my parents was in 1954. Ever since i frequently visit van Dobben especially for the "broodjes kroket". I even got all my relatives from Sweden to like the "van dobben krokets". Now i was here with a daughter of my swedish aunt and she made it clear upon arrival at Schiphol Airport that we must... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Netherlands doesn't really have a cuisine but the Dutch do know how to snack. I wanted to find the best Kroket in the Netherlands and a family member suggested I try van Dobben. I am not sure if I found the best but it was the best one I have ever had. The atmosphere in this "sandwich" shop is... More 

Thank DekkersTravels
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Great quality typical Dutch/ Amsterdam buns! Everything here is fresh and of high quality. Fun and friendly also typical Amsterdam staff.

Thank RodgerMettenday
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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341 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Sometimes it's great to eat something very Dutch. For locals Van Dobben is famous for its croquettes. Nothing beats a great "broodje kroket".

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

My husband discovered this restaurant on a travel show. We found it and fell in love! The service was exceptional! The food was fantastic! Croquettes and sandwiches were what we tried for lunch! The quality of the food and the reasonable prices were wonderful! We went here 2 times on this short trip to Amsterdam. We will definitely come back... More 

Thank Leslie A
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419 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

If you want to try how the dutch enjoy their lunch, breaks or late hunger killers, this is the right place to go. With the atmosphere of a neighbourhood joint and the same decoration as it was in the beginning, the first feeling is one of being in a familiar place with nice people. No frills service and sitting or... More 

Thank Polskiman
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We were told by natives of Amsterdam that they had the best croquets and be sure to go there. I didn't even know what a croquet was! I don't have other croquets to compare by, but wow, were these great! We ordered two more after the first two!

1 Thank Judy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

When u really want to experience dutch food culture then this is youre looking for, its yum yum and affordable price..

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Serving up no nonsense delicious food, this is a great place to get refueled for more wanderings. The hamburger was great but the signature croquette was the best, definitely worth trying.

Thank James T
Heemstede, The Netherlands
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352 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Van Dobben is a typical old Amsterdam place where they serve nice rolls with all kinds of choices. Don't miss the kroket which is really famous.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Dutch, Fast Food, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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