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Van Dobben

#195 of 2,998 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017 BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 4200
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Today
10:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 21:00
Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for the roast beef sandwich! I also tasted the kroket sandwich which was good. Don't go to the location near albert kuyf only to the one in the city center

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Thank Ronny A
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped in as part of a food tour. Tried the kroket which were absolutely delicious, we need to adopt this snack back at home. The restaurant is rough and ready but that's part of the charm. They also do sandwiches if you're looking for something a bit more filling.

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Thank JenandNeil365
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

It was my 2nd times in Nederlands and 2nd times in Van Dobben. Fresh bread, good meal. I recommand american filet, krokett, and lever sandwich. The best krokett.

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Thank jim-ludon
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Although it's 'just' a sandwich shop, it is steeped with real value and culture that is harder and harder to find these days. We were referred here by an old friend from Holland who still remembers it from when he was a teenager. Sandwiches were simply delicious, and we tried a croquette as well. One of the best we have... More 

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Thank Michael S
Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Really friendly staff. Small and easy menu but great place for a quick bite and the famous "kroket".

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Thank Kim M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Old traditional dutch street food: warmvlees, kroket... No alcohol served! I suggest a glass Of milk to drink with a lekker kroket or warmvlees, half-om... Credit card not accepted

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

in this restaurant which looks like a butchery, we came in a raining day. We sat at the counter and began to order. there was so many choices in the menu and we ordered 5-6 dishes (cheese sandwich, special meatball, hamburger, hot sausage etc....) and all were very simple but tasty(their mustard is just fabulous). each of them costs about... More 

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Thank Corentin C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

An 'eetsalon' with stark white tiled walls and staff in white butcher coats that looks like it's change little since opening in 1945. Pop in and try the croquettes - just a quick visit or take away is best.

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Thank AaronPaulMarcus
Spanbroek, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
Dutch, Fast food, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Korte Reguliersdwarsstraat 5-9, 1017 BH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 624 4200
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)
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