Van Dobben

Top choice Dutch

in Southern Canal Ring

Open since the 1940s, Van Dobben has a cool diner feel, with white tiles and a siren-red ceiling. Traditional meaty Dutch fare is its forte: low-priced, finely sliced roast-beef sandwiches with mustard are an old-fashioned joy, or try the pekelvlees (akin to corned beef) or halfom (if you're keen on pekelvlees mixed with liver).

The meat kroketten (croquettes) are up there with the best in town and are almost compulsory after a late-night Rembrandtplein booze-up. White-coated staff who've worked here for decades specialise in snappy banter.