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355 Riccarton Road | Church Corner, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-343 0707
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08:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is a little piece of heaven! It even has old Amsterdam cheese! If you miss home you can always find a home in New Zealand! Food is amazing and the people very nice! I enjoyed it!

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Thank sannie1992
IAN P, Public Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

The Cheese is a feature of Van Dam's as is the coffee. Pleased you enjoyed you stay. More 

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137 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Kees is the wonderful Dutch owner, who is always around for a friendly chat. There is a huge assortment of packaged Dutch treasures to buy. You can have a meal here, have a coffee, and after that sample the divine desserts from the cabinet; with a piece of Dutch cheese of course! Came away with slices of 5 different cheeses... More 

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Thank Cheryl B
IAN P, Public Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, and that you enjoyed our 'shop' offerings. We aim to please. Do call again when next in Christchurch. More 

Rolleston, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Went here to buy yummy dutch cheeses, great assortment of choice. Friendly service. Stayed for lunch and ordered the beef kroket and dutch special fries. Only thing i would recommend is a bit more musterd on the plate but otherwise its finger licking good. We will be back!

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Thank explore-wine-dine
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, both about the cheese and the Kroket. Will mention to the kitchen staff about the musterd. Do call again when driving into Christchurch, there is plenty of parking at the back off Auburn Av. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

When we visited Christchurch, I especially went here because they do sell dutch "kroketten". Being dutch I love these and really miss them. The kroketten were good, as they should be. I was expecting some more dutch items on the menu, but there were only six items on the black bord. A friend had the dutch platter, " 2 kroketten,... More 

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Thank Bea T
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry about the hot coffee, will mention it to staff. When you next come did you know that we have parking round the back in Aubun Street More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Good coffee and eats and time to catch up with friends for a chat. Busy but not crowded and nice atmosphere.

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Thank RonandMo1234
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 September 2016

A wonderful place to stop with friends and have a light refreshing morning tea or lunch with lovely fresh food from small finger food chicken crochets savories pies small cakes no rush to leave/ Very friendly staff. Open 7 days

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Thank sueandtrev2016
IAN P, Guest Relations Manager at Van Dam's Cafe, responded to this review

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Waimate, New Zealand
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We had brunch here, we should have made a reservation as there was a group of us, but they fit us in, made us welcome. Explained the various Dutch foods we were not familiar with. And the food and service was excellent. Would highly recommend.

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Thank CanNZ
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

great cafe if you want a cosy and different family atmosphere, friendly staff, cheese toasties are superb. and so are the croquettes but you definitely need two! and now they are open on Sundays! busy little cafe

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Thank Lorraine T
Christchurch
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Takes me back to when I lived in Holland. Great coffee and they had some Paleo choices in the cabinet.

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1 Thank Sally R
Twizel, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

I've been frequenting Van Dam's for many years now and always enjoy the friendly service and the variety of exotic food - much more interesting than your generic NZ cafe fare. Nice atmosphere with lots of Dutch mementos decorating the walls, and they have a shop selling Dutch cheeses, liquorice and other treats. Plenty of car parking at back, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 11
Cuisine
Dutch, Cafe, European, Fast food
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 16:00
Friday
08:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 355 Riccarton Road | Church Corner, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 0707
Description
Come down and enjoy a unique experience of dutch food, music and gezelligheid.


Share a coffee with a friend and experience true Dutch hospitality.

Van Dam's Cafe and Delicatessen has
been providing quality imported goods and
homemade treats for a number of years and
we provide a comfortable home away from
home for many dutch immigrants and their
children who long for a taste of the Netherlands.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?