I am not a big fan of the holiday season. Not that I don’t like holidays, or my in-laws, but the concentration of both in just a few weeks in December is somewhat overdosed. Fortunately, there are light points in these dark times as well – like Richard Visser’s oliebollen.
Oliebollen (literally “oil balls”) are doughnuts, Dutch style. I am more of an apple-snacker than a doughnut eater but Richard’s oliebollen are in a class of their own. Richard is a pastry chef, a doughnut maker, and a man with a mission – to make the best olieballen possible. And he succeeds in it.
At the end of December the results of the National Doughnut test are published in the AD newspaper. Last year, Richard Visser won again – for the 9th time! And this year, he’s going for the 10th time, for sure.
The doughnut stall is on the usual spot, at the crossroads of the Heemraadsingel and the Vierambachtsstraat. It’s only there until the end of January, so be quick! And don’t worry – 2-hour lines like the one you see on the photo are only on New Year’s day.
Richard Visser’s Gebakkraam | Snacks | Oliebol (doughnut) € 1
Mon – Sat 09:00 – 18:00