Richard Visser's Gebakkraam Rotterdam

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Richard Visser’s Gebakkraam – Best balls in Holland

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.

Richard Visser won the National Doughnut test (the Dutch take their oliebollen seriously) 9 times! This year 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!

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Heemraadssingel 169, Rotterdam

Opening Times

Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00


Doughnut: € 1
Winter in Antwerp
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)