Van der Vaart moved to Spurs during the transfer window for £8 million and he is already repaying the faith shown by manager Harry Redknapp.
The Dutchman has certainly hit the ground running and chipped in with a goal in their 4-1 defeat of FC Twente in the Champions League midweek game.
He continued his brilliant start by scoring a brace against Aston Villa on Saturday, ensuring that the White Hart Lane side would get all three points after going a goal behind.
Crouch says relishes the opportunity of playing with such a world-class talent and feels that there are already demonstrating an understanding.
"It's fantastic playing with him," the England striker told Sky Sports.
"He's a top-class player and playing with someone like that seems to make my job easier.
"In training we've struck up quite a good partnership.
"Obviously he's reading the flick-ons and balls and he got a couple of goals against Villa.
"The fans love him here already."