Best Pancakes Restaurants in Amsterdam
Pancakes are everybody’s favourite. Amsterdam has several pancake restaurants where you can eat pancakes with a traditional topping. Sprinkle with sugar or black treacle and bacon. De Pancake Bakery is a charming little place filled with locals and tourists. Once inside, you will understand why this place is so popular. It is as if you are in a friend’s kitchen who is happily baking away pancakes. If you want to venture away from the city centre, Boerderij Meerzicht is the place to be.
The Pancake Bakery is easy to find. It is located on Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s main canals, and only a few blocks away from the Anne Frank House. The building itself is a charming old warehouse, once used for storing spices and other products the East India Company traded.
Inside, the walls are adorned with vintage Dutch photos and paintings. Marble topped tables and wooden chairs make comfortable places to sit. On each table you will find a canister with thick black treacle, an essential ingredient for many Dutch pancakes.
Spekpannenkoek, Bacon Pancake
If you want to be Dutch among the Dutch, order spekpannenkoeken met stroop, bacon pancake smothered in black treacle. This sweet-savoury combination is an acquired taste. If this is not quite what you had in mind, try one of the international pancakes; the Indonesian pancake with chicken chunks doused in spicy peanut sauce, or the Canary Islands pancake with fried bananas, banana liqueur, ice-cream and whipped cream. Alternatively, treat yourself to one of the giant omelets, the three egg variety topped with ham, mushrooms, onions, bacon and cheese or indulge in one of the tantalizing sweets from the dessert menu.
The Pancake Bakery is located at Prinsengracht 191, almost next to Anne Frank House. Open daily from 09.00-20.30, Friday and Saturday until 21.00.
Pancake River Cruise
Combine a 75-minute cruise on the IJ River and through the canals of Amsterdam with an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet. You will sail past iconic buildings, first ‘old Amsterdam’ with canal houses with interesting gables the you move on to ‘modern Amsterdam’ with eye-catching buildings like EYE Film museum REM eiland And A’DAM lookout tower. Amsterdam docks and gigantic cruise ships. Children are more than welcome and the playroom will keep them busy.
More Pancake Restaurants in Amsterdam
Boerderij Meerzicht is a farm house situated in the middle of the Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam woods, Koenraadkade 56. They are open from Wednesday to Sunday 10.00-19.00, closed Monday and Tuesday. Pancakes are served from 11.00.
You will mix with the locals (and their children) when you eat your pancakes at Pancakes Amsterdam, Berenstraat 39, open from 09.00-15.00 or Pancake House Mondial open 09.00-21.00 in Raadhuisstraat 45. Both these restaurants are right in the centre of Amsterdam.
If you like Art Nouveau details and Hollywood stars staring at you from the wall, you’re in the right place at Meneer Pannekoek, Mr Pancake. The pancakes are so delicious that you may find it difficult to stop after the first one you ate. What about pancakes topped with pear, sugar and whipped cream or peach-coconut-egg liqueur pancakes? Mr Pancake is located at Raadhuisstraat 6, open seven days a week from 10.00-20.00.
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