Going to Amsterdam and not eating Dutch pancakes is like going to Chicago and not trying the pizza. You may have been served a “Dutch Pancake” back home, but trust us when we say that they are nothing like the real thing served in The Netherlands. Dutch pancakes (pannekoeken) are massive and the number of toppings is usually very extensive. Traditional pancakes are topped with powdered sugar, butter and syrup. At restaurants like The Pancake Bakery, you’ll also find specialty pancakes like the “Greenland”, topped with spinach, Brie and cashews. Or how about an Indian pancake, topped with Indonesian peanut sauce, chicken and raw veggies? Our favorite is the good old cheese and bacon pancake, and although it might be a heart attack waiting to happen, it’s mighty tasty. Pancakes here cost around €6, specialty pancakes are €13.75.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 09:30 PM
- Feature: Breakfast & Brunch
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, amex
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Amsterdam, Westermarkt