As you probably know, there are plenty of different varieties of pancakes. There is the famous sweet fluffy American pancake filled with chocolates, bananas, and blueberries, and then there is the paper-thin French crepe and galettes, which are an absolute treat for any pancake lover. However, Dutch pancakes are arguably the best variants of pancakes and it is something that you should not miss when you tour Amsterdam.
The Dutch pancakes, which are popularly known as pannenkoeken, is slightly thinner than American pancakes, but they are a bit thicker than a French crepe. What really makes Dutch pancakes unique is their size and toppings. Even a single Dutch pancake will fill up your whole plate. Below are some of the most deliciously inventive pancake joints in Amsterdam that you must include in your itinerary when you visit the lively city.
Pancake Bakery, which is located in the Jordaan district, is one of the most popular and oldest bakeries in Amsterdam city. You can find plenty of delicious pancakes here such as the Indonesian Pancake with savory spices and chicken sate; Thai Pancake with red curry goodness; and the classic, Dutch pancake with bacon and cheese. Make sure to try any one of the above-mentioned pancakes and top it off with an ice-cold Heineken or a hot cappuccino.
Pancakes! Amsterdam is actually a new restaurant in the city and was opened just a few months ago. Even though this newly opened restaurant does not have a deep history or “pancake experience” as that of the other restaurants in the city, it still serves several delicious pancakes. The bacon, banana, & chili pepper pancake; the strawberries, yogurt, & lemon honey pancake; and the camembert, chicory, ham, & raspberry sauce in the restaurant will make your taste buds tingle.
Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs is a tiny restaurant that is located on the top of an old house. In fact, it is the smallest restaurant in Amsterdam and even entire Europe. You can find only four tables inside this Amsterdamian restaurant. The walls of Pannenkoekenhuis Upstairs are adorned with Dutch royalty portraits while the ceiling is covered in hanging teapots. If you are planning to visit this restaurant, then you should certainly try the Cointreau or Grand Marnier pancake.