Pancakes, Amsterdam

Pancakes in Amsterdam

The Place

Anyone who knows me well is fully aware of my pancake addition. It’s pretty much my favourite food stuff. And no visit to Amsterdam would be complete without some authentic Dutch pancakes.

There are big debates about where to find the best pancakes in Amsterdam. Maybe I’m too easy to please but I find it really difficult to pick just one. Of all the many (many) pancakes I’ve tried across the city, I don’t think I’ve ever had one I didn’t like.  

But, if I had to choose, I suppose my go-to pancake house would have to be this one, the ingeniously named Pancakes Amsterdam. They serve up fresh, homemade pancakes in a welcoming little venue, with tables outside when the weather allows.

The Neighbourhood

Pancakes Amsterdam is a small chain with a handful of locations across Amsterdam. I visited the original restaurant, in the Nine Streets district, opposite the Houseboat museum and right on the canal.

Other Amsterdam highlights close by including the Pulitzer and Soho House as well as Kassens, Goodies and The Avocado Show, all eateries close to my heart.

A Good Shout for…

Authentic Dutch pancakes. And exciting flavour combos for the adventurous too.

The Best Bits

  • The pancakes, obvs. Pancakes Amsterdam serves over 30 varieties of sweet and savoury pancakes, including the famous Dutch poffertjes (a kind of baby pancake). Keep it classic with ham and cheese or go off piste with ingredients like goats’ cheese, pesto and guacamole.
  • The interior. Quirky booths. Tiled walls. And the occasional framed pic of the Dutch royal family. Pancakes Amsterdam is contemporary but super Instagram-friendly.
  • The fact that there are vegan, gluten free and lactose free options so everyone can enjoy some pancakey goodness.
Best pancake shop in Amsterdam
Best pancake shop in Amsterdam
Best pancake shop in Amsterdam
Best pancake shop in Amsterdam
Best pancake shop in Amsterdam

Pancakes was one of my favourite finds in Amsterdam. To see more, head to the I Was Here page. Here you’ll discover a roundup of the best restaurants, cafés and culture spots in town, all tried and tested by yours truly. 

And if you fancy deep-diving into a new destination, head over to the Mr Globetrotter blog. It’s packed with hotel reviews and insider travel tips for luxe adventures the whole world over.

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Bela Molnar
Kessens, Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 27/04/2020

[…] It’s right by the canals and within easy reach of both the Pulitzer and Soho House hotels. Pancakes and Goodies, some more of my Amsterdam faves, are also close […]

Bela Molnar
Marqt in Amsterdam | Mr Globetrotter says 28/04/2020

[…] dodge the self-catering malarkey, it’s right by a whole host of excellent eateries including Pancakes, Kessens, Goodies and The Avocado […]

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