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dcm58 Mar 26th, 2009 10:13 AM

Pancakes in Amsterdam?
Am I missing something in translation? Someone told me I had to have pancakes in Ams? are they special there? If so, where is the best place to get them!!!

I know, I am posting a lot - I apologize. This is a last minute weekend trip because flights are so cheap!!!

hetismij Mar 26th, 2009 10:17 AM

Pancakes are very popular here, and not served with lemon and sugar, but with all sorts of sweet or savoury topiings. Even with the savoury topping you should drizzle a little stroop over it.
The pancake bakery on Prinsengracht is a well known place.

Travelnut Mar 26th, 2009 10:33 AM

Kind of a thicker 'crepe' but laid out flat on the plat with whatever toppings you ordered... and as large as the plate!

jetsetj Mar 26th, 2009 10:45 AM

Even with the savoury topping you should drizzle a little stroop over it.


What's stroop?

jetsetj Mar 26th, 2009 10:47 AM



InMiami Mar 26th, 2009 10:57 AM

My partner and I had lunch at the recommended Pancake Bakery. It does have a nice location right on a canal. The “pancakes” we ordered were similar to crepes with meat, vegetables and ect. It was quite pricy for what you got. We thought the savory style crepes in Paris were comparable and not as expensive.

hetismij Mar 26th, 2009 11:11 AM

Stroop = Syrup - thick almost treacle like stuff, usually in a bottle or pot on the table in a pancake house. Not overly sweet so it goes well with savouries too.

hetismij Mar 26th, 2009 11:15 AM

The Pancake bakery is expensive, because of it's postition and it's aimed at tourists. They are about €2.00 more expensive per pancake than our local place. But at least you don't need to eat again in a hurry!

dcm58 Mar 26th, 2009 11:49 AM

thank you, everyone!!!

on more question, Hetismij, did you recommend the more expensive touristy place or the cheaper local place in you link? i clinked your link and see it is also called pancake bakery . . . i would rather visit the local, less touristy place!

cageym Mar 26th, 2009 12:16 PM

We loved our pannekoeken in the 1e Klas cafe in Amsterdam's Centraal Station. We sat on the pub side and enjoyed a delightful meal. Even if you don't eat there, make sure to pop in and check out the room (former first class lounge) to imagine travel in a bygone era.

hetismij Mar 26th, 2009 01:39 PM

The Pancake Bakery is the expensive one. There are plenty of other places to get pancakes in Amsterdam it's just that that is the best known one in probably the nicest spot.
I can't recommend one as I don't live in Amsterdam, - my local one is a train ride away from Amsterdam.
You could try cageym's suggestion.
Pancakes are never very cheap, but they are very filling.

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