Fodor's Expert Review The Pancake Bakery

$ Western Canal Ring Dutch

It's hard to go wrong when going out for Dutch pancakes in Amsterdam, but the ones at this 40-year-old stalwart are among the best in town. The 17th-century warehouse has a petite canalside patio near the Anne Frank House, and the mammoth menu has more than 75 choices of sweet and savory toppings, from traditional (with syrup and powdered sugar) to over-the-top globally inspired creations, including an Indonesian pancake with chicken satay and crispy prawn crackers. You can also order omelets, or a convincing take on the folk dish of erwtensoep (a superthick, smoked sausage–imbued pea soup; October–April only). Be prepared to wait: it's popular, and reservations are taken only for groups of six or more. Bring the kids. Pancakes are seen as children's food in the Netherlands anyway, so the vibe is always very family friendly.

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Quick Facts

Prinsengracht 191
Amsterdam, North Holland  1015 DS, Netherlands

020-625–1333

www.pancake.nl

Known For:
  • Hugely filling Dutch pancakes
  • Lines out the door at all times
  • Reasonable prices
  • Hugely filling plate-sized Dutch pancakes

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