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Pancakes Amsterdam

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What exactly are pancakes? In America they are thick and small and eaten for breakfast in stacks – the higher the stack the cooler the cowboy! In France they are called crêpes and are very large, thin and delicate and eaten for lunch or a snack from one of the little street stands.

In Holland, ‘pannekoeken’ are the size of an average frying pan, and are a bit thicker than a crêpe but thinner than American pancakes. Traditionally they are eaten for dinner, usually after the traditional Dutch pea soup called ‘snert’, with a variety of savoury (bacon and syrup, cheese and paprika) or sweet (apple, banana, icing sugar, sugar syrup, confiture) toppings. It’s a children’s favourite.

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One of our favourite pancake restauraunts in town is  Pancakes Amsterdam, and as you might guess they serve – well,  pancakes (in all different varieties).  Their original shop is located in the center of the ‘nine streets’ in Amsterdam (a little shopping delight for the ones who don’t know it yet),  and they have recently opened in a second location, just opposite the Central Station.

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They have highchairs  and a children’s menu that comes with a little surprise. Might your little one get bored after all, a toy-box filled with books, toys and games is present, or the staff can provide crayons and paper. There’s a microwave for warming up milk, and a baby changing table available also. Eet smakelijk!

xxx Esther

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Pancakes Amsterdam

Berenstraat 38,

1016 GH Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 528 9797

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Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00

 

Prins Hendrikkade 48,

1012AC Amsterdam

+31(0)20 820 42040

Open daily from 8.30 to 17.00

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